- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On June 26, 2008
- 0 Comments
- Claudio Reyna, General Coolness, Gregg Berhalter, Jozy Altidore, Salomon Kalou, Steve Nash, Thierry Henry
Oh what it would have been like to be in Chinatown yesterday in New York City. We all know of the event by now and I won’t go into the details of it too much since I wasn’t there to see it firsthand. I will share a couple items I got from reading about it and a few clips that I saw online about it.
Claudio Reyna and Steve Nash had a little event. Okay little doesn’t even start to describe it.
First off, the event was packed as packed can get. Hell even Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber and U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati were sitting on the turf to watch the game because every other inch of space inside the park was taken. Outside of the park, fans climbed trees and fences, others stood on a roof of an adjacent apartment building to catch a glimpse.
The scene was crazy, the game was crazy but in all it looked like one hell of a time. The collection of soccer and basketball stars was impressive.
Nash, the two-time NBA MVP, and Phoenix Suns guard Leandro Barbosa, were former Liverpool greats Robbie Fowler, Steve McManaman and Rob Jones.
Playing with Reyna, Jozy Altidore and Gregg Berhalter were Jason Kidd and Baron Davis and Chelsea’s Salomon Kalou.
Oh yeah, some guy named Thierry Henry was there as well.
Uh yeah, that’s just a nasty combination of stars folks.
I won’t go into any other details because I think these two write ups will sum it up the best. SF from The Offside Rules and the wonder Ives from SBI. They were there, so they had a better experience than I did from my home reading about it.
Ives brought up another good point though about this with Reyna. Should he have played? Hmm…interesting. Sounds like something fishy is going on with him these days. I wouldn’t be too thrilled if I were a Red Bull fan.
I will provide this video to you all that I found in SF’s post.