Lower East Side Turf Battle


[Photos by Rachelle Hruska]

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If you're free for lunch come on down to Chinatown, and watch lots of cute guys run around in shorts! (if you like that kind of stuff - Rachelle and the interns left me in the office to go watch). The soccer match is between Grassroot Soccer UNITED v. Hollywood United FC, marking the halfway point of Ethan Zohn's journey from Boston to NY (while dribbling a soccer ball!) to raise awareness for Grassroots Soccer.  The teams will consist of:

Mark Consuelos (television and film actor)

Sean Evans (writer -Rush and Molloy, Daily News)

Ethan Zohn (Co-founder Grassroot Soccer; 2002 Survivor Africa winner)

Jimmy Jean-Louis (actor, Heroes)*

Anthony LaPaglia (actor, Without a Trace, president Hollywood United Football Club, Australian

Donal Logue (actor, Reservoir Dogs, other television and film)*

Costas Mandylor (actor, Saw)

Gilles Marini (actor, Sex and the City)

Brandon Routh (actor, Superman)

The "pro" soccer talent is unbelievable, with European and American stars. As important as the cute guys is the cause they are playing for. Grassroots Soccer provides African youth with the knowledge, life skills, and support to live HIV-free. After the game, the whole crowd is heading over to Marquee for the 1st Annual New York City Gala. Online ticketing has closed, but you can still buy tickets at the door of Marquee ($125/Individual and $200/couple).