The Showdown in Chinatown
Last night was the second annual Showdown in Chinatown, an exhibition
football soccer game at the Sara D. Roosevelt Park turf field between Rivington and Stanton. The match brings together famous players from the NBA and soccer world, and is the collective brainchild of Suns point guard Steve Nash and Red Bull Claudio Reyna. Ultimately, awareness and proceeds benefit both of their respective charities.
The event started at 6 pm and was packed with fans. Most of the space relegated to onlookers was standing room only, with a small section of bleachers at the northern perimeter of the cage. The overall vibe in the neighborhood was positive, with plenty of children in attendance to view their heroes. We wholeheartedly enjoyed seeing the gargantuan Chris Bosh attempt to kick/headbutt any shot on net.