Bend it like Nash: Former Sun Steve Nash added to New York Cosmos B roster

Jul 6, 2015, 10:58 AM | Updated: 10:59 am

It’s no secret that former Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash has a passion for soccer.

But can he play?

“Stephen Nash,” who retired from the NBA after the 2014-15 season, has been added to the official B-team roster of the New York Cosmos of the National Professional Soccer League.

Nash won’t be able to throw behind-the-back passes to his teammates, but certainly is familiar with “The Beautiful Game.”

The two-time NBA MVP is currently a minority owner of the MLS’ Vancouver Whitecaps, and his brother, Martin Nash, is a former Canadian soccer player.

Nash also plays in an annual charity soccer game through the Steve Nash Foundation, featuring several pro athletes and former players.

The 41-year-old NPSL rookie may suit up for the Cosmos’ next game, which comes Sunday against the Rhode Island Reds at 4 p.m. eastern time at Mitchel Field in East Garden City, N.Y.

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