Steve Nash Has Tryout With Inter Milan

by July 27, 2013


Steve Nash will “try out” with Italian soccer club Inter Milan on July 30. Nash, who holds celebrity soccer game every summer in Manhattan, will play with the club during its North American exhibition tour. Via AP: “The two-time NBA MVP gets to become a soccer player again — if only briefly. The Lakers guard who grew up playing soccer and still has deep ties within the sport will have a tryout of sorts with Inter Milan, before the storied team opens play in the Guinness International Champions Cup tournament that’s coming to the U.S. next week. The tournament features eight club teams from around the world, with a winner to be crowned in Miami Gardens, Fla. on Aug. 7. ‘It’s a dream come true to get a chance to try out, not just to try out but to take the field with Inter Milan, one of the great, storied franchises in professional sports,’ Nash said in an interview with The Associated Press. ‘I feel like a little kid.’ Tournament officials said the tryout will take place in New Jersey, two days before Inter Milan opens its portion of the Guinness event in Indianapolis against Chelsea. And Nash expects to be feeling a fairly ramped-up level of nervousness when he laces up his cleats for that training session.”