Steve Nash, the world’s most famous Tottenham Hotspur supporter, is coming back to New York City to host his annual 7 v 7 soccer tournament. And this time, Nash’s crew will take the pitch at Sara D. Roosevelt Park in the Lower East Side right in the thick of the World Cup.
On Wednesday, the Steve Nash Foundation announced it will host its annual Showdown on June 20. The event provides a really a cool opportunity to see Spurs (Tottenham) take on Spurs (San Antonio) — along with Bucks, 76ers and Celtics.
Past events have featured US soccer greats like Landon Donovan, Claudio Reyna and Brian McBride, international legends like Thierry Henry and Javier Zanetti and NBA stars like Joel Embiid, Tony Parker and Kyrie Irving.
And since the US won’t be in Moscow, I expect several more national team stars to kick it in Manhattan
Maybe Christian Pulisic will stop by.
This year, Bleacher Report is partnering with the Steve Nash Foundation to further the organization’s mission of assisting “underserved children in their health, personal development, education and enjoyment of life.”
“Being in a position to not only provide a voice for underserved children, but to put action toward it with an annual event is something I’m really passionate about,” Nash said in a statement on his foundation’s website. “Teaming up with Bleacher Report means we’ll be able to bring the fun and excitement of Showdown to millions of people through their digital and social platforms, allowing them to take part and contribute to the mission, growing health in kids.”