Jason Sudeikis And Kevin Durant Turnout For Soccer In NYC



New York, NY

As the international soccer world breathed a collective sigh of relief following the Euro 2016 Group Stages, the Steve Nash Foundation was shifting into high gear in lower Manhattan on Wednesday as Jason Sudeikis, Kevin Durant, and a host of other celebrities helped highlight their entertaining 9th annual Showdown.

A former Saturday Night Live cast member, Sudeikis managed Team White to an 11-5 victory in character as NBC’s Tottenham affiliated manager Ted Lasso, while the Oklahoma City Thunder forward, Durant lent his support in attendance at Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

The eclectic group of stars across the sports and entertainment spectrum joined in the competitive small-sided match for the admirable purpose of raising funds for the Foundation’s work with underprivileged children.

This year’s rosters included:

Team White: Steve Nash (two-time NBA MVP), Simone Sandri (Showdown Co-Founder), Kyle Martino (retired MLS and US Soccer), Massimo Gobbi (A.C. Parma), Asmir Begović (Chelsea), Salomon Kalou (Hertha BSC), Bismack Biyombo (Toronto Raptors), and Francesco Valiani (retired Italian soccer star).

Team Red: Landon Donovan (six time MLS Cup winner and US Soccer captain), Giuseppe Rossi (Levante), Georgios Samaras (Rayo OKC and Greece national team), Heath Pearce (former American soccer player), Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (Brooklyn Nets), Jeff Matteo (Assistant Coach, St. John’s Basketball and retired US Soccer player), Chris Mullin (NBA Hall of Famer & Head Coach of St. John’s Basketball), Marc Stein (ESPN’s Soccer Today), and Mike Quarino.

For more information, please visit SteveNash.org.

Photos provided by Steve Nash Foundation and The Promotion Factory.

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