For the last few years NYC's arty young things have been making the beautiful game ugly while throwing one of the best outdoor parties of the summer. Sponsored by Adidas and held on the plastic pitches atop Hudson River Pier 40, Fanatic VI is a pile-up of footie, beer, BBQ, DJ's, and dudes with ironic mustaches so insanely fun that you'll wonder why the fuck you never heard of it before.
Even in New York it seems like precious few know about this yearly event, but for the young creative class it's fast becoming as much of a summer tradition as being treated for mojito-induced alchohol poisoning.
With teams consisting of players made up from staff/friends of Vice Magazine, Tokion , and Nom de Guerre to name a few, this is definitely only for the sexy people. Or at the very least not for anyone with one of those soccerball magnets on the back of their car.
If I had to put my money on anyone taking the whole thing this year I'd go with Chinatown SC. They seem like the real deal, what with being written up in AdAge earlier in the week. Oh, and they've just issued a press release stating that they've signed Thierry Henry and Iker Casillas.
I think they're lieing, and that you've a better chance of Mr. Miagi suiting up for them but they've even got the photos to prove it.
EDIT: Ben from Evenison has brought it to my attention that the LA sister event, AdiCup is happening this weekend on the left coast (because they can't let NY have all the shine).