Soccer flourishing in Harlem? Definitely. adidas and the Chelsea Football Club hosted a 2 vs. 2 soccer tournament as part of its #BeTheDifference campaign, and launched the club’s new home and away kits for the 2015-16 season in NYC.
It went down at Riverbank State Park in Harlem on Tuesday, July 21.
The afternoon and evening kicked off with an exclusive 2 v. 2 soccer tournament with the best young soccer talent NYC has to offer at the FC Harlem training ground where Chelsea FC first team players Oscar, Cezar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill, Diego Costa and Eden Hazard joined the celebration to watch the competition and meet their NY fans. Chelsea FC in partnership with adidas also announced the plan for a brand new indoor soccer facility for youth players in Harlem, NY.
In addition to the Chelsea FC participants, the event featured performances from DJ Neil Armstrong and Cozy Boys. Leading global soccer freestylers F2 Freestylers from the UK and the team of Jayinho and Flo from the U.S. were also on hand. More than 250 people attended the event in Harlem to continue the celebration of adidas Soccer and Chelsea FC launching the club’s new home and away kits for the 2015-16 season.
Check out photos from the festivities below and on the following pages.