Last month, New York City Football Club and the Consulate General of the United Arab Emirates in New York came together with the South Bronx community to create a street soccer festival at P.S. 49. The event, which benefitted local youth, was made possible by the support of Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC).
During the afternoon and into the evening, local youth faced off in five-on-five round-robin tournaments on the blue mini-pitch at P.S. 49 that NYCFC and its partners constructed last fall. The festival was capped off with “celebrity games” with players from New York City agencies – including New York City Police Department (NYPD), New York City Fire Department (FDNY), NYC Parks, and New York City Mayor’s Office – as live music, activities, and social services tabling took place in the background. NYCFC Head Coach, Patrick Vieira, and Defender, Alex Callens, joined the celebration.
Today, the groups are proud to share the video produced following the event. Watch the video above!