NBA star Nash gets his kicks on soccer field

Updated: August 11, 2006, 6:44 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Steve Nash got his kicks with the Red Bulls.

The two-time NBA MVP practiced with the New York soccer team at Giants Stadium on Thursday, ahead of the team's exhibition game Saturday against FC Barcelona.

Red Bulls coach Bruce Arena gave his team strict orders: Don't tackle Nash.

"My biggest concern was him getting hurt," Arena said on the Bulls' Web site. "A friend of mine is one of the assistants at Phoenix, ...

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