LOWER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) --Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash held his popular charity soccer match, The Steve Nash Foundation Showdown, last week at New York City's Sara D. Roosevelt Park with thousands of fans cheering on.
Participants included professional NBA and soccer players such as Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder), Landon Donovan (six-time MLS Cup winner and US Soccer captain), Kyle Martino (retired MLS and US Soccer), Bismack Biyombo (Toronto Raptors), Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (Brooklyn Nets), Chris Mullin (NBA Hall of Famer & Head Coach of St. John's Basketball), Giuseppe Rossi (Levante), Georgios Samaras (Rayo OKC and Greece national team) and more.
** Click on the video player above to see footage from the event **
A special appearance from actor Jason Sudeikis, playing his role as Coach Ted Lasso, known for his little knowledge of soccer in wildly popular NBC Sports ads, gave humorous tips and commentary during the match.
The Steve Nash Foundation is a U.S. and Canadian charity dedicated to assisting underserved children in their health, personal development, education and enjoyment of life. Nash holds this event yearly in New York City.