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Best Place to Play Pick-Up Soccer New York 2011 - Sarah Roosevelt Park

There might be bigger fields in New York that have real grass, but the best place to play a competitive match of pick-up soccer is at Sarah Roosevelt Park on Chrystie Street and Stanton. Sure, you're essentially playing footy on puke-green carpeting, but you can find a solid eight-a-side game even on weekday afternoons. Someone usually brings colored bibs as well, so you don't have to worry whether or not your Harry and the Hendersons–level body hair will be exposed during a game of shirts versus skins. People from around the globe show up, so it's just like playing a match in Spain's La Liga or England's Premier League, but with smoke breaks. Christie and Stanton streets

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