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Chelsea FC Helps Bring Youth Soccer Field to West Harlem

Members of FC Harlem pose with Ashley Cole, Michael Essien and the Premier League Trophy. (John Furlong // WFUV Sports)


On Tuesday, November 28, representatives from Chelsea FC, along with club legends Ashley Cole and Michael Essien, visited Fredrick Douglass Academy on 148th St. in Manhattan. The visit was a culmination of a five-year relationship between Chelsea and FC Harlem, who have teamed up to bring a $2.5 Million youth soccer field to West Harlem that will run directly under the W 145th St. bridge. 

The visit to Harlem was the final stop on a US tour for Essien, Cole, and Chelsea as they teamed with charitable organizations across the country. 

Click below to hear interviews with FC Harlem director Irv Smalls, Essien, and Cole.