Steve Nash: NYC All-Star Soccer Game

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Wednesday will be a big day for soccer in America. After Team USA faces off with Algeria at 10 a.m. EST with a chance to advance out of the first round, New York City will play host to the most star-studded pickup game all year, the third annual Showdown in Chinatown. Phoenix Suns All-Star Steve Nash and former U.S.
national soccer team captain Claudio Reyna lead two squads of eight roundballers and footballers at Sara D. Roosevelt Park, on New York's Lower East Side. The 6 p.m. game will be free to the public, but for those who want the backstage experience, tickets can be purchased for an exclusive Friends of the Steve Nash Foundation Brunch, at 11 a.m., and for an Evening of Showdown after-party and auction at Kiss & Fly, at 9 p.m. Both tax-deductible events benefit underserved children in Arizona, British Columbia, Paraguay, and Uruguay. For more information, visit

You can read Outside's 2009 interview with Nash here and learn more about the USA's World Cup team here.

–Will Palmer

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