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adidas Celebrates Soccer in Los Angeles and Crowns Melvyn Owen Perez Cortez LA Tango MVP

With only one day to go in the 2018 FIFA World Cup countdown, adidas Soccer kicked off the festivities with their first Energy Mode X18 event and the celebration of their X18 footwear, the fastest and lightless cleat in the market. Located at The Base in downtown LA, the event was the first of two activations taking place in the U.S. this week, with its second edition happening in Brooklyn, NY on Sunday, June 17. Meeting at the intersection of sport and culture, and staying true to adidas Soccer’s stadium to street mantra, guests were treated to appearances from LAFC players Lee Nguyen and Latif Blessing as well as a live performance from American rapper Rich the Kid. As part of the event, Melvyn Owen Perez Cortez was crowned Tango MVP of Los Angeles and sent off to Moscow, Russia to partake in the global Tango League final that will take place during the last week of the tournament. The 18-year old player will be joined by the yet-to-be crowned MVP of NY as they compete against Tango MVPs from all around the world to earn a spot in the Tango Squad F.C. managed by World Cup champion Xabi Alonso.

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