I was honored to be invited to play in Audi + Bayern Munich’s pick up soccer match last night in Brooklyn, NY. Two teams of influencers faced off against each other with two Bayern legends on each team. Markus Babbel and Paul Breitner were on my team, and Paulo Sergio and Giovane Élber were on the red team.
Influencers included Kazeem Famuyide (theStashed), Sian Pierre (Swagger), Julian Patterson and Donnie Kwak (Complex Media). Check out some photos of the event courtesy of the good folks at Getty Images.
BROOKLYN, NY – JULY 30: Team Red poses for a photo at the Audi Soccer Pick-Up Game at Pier 2 at Brooklyn Bridge Park on July 30, 2014 in Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Audi)
The winning team.
Julian Patterson of Complex Media hits a sweet elastico on Giovane Élber
Blowing past Brazilian legend and World Cup winner, Paulo Sergio.
Just over two years ago, we teamed up with internet football legend, Joltter, to create the very first #myLBFlife video. The video has over 100k views now and has inspired a few footballers to make videos of their own.
Here are some of our favorites, including the original.
If you go on twitter and search for “grind mode” or “rise and grind” you’ll find thousands of tweets boasting about a life filled with work. It’s admirable to work hard, and lord knows we do tons of that around these parts, but sometimes you just have to leave everything, call up a few good friends and drive down to the beach. It’s even better when one of those friends is a fantastic photographer. Enjoy.
You’re probably upset that you missed our first ever Concrete Clasico street soccer tournament, so here are some photos from the event to cheer you up. Or they may upset you even more. We hope, at least, they’ll give you a small glimpse into what was a fantastic afternoon. En garde.
Who will reign as the East Coast’s best footballers?
Sunday, June 22, 2014
As the World Cup plays on and the whole world eagerly watches to see what team of seasoned professionals will be crowned Kings, we want to find out who the best amateur footballers on the East Coast are. To do so, we are hosting The Concrete Clasico; a tournament designed to crown the best of those who play the sport for love.
We are inviting the best 4v4 squads from the area (Philly, NJ, NYC and Delaware) to compete for our first Concrete Clasico and crown one team – Kings of the Street.
Celebrate the beautiful game with us in it’s purest form. Join Live Breathe Futbol at our inaugural Concrete Clasico 4v4 Tournament, wherein only the best footballers have been invited to play for glory and supremacy.
The pitch: TipTop Playground 1036 N. Front Street, Philadelphia, Pa., under the Market Frankford EL, Girard Ave. Stop.
The Prize: Concrete Clasico Cup; LBF Apparel; $100 Bar tab at Gunner’s Run; V.I.P. access after the cup for the U.S. Portugal Game at 6:00 pm (Shown on a 400+ square-foot LED screen); and a year’s worth of glory and bragging rights.
Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Classico Cup)
6:00 pm (After party at Gunner’s Run, in Piazza at Schmidt’s for U.S./Portugal game)
400+ square-foot LED screen
*All participants will receive specials at Gunner’s Run, during the viewing party.