After the “Tango League” launch in London, adidas’ worldwide street soccer tourney came to L.A. last week. An industrial warehouse in Downtown Los Angeles was dressed with moody lighting, smoke machines, wood crates and fences for a gritty, underground vibe. The premise of “Tango League” is to uncover young, local talent via worldwide 5-aside qualifiers. Winners from each region will play each other in elimination matches until a World Champion is crowned. Aside from a team trophy and praise, the athlete with the most MVP votes will become an adidas sponsored athlete/brand ambassador. With such high stakes, it is a given that the games are high-quality and cagey affairs. Our very own Shawna Gordon was on hand as a  judge and to watch Salsa Tango take the crown. The team is set to take on winner of the New York equivalent, with the hope of making it to Championship in London during the week of the Champions League final.

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