soccer

PS 142 Mini Soccer Pitch Debuts in Attorney Street Playground

Posted October 15, 2019 at 5:03 am

Seven months after the city announcement, there is a new mini soccer pitch on the Lower East Side. Last week, PS 142 on Attorney Street cut the ribbon on the new play space. Essentially, blacktop painted with the lines of a soccer field. The play-yard addition is sponsored by the nascent NYC Soccer Initiative, a […]

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PS 142 on Attorney Street Awarded New Mini Soccer Pitch

Posted March 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

Already with a rehabilitated playground, students at PS 142 are set to receive another school yard amenity. A soccer pitch. The new field is part of the nascent NYC Soccer Initiative, public-private program between the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, New York City Football Club (NYCFC), U.S. Soccer Foundation […]

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City Pitches New Soccer Field at P.S. 184 on Cherry Street

Last modified March 28, 2018 at 10:56 pm

Lace up. Looks like another soccer field might soon come to the Lower East Side. The New York City Soccer Initiative – a public-private partnership between the city, US Soccer Foundation, New York City Football Club, and Adidas – is pitching a new pitch. Location of choice is an area still ripe for the picking. […]

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Steve Nash’s 9th Annual ‘Showdown NYC’ Brings Landon Donovan To The Pitch

Posted May 20, 2016 at 10:30 am

With the drama surrounding the sorry state of Sara D. Roosevelt’s pitch and its subsequent eleventh hour replacement all comfortably in the past, the Steve Nash Foundation is ready to kick off its 9th annual “Showdown NYC.” And this year, Nash is breaking out the big guns. Or feet. According to the LA Galaxy’s website, “Landon […]

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Refurbished ‘Lion’s Gate’ Soccer Field Reopens in Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Posted August 17, 2015 at 5:17 am

Local soccer players can rest easy. The Parks Department just completed its refurbishing of the Lion’s Gate Field in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. And in record time, at that. The area itself had been closed for two weeks, but replacing the turf only took eight days. The pitch reopens today with Parks logo emblazoned in […]

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Caffeine for Kicks: ‘Football Cafe FC’ Now Serving on Forsyth Street

Posted August 6, 2015 at 5:10 am

And now a Lower East Side coffee shop tailored specifically to footie fans. That antique-ish “Travel Agency” marquee signage above 100 Forsyth Street is somewhat of a misnomer. Last summer – during the height of World Cup frenzy – the space housed a so-called football concierge. It was a temporary pop-up collaboration between Chinatown-based football […]

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Stanton Street Soccer Field Reopens with Shiny New Turf from Nike

Last modified June 15, 2015 at 10:04 am

Better late than never. The replacement pitch donated by Nike on Stanton Street in Sara D. Roosevelt Park is now ready for play. Officially. The Parks Department cut the ribbon on the new soccer surfacing Friday evening, after mucho pressure from the community (and maybe even from pro athletes participating in the annual Showdown). Contractors […]

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Nike Replaced the Pitch at the Stanton Street Soccer Field; Steve Nash’s ‘Showdown’ is Happening

Posted June 1, 2015 at 5:00 am

After nine years of constant use and abuse, the shredded Nike soccer field on Stanton Street is finally on the road to rehabilitation. The sports brand is currently replacing the field and should wrap by mid-month. New turf carpeting is already in place while other materials lie in wait on the adjacent basketball courts. Honestly, […]

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Reader Report: Child Steps on Exposed Needle in the Nike Field Turf on Stanton Street

Posted May 15, 2015 at 5:10 am

Rumors surfaced earlier this week that the Showdown in Chinatown (now, simply “Showdown”) is on shaky ground this year. The annual event – begun by the Steve Nash Foundation in 2008 – might be sidelined due to the disastrous condition of the field. Yes, the well-worn nature of the pitch is a testament to the importance […]

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Rumor: Defective Stanton Street Soccer Field Sidelines Steve Nash’s Showdown in Chinatown (For Now)

Last modified May 12, 2015 at 1:17 pm

Nine years after Nike “gifted” a soccer field on Stanton Street, the pitch is totaled. The conditions here are terrible, and downright dangerous. As previously reported, the turf has been deteriorating at an alarming rate, especially since 2010. With good reason; it’s used constantly and at all hours. The turf is so far gone that […]

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