Nash's Showdown in Chinatown
January 1, 2008
Steve Nash and soccer player Claudio Reyna organized a "Showdown in Chinatown" soccer game to benefit their respective charity foundations. Prior to the game, players signed jerseys.
Raja Bell was part of Team Nash.
Brazilian Leandro Barbosa also played for Team Nash.
Former Suns and current Dallas Mavericks player Jason Kidd was part of Team Reyna.
Marc Stein of ESPN.com and a Manchester FC supporter was part of Team Reyna.
Thierry Henry from FC Barcelona player for Team Nash.
Nash was the center of attention as the main force organizing the event.
Nash shows off a thoroughly autographed jersey.
The game was played in New York at Nike Field in Sara D. Roosevelt Park on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
Team Nash included Nash (top row, second from left), Bell (top row, third from right), and Barbosa (top row, right end).
Nash spoke to the crowd lining the park boundry.
Nash was all smiles prior to the action.
New Los Angeles Clippers player Baron Davis was ready to show his stuff for Team Reyna.
Henry and Nash posed with organizers before the game.
Nash took the time to answer media questions before the game.
Raja Bell was ready to go.
As was Leandro Barbosa.
Spectators lined the field inside and outside the fence as the game got under way.
Raja Bell had a little trouble early in the game.
Team Nash found themselves down 0-2.in the early going.
Nash dribbles as Jason Kidd watches in the background (blue shirt).
An unidentified player attacks Nash from behind.
Barbosa uses his head while Kidd watches.
Nash and Bell defend.
Barbosa dribbles, but not exactly like his winter game.
Henry scored two goals for Team Nash including the goal that tied the game at two.
Nash scored two goals as Team Nash came back to take the lead.
Nash and Bell control the ball.
Baron Davis seemed to be enjoying himself.
Nash celebrates one of his two goals.
Nash and Barbosa combine to control the ball.
Baron Davis celebrates his goal.
Nash celebrates as Team Nash scores.
Nash acknowledges the cheers as Team Nash wins 9-4.