Carmelo Anthony lives a more interesting life than we do. The Knicks forward recently traveled the Puerto Rico, not to get in some All-Star break vacation time, but to hold an inaugural press conference for the brand new soccer club he owns, Puerto Rico FC.
PRFC -- that's what the cool kids call it -- will play in the North American Soccer League. The club's first game is scheduled for July 2, so Melo won't have a scheduling conflict when the Knicks make the Finals. Tickets are available.
Oh, and by the way, you can totally try out for the team!
Having scoured Puerto Rico, the United States, Central and South America and Europe over the last several months, Head Coach Adrian Whitbread and the rest of the Puerto Rico FC technical staff are now focusing on the First Ever Open Tryouts in leading up to their inaugural season of play in the NASL.
Tryouts will be held at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida on March 12th and 13th; and in Santa Monica Airport Field in Los Angeles, California on March 19th and 20th. Adrian and his staff will be on hand assessing all the players over each two day tryout. Space is limited to ensure that all players get significant time to show their best in front of the PRFC coaching staff.
I'm afraid I must insist that all physically fit P&T'ers do their best to claim a spot on Melo's soccer club, then work his way up through the organization. I'm hoping we can score an interview with head coach Adrian Whitbread, which is apparently a real name! Go Whitbread! Go PRFC! And, as always, #StayMe70.