Friday, June 28, 2013


cameras all the time--the Brazil bound -TEAM USA Defender Oguchi Onyewu.(aka GOOCH) 

Steve Nash meets+greets supporters pre-game
FYI: Steve Nash Foundation-assists underserved kids-supporting health, personal development, education and quality of life...

sponsor Kappa

Emmerson Boyce-EPL's Wigan +Barbados Int'l Team Captain

This version of  a Team USA in red---which is way, outfit wise - better than those Where's Waldo red/white striped tops from Nike

 AC Milan Midfielder Massimo Ambrosini -a big NBA fan who wear #23-Michael Jordan's number!!!

gettin' ready...

a bit of a warm up...

Steve Nash---in blue-International team....

Amber gets a touch-good for her!

we doubt there was a lot of explaining the rules...Stu Holden -official Team USA (welcome back good luck in the Con. Gold Cup!!!)-listens in

first touch

Chicago Bulls Shooting Guard Marco Stefano Belinelli

Left Giuseppi Rossi-playing the most minutes since his injury...and MVP of this SHOWDOWN -- and New York native and Chicago Bulls player-and ALL Star... Joakim Noah...right-Sacha Kljestan

first goal by Emmerson Boyce w/ nice assist by Steve Nash

Simone Sandri-former soccer pro now NBA analyst

Rossi, Holden, Nash

G. Rossi-who by the way after the game gave one interview after another-alternating between Italian and English...seemingly mid-sentence

Gooch just stands there-Defender defending ---very subtle

another goal-for red...

Sammy Ameobi-Newcastle United Attacker

Marco Stefano Belinelli and Stu Holden

Team Red-yes!

Official TEAM USA-er-Sacha Kljestan-plays for Anderlecht of Belguim Pro League. Practice Portuguese, imo

Noah---lots of interviews--and BTW son of tennis great Yannick Noah


Red Bulls half time guys...

freebies...always popular

well---our boyfriend kind of looks like this...eye candy for sure...

there were a lot of great players on the field but given an age/skills ratio--the Steve Nash scion (in the middle) was the best on the field. An amazing touch...incredible to see...

Stu Holden recognizes a star player when he sees one...

Second Half

 The crowd was quiet but that's because this game was really intense...and well

Alessandro Noselli

two 35 minute halfs--and hot and humid...but no slack here....

Sammy Ameobi

-another one....for RED

ESPN announcer Mark Stein held his own---

Marco Stefano Belinelli

NOAH---scores the final goal---and celebrates...

BONUS: A Girand-Perrigaux watch ---to Mr. MVP. FYI---and the same watch brand that hosted our fav NYC Fashion Night Out where we met USA's soccer master(ess) Alex Morgan. Sure she will be in a Showdown-someday!