Steve Nash

Steve Nash Brings the 11th Annual ‘Showdown’ to the LES Tomorrow

Posted June 19, 2018 at 5:08 am

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 – […]

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Scenes from Steve Nash’s 9th Annual Showdown NYC on the LES [PHOTOS]

Posted June 23, 2016 at 5:16 am

Last night, the Lower East Side again played host to the annual Showdown NYC. It was the ninth outing for retired ball player Steve Nash, who rallied his athlete friends for another inner-city friendly. As in years prior, a delegation of NBA, MLS, and international soccer stars, as well as notable personalities, gathered at Nike […]

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Scenes from Steve Nash’s 8th Annual Showdown NYC [PHOTOS]

Posted June 25, 2015 at 5:13 am

The annual Steve Nash Showdown in Chinatown almost didn’t happen this time around. It was much ado over a deteriorated soccer field that wasn’t properly maintained. Nine years of use and abuse really wore it down. The pitch was finally replaced earlier this month after Nike stepped up to the plate, at which point the […]

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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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Recap: Steve Nash’s 7th Annual Showdown NYC

Last modified June 27, 2014 at 8:29 am

As we neared Sara D. Roosevelt Park, the summery jingle of ice cream trucks, overworked engines of delivery vehicles, and general afternoon din of the Lower East Side was replaced with a growing festive atmosphere. Speakers pumped out Top 40 dance remixes and people milled about. The threat of rain didn’t dampen the spirits of those in attendance for Steve Nash’s […]

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7th Annual ShowdownNYC Street Soccer Match Kicks Off Tomorrow Night

Posted June 24, 2014 at 6:11 am

World Cup excitement is at a fever pitch (pun intended), and this week footballers, basketballers, giddy children, and fans of all ages will take to Sara D. Roosevelt Park for Steve Nash’s 7th Annual Showdown NYC, to benefit the Steve Nash Foundation. With world class talent always showing up for the 8-a-side street match, and with the US […]

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Date Set For Steve Nash’s ‘Showdown NYC’ 2014

Posted May 20, 2014 at 10:35 am

Save the date: Steve Nash’s 7th annual Showdown in Chinatown NYC will get underway next month. As usual, the roster will remain a mystery until game time, but never disappoints – last year the teams were chock full of football and NBA fan favorites. Regardless of skill, each year the players deliver plenty of personality on the pitch, and […]

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Recap: Steve Nash’s Showdown In Chinatown [2013]

Last modified June 27, 2013 at 1:06 pm

The air was thick with humidity and anticipation for the 6th annual Showdown in Chinatown. The children were having their usual pre-match kickabout on the pitch. Fans clamored up the bleachers to stake out seats. Remixed radio favorites blared across Sara D. Roosevelt Park. A festive vibe, for sure. The players arrived promptly at 6:15 […]

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Showdown in Chintatown Tonight; More Players Revealed

Posted June 26, 2013 at 6:13 am

Just a reminder to all Showdown fans that this year’s eight-a-side street footie match kicks off tonight at 6:30pm in Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

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