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Photos: Steve Nash Took Metro To The Big Soccer Game On Saturday

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On Saturday, former Laker Steve Nash posted photos on his Instagram chronicling his odyssey using L.A. Metro to get to the Rose Bowl for the CONCACAF Cup soccer match. Nash's journey appears to have originated at the Metro Green Line stop in El Segundo.

According to Metro's trip planning feature, Nash would have switched over to the Silver Line at the Harbor Freeway Station. Nash was taken aback when he realized he wasn't getting on actual train, but would have to on a bus. The tone in his caption, and his disturbing facial expression, seems to infer that this was somewhat of a busskill.

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Nash didn't chronicle the remainder of his trip on his Instagram (he was probably too busy chatting with his new friends, I bet!), but we can guess that once the Silver Line dropped him off at Union Station, he switched to the Gold Line and got off at Memorial Park Station in Pasadena. There, a special shuttle would've scooped him up and taken him straight to the Rose Bowl. Metro estimates the total trip time would take between 2 and 2 1/2 hours on a Saturday afternoon. That sounds insane, but maybe taking Metro was actually for the best when you considering how horrific this weekend's traffic predictions were.

This is exactly what Metro needs; celebrity spokespersons. The last time we heard of a celeb's gushing endorsement of Metro was from Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser in 2010.