June 25, 2008

The ultimate soccer pick-up game this evening (5:30) in Manhattan.: Steve Nash putting an all-star group together for a pick-up soccer game for charity.

posted by dales15 to soccer at 02:44 PM - 12 comments

Though you wonder if it'll be delayed if Germany-Turkey goes to pens. If you're in that part of Manhattan, take your video camera, pls? We know what Nash can do, but Jason Kidd? Should be a lot of fun.

posted by etagloh at 03:00 PM on June 25, 2008

I'll be there. The little guy with the big skillz.

posted by worldcup2002 at 03:24 PM on June 25, 2008

I'm sure Barca will be chuffed that Henry's agreed to play. Not that I have the faintest idea what a pick-up game is.

posted by squealy at 06:05 PM on June 25, 2008

Anybody go? Sounds like a fun event. Curious how it played out. Also, how'd they raise money if attendance was free? Were they selling concessions?

posted by DudeDykstra at 08:36 PM on June 25, 2008

There are photos already up on Flickr. (This set has some crackers.) Pick-up = American for 'kickabout'. Not exactly jumpers-for-goalposts, this one, though.

posted by etagloh at 11:28 PM on June 25, 2008

Well, WC2K2. Where are ya? Is that you with the fence climbing skillz?

posted by BoKnows at 11:36 PM on June 25, 2008

Erm. My agent was holding out for a stipend. And by "agent," I meant imagination.

posted by worldcup2002 at 02:25 AM on June 26, 2008

I love Nash. Generally, a free event like that raises money by taking donations at the door.

posted by rcade at 08:27 AM on June 26, 2008

And by "agent," I meant imagination. Maybe they'll offer more the next time Steve Nash puts together a "once-in-a-lifetime" pickup game.

posted by BoKnows at 10:55 AM on June 26, 2008

That is crazy-awesome.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:08 AM on June 26, 2008

Yeah, sorry I'm on the other coast. Woulda been big fun to see Nash mix it up with the likes of Henry, Kalou, Fowler, Reyna.

posted by worldcup2002 at 04:36 PM on June 26, 2008

Here's link to the MLS video. And here's a couple blogs. The Offside Rules This is American Soccer (which has a link to this video)

posted by goddam at 10:34 PM on June 29, 2008

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