Free Kick Masters 2008

Who needs David Beckham? Not us; we’ve got more than 30 world-class soccer players coming into town to vie for a $1.5 million pot in the Free Kick Masters 2008. The world’s strongest feet and fastest hands strut their stuff in this direct-shots-on-goal competition. You’ll see players including Ronaldinho Gaúcho, said to be the best soccer player in the world right now; Anderson “Deco” Luis de Souza, the Brazilian hottie; and Rafael Márquez, the Mexican kickster known for his sultry looks as much as his strong foot. The “Free Kick Master” winner gets a million dollars, and the “Golden Goalkeeper” gets a half mil. This event sold out in Spain last year (it was also broadcast to some 110 million viewers in 30 different countries). Lucky you, you get to see it in person. 7 to 11 p.m. Reliant Stadium, One Reliant Park. For information, call 832-667-1400 or visit www.freekickmastersusa.com. $27 to $750 (no, that’s not a typo).
Sat., July 5, 7-11 p.m., 2008
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