adiCup2010 New York - Oh yea, they're for real.

It's time to count down to the 2010 World Cup, which will occupy tv screens everywhere from June 11th to July 11th. What better way to celebrate a tournament than having a mini one?

The adiCup tournament started out in 2002 where a bunch of NY "creative types" got together to compete in an annual soccer/ football tournament. Now it's spawned tournaments in Berlin, London, and Tokyo. The winner of the regional tournaments will get to battle it out in the finals in Herzogenaurach, Germany, the historic adidas Originals headquarters. What does the utlimate winning team get? A trip to the World Cup Final™ in South Africa on July 11th and, we'd imagine, serious bragging rights. They're not pros, but these people practice and play everyday.

The New York tournament will be going down this Saturday, May 22nd, from 1 to 8pm, at Pier 40 way west in TriBeCa. See the list of participating teams here and below are a few of our favorite team names and logos.

It's not Nom de Guerre, it's Nom de Hooligans.


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