The above is a cell phone picture from the field where the Showdown in Chinatown will take place in approximately one hour. The weather does not look as nice as last year, but who really cares? It's the footy we are interested in.
UPDATE: Spectator says it's pissing rain and wonders if the players will risk it.
UPDATE II: Marc Stein reports he will be playing again and has lineups.
Team Nash (white): Steve, Martin Nash, Thierry Henry, Mathieu Flamini, Ryan Babel, Edgar Davids, Grant Hill and Francesco Santoro in goal
Team Reyna (blue): Claudio, J. Zanetti, R. Cordoba, Adrian Mutu, Salomon Kalou, Chris Bosh, Tony Parker, Me (gulp) and Mike Quarino in goal
Stein also reports that the game will go on despite rain.
Looks like former UF interviewee Mike Quarino gets to play in the game of a lifetime two years in a row.
UPDATE III, 5:56 ET: It appears our boys are busy at work, but Stein delivers with a nice little tidbit about Grant Hill telling Ryan Babel about watching Johan Cruyff.
Bigus Dickus and Spectator's vantage point behind the goal. Looks like Flamini in white, with Chris Bosh the lanky fellow in the bank, Tony Parker, Reyna, unrecognizable and Steve Nash.
Also, note the fellow in blue sitting on the bench looking down at something...I presume that's Marc Stein live twittering.
Another pic from Bigus...Reyna, Nash, ???, ???, ???, Tony Parker, Flamini?.
Chris Bosh...you think stringbean Peter Crouch on the pitch is unusual? Try 7 foot Chris Bosh. He's playing in just sneakers, apparently has never played before, and is having a good time. Awesome.