Recap: Showdown in Chinatown 2010

Posted on: June 24th, 2010 at 6:33 am by

Yesterday evening, the third annual Nash-Reyna Showdown in Chinatown overtook Sara D. Roosevelt Park between Rivington and Stanton Streets.  Much like previous years, the eight-on-eight friendly was great fun – an entertaining match backed by a pulsating soundtrack of tasty beats and enthusiastic audience cheering.

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Turnout was fairly strong, with a three-deep crowd lining the perimeter of the soccer field.  Players, press, early birds, and children sat on the turf proper.  And there seemed to be a whole buzz in the air, thanks to the epic last-minute victory over Algeria yesterday.  Even the droning vuvuzelas made a guest appearance.

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Surprise player was definitely actor Anthony LaPaglia (Joe in Empire Records), who was goalkeeper on Steve Nash’s squad.

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And a bit of video:

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