Landon Donovan vs. Steve Nash: Showdown In Chinatown returns!

Showdown in Chinatown Team Pic

by DAVE MARTINEZ

For the past eight years, Steve Nash’s charity “Showdown in Chinatown” event has become a staple to the New York soccer summer.

And their ninth edition may be the most unforgettable match yet.

This year, Steve Nash and U.S. Men’s National Team legend Landon Donovan will be on opposing sides as the Showdown in Chinatown event returns on Wednesday, June 22nd in Manhattan’s Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

Past editions of the tournament have been a veritable who’s who of the soccer and basketball worlds, with such world soccer stars as Patrick Vieira, Thierry Henry, Alessandro Del Pierro, Javier Zanetti, Claudio Reyna, Giuseppe Rossi and Jozy Altidore have teamed up and competed against NBA greats Tony Parker, Jeremy Lin, Chris Bosh and Dirk Nowitzki. Guests for this year’s tournament have not been named just yet, but the Showdown always manages to surprise fans with their list of participants.

EoS will be covering the event for our ninth straight year. Fans can come out and take in the action. The event is once again free to the general public.