Scouting New York City for an ultimate 5-a-side game
2 FC Bayern Teams. 2 Audis. 1 Challenge.
Noise, mayhem, the hustle and bustle. New York is home to more than 8 million people.
Think of the chaotic traffic conditions, confusing road layouts, the constant wail of sirens and more than 4 million vehicles on the move. What kind of challenge will all this be for Vidal, Ribéry, Boateng and Thiago as they search for the best talent to take part in a 5-a-side street soccer match in New York City?
The challenge: put together street football teams in New York City.
“Get the best out of the city.”
The four football stars from FC Bayern Munich make up two teams, the Red team and the White team. Along with 4 million other cars in the metropolis that spend around 73 hours stuck in traffic every year, Franck Ribéry and Antonio Vidal tackle the harsh conditions in their Audi A4 on the busy streets of New York – in search of creative and extraordinary athletes for this challenge. Audi connect on board to help.
Jérôme Boateng and Thiago in the White team in their A4 with connecting technology are also on the lookout for the most talented people for the all-important game that evening.Scouting: Creative and unusual. All over Manhattan – from Times Square, Chinatown and Washington Square Park through to Manhattan Bridge in search of the best talent.
FC Bayern has long been a brand in the USA, and soccer mania is practically limitless. So at the end of the day, five New York athletes stand alongside the respective captains. A large number of excited spectators gather around the fenced, synthetic turf playing field in Sara Delano Roosevelt Park in the heart of New York’s Lower East Side.
For all of them, what counts is to get the round thing into the square thing.