FC Harlem U17 participate in pickup game with UEFA Starts

FC HARLEM LIONS U17 Team was treated to night of small sided soccer at Pier 40 in Manhattan with some of UEFA’s world football legends.

The UEFA Executive Master for International Players Program visited the US to learn more about American professional sports leagues. As part of their visit to Major League Soccer HQ, a pickup match was scheduled with MLS staff and former league players, world football legends and FC HARLEM players.

The invitation extended by MLS Commissioner’s Office gave 5 FC HARLEM players the opportunity to play along the likes of Eric Abidal, Christian Karembeu, Robert Pires, Rai, Jessica Landstrom, Your Djorkaeff and Alecko Eskandarian. The players had a chance to meet MLS Commissioner and FC Harlem Board Member Don Garber.

“ Wow.. I mean that is Eric Abidal out there…and I am just a few feet from him!!”
Abdul of FC Harlem U17. His excitement summed up the event!


FC Harlem U17 participate in pickup game with UEFA Starts

FC Harlem U17 participate in pickup game with UEFA Starts

FC Harlem U17 participate in pickup game with UEFA Starts

FC Harlem U17 participate in pickup game with UEFA Starts

FC Harlem U17 participate in pickup game with UEFA Starts

FC Harlem U17 participate in pickup game with UEFA Starts

FC Harlem U17 participate in pickup game with UEFA Starts