Steve Nash Brings the 11th Annual ‘Showdown’ to the LES Tomorrow
World Cup fever is a fleeting illness – contracted in mid-June, lasting a month – and nearly impossible to satiate. But once you catch it, you don’t really want to shake it, anyway. Yes, it’s still hard to swallow that oh-so-bitter pill of the USMNT not qualifying for this year’s tournament, but take heart – no one has to wake up at 6:30am to watch the 2018 matches (looking at you, WC 2002). Plus, after Wednesday’s Iran vs. Spain broadcast, you can always check out the 11th Annual B/R Football x Steve Nash Foundation Showdown charity game on the Lower East Side (nee “Showdown in Chinatown”).
Not only is basketballer Steve Nash a co-owner of the Vancouver Whitecaps, but earlier this year, he furthered his passion for the beautiful game by partnering with Bleacher Report Football, and has been providing them with coverage on all things soccer. Thus, the ever growing charity football match is being co-hosted by B/R Football.
Now in its 11th year, and back at its old stomping grounds of Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Showdown will have plenty of big names who aren’t currently on a pitch in Russia, including former Chelsea star and current Hertha BSC striker Salomon Kalou, Bournemouth’s keeper Asmir Begović, USMNT and German league FC Schalke 04’s Weston McKennie, former USMNT and New England Revolution favorite Charlie Davies, and former USMNT and LA Galaxy’s Kyle Martino, to name a few. There are usually some other pretty big surprise players who show up, too.
The event is free, with sponsor opportunities still available. Kickoff is tomorrow at 6:30pm. Get down there early, it’s usually packed.
— Steve Nash (@SteveNash) June 8, 2018