David Beckham and Zidane got on to a field together again after a long while, but this was no high stakes match, in fact it was for Adidas, MLS W.O.R.K.S., Major League Soccer’s community outreach initiative project designed to encourage soccer players of all levels and backgrounds to pick up a ball and join 10 friends on the field to play the beautiful game of soccer
or so says Patrik Nilsson, adidas America President.
First things first, it’s football NOT soccer (just had to let that out of my chest).
The partnership between adidas, MLS W.O.R.K.S. and FieldTurf supports the continued growth of soccer in the U.S. by providing grants to organizations to build synthetic fields. Five grants were awarded in 2009 to support new fields in Seattle, Los Angeles, New York, Milwaukee and Vancouver, Wash.
“MLS W.O.R.K.S. is proud to partner with adidas and FieldTurf to provide soccer players throughout the country with world-class soccer fields to call their own,” said MLS Commissioner Don Garber, “The ‘Footprint Fields’ program provides young players the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful game. A few could rise up to the professional ranks like the Galaxy’s Tristan Bowen and Chivas USA’s Jorge Flores have done in the last two years, but all will benefit from these new fields.”
Checkout the video, Zidane looks pretty fit to me, he could still do a job at some clubs, i’m talking to you Sam Allardyce….