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Nash, Reyna, Henry and Co.

A couple days old, but worth mentioning......

NBA star Steve Nash and former USA captain Claudio Reyna organized a charity soccer match in New York City the other day. Click here to read about it, click here to watch the video from APL Films.

By Steve Goff  |  June 27, 2008; 3:23 PM ET
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So Reyna played in *this* game?

Wow. He really *is* Son of Lothar of the Beach People. As a United supporter, this amuses me...

Posted by: EdTheRed | June 27, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

went to this and it was awesome. henry was the highlight but salomon kalou was very good as well. baron davis was the crowd favorite by far.

i got there before it started and the field was already packed and the outside of the fence was 4 people deep all the way around. awesome game and a great crowd, probably close to what a red bull game gets, and there was barely even any publicity about this.

Posted by: pat | June 27, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Finally a link without an old fart soundtrack!
Thanks Steve, very fun stuff!

Posted by: Dadryan | June 27, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

This was the most blog-tastic thing I've heard of in a long, long time.

Posted by: Stan | June 27, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

This was the most blog-tastic thing I've heard of in a long, long time.

Posted by: Stan | June 27, 2008 4:15 PM
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Actually, CNN ran a piece on the event, this morning. Not just the blogs....

Posted by: Fisch Fry | June 27, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Goff, any word on if we are after this chilean kid from their u20 team that had big stars like Alexi Sanchez?

http://www.tercera.cl/contenido/82_25747_9.shtml

Theres the link to the article linkking him to us for a possible loan. He is a right midfielder, maybe Quaranta will now be tried up top again instead of moreno with this kid playing right wing?

Posted by: Bolivian DC Fan | June 27, 2008 4:28 PM | Report abuse

O yea and his name is Dogaberto Currimilla.

Posted by: Bolivian DC Fan | June 27, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: trickshottim.com | June 27, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Goff, you should give some love to Kicking It. Looks like a great film for a great cause. Opens at Landmark E Street tonight. Can't wait to see it at 10 pm. There will also be a reception at ESPN Zone organized by Washington Life. MLS and homeless soccer stars will be present.

http://www.landmarktheatre.com/Films/films_frameset.asp?id=68972

Posted by: Sofia Boy | June 27, 2008 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Off topic - sorry -- but Mr. Goff mentioned a week or so ago that United was putting on a youth soccer clinic on June 28 in Arlington, but I don't see any mention if it on the DC United website: http://dcunited.mlsnet.com/t103/community/soccer_series/.

Does anyone know if this clinic is still going to take place?

Posted by: Bill in Md. | June 27, 2008 5:49 PM | Report abuse

It's a great film ABOUT a great cause. I don't believe the film is necessarily a fundraiser for the yearly competition or the US program, but it should bring much deserved attention on the folks who have dedicated themselves to this. I met the US team manager, last week. He's obviously dedicated to the cause of helping the homeless, and it's a happy coincidence that he's able to use his love of soccer to help. It's fascinating to watch as the managers select the team, and to watch as the players compete for personal and national honor.

Posted by: Fisch Fry | June 27, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Dagoberto Currimilla (not Dogaberto). I wonder how these reports surface. Certainly not clear from the article that there is a loan deal in place, as all there is his comments. However, it would be a pleasure to see United bring in a talented young midfielder capable of earning a place on Chile's impressive U-20 team. It would be nice to see the FO start putting in place some building blocks for the future.

Posted by: Fisch Fry | June 27, 2008 6:23 PM | Report abuse

You know if MLS or USSF is smart they would sponsor next year's and future event like this and bring in ESPN2 to show it on TV. Talk about promoting something like this!!!

It may be hard for MLS players to take part in this event while their season is still on-going, but i can see the Euro based players wanted to come to NYC for fame and leisure. ;-)

Also there are quite a few foreigners now in the NBA. and most of them knows how to play soccer, including Nash former teammate Nowitzki and Frenchy boy, Parker. and best of all, Kobe knows how to kick the futbol too. he did grow up in Italy.

Posted by: justsayin' | June 27, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

Oh, one more basketball and Football connection, our future president, knows both. He is most known for playing basketball, but he does know how to kick a soccer ball around. Look it up.

maybe they can make this event a double event. Soccer, one day. Basketball another since they are looking to mix up the players of both sides.

Posted by: justsayin' | June 27, 2008 7:03 PM | Report abuse

I didn't know that John McCain played futbol! :)

Posted by: frankie boy | June 27, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Just saw LD and his crew (w/o Beckham) heading to Morton's downtown. I steered them in the right direction, but I think I feigned ignorance of who they were pretty well. Think LD might have caught a flicker of recognition, however.

Posted by: Conn & L Streets | June 27, 2008 8:54 PM | Report abuse

john mccain almost banned the existence of ufc and mixed martial arts in the entire country, as a cage fighter, he's an enemy

Posted by: jm_hater | June 27, 2008 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Steve, great article always enjoy your insight. Thought you might be interested to know Josh Gros just officially endorsed this great soccer site www.completesoccercoach.com

Posted by: Andrew Hemingway | June 27, 2008 11:17 PM | Report abuse

Kobe?
KObe?
Howz my a$$ taste Kobe?
Kobe don't know futbal!
Shaq knows futball!
Nash has got the quick feet but I gots da rock solid defensive technique.

Posted by: Shaq | June 28, 2008 12:12 AM | Report abuse

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/27/AR2008062703156_pf.html

One small nit in your article, "A Latin American report has linked United with midfielder Dagoberto Currimilla, who started all six games for Chile at last year's Under-20 World Cup."


Currimilla started six games. Chile played 7 games. Currimilla received a red card and was forced to miss the 3rd place game.

Posted by: JSF | June 28, 2008 1:53 AM | Report abuse

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