Having barely touched down on NYC soil, Andrea Pirlo followed up his introductory press conference with a trip to Downtown United Soccer Club to support the clubs' summer camp.

A fine way to start as you mean to go on; lend a helping hand in the local neighbourhood. With the kids all donning adidas NYCFC t-shirts with 'Pirlo 21' on the back, the suave king of cool helped with a 45 minute training session on the Pier 40 pitches in Manhattan.

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With every sweeping pass of perfection, we await the time when him, Frank Lampard and David Villa are all on the pitch together.