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Rare Breeds: A Guide to the Unique Athletes Mastering the Two Worlds of Freestyle and Street Football

Freestyle and street football are often incorrectly thrown together in the same 'alt-soccer' category for those not familiar with the sports. But the comparison is like mixing up apples and fruit...

USMNT Legend Cobi Jones Speaks on His Past, and Soccer’s Future

Last month, Urban Pitch featured LA Galaxy and USMNT legend Cobi Jones on a podcast where he spoke about his journey in soccer, starting as a walk-on at UCLA...
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Top 10 Tekkers to Binge Watch this Week

As a SoCal resident, to say that the weather has been crazy is somewhat of an understatement. Fifty degree weather with insane amounts of rain pouring down, even hail...

Meet the Fagerli Brothers, the Powerhouse Norwegian Duo and New Face of Freestyle

Ever wonder what it's like to walk in the shoes of a world champion? Well how about two? Meet the Fagerli brothers, a Norwegian duo who are individually ranked number...

The Coolest Advancements in Football Boot Technology

Over the years, we have seen some major innovations in football boots—from Nike's FootballX series to Adidas' Cage & Court collection, it's evident we have come a long way since Adidas...
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Urban Lens: Playing with Freedom in Yangon, Myanmar

The country of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is comprised of more than 100 different ethnic groups. Previously the capital until 2006, Yangon is still the largest and busiest commercial...
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The Round-Up: Coming Up in Street Football, Futsal, and Freestyle

Looking to play some futsal or street football this February? Check out some of the top futsal, street football, and freestyle events coming up in your neighborhood! Futsal of Tulsa...
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Signature Move with All-Around Baller Miguel Sanchez

Continuing with our Signature Move series, where we have ballers break down one of their favorite tekkers, L.A. street baller Miguel Sanchez shows us a devastating maneuver he uses to put...

Top 10 Tekkers of the Week

As we transition to a new presidency, one thing we can expect is change. Regardless of your feelings toward the Donald, you can't argue that his style is very different...

The Best Shoes For Street Football, According to the Pros

To quote the great Mars Blackmon, "It's gotta be the shoes." Whether it's industry stalwarts like Nike and Adidas, or smaller competitors like New Balance or Puma, a street...

Yo Katsuyama Met Someone Who Did What He Loved, Then Decided to Dedicate His Life to Freestyle

Yo Katsuyama is quickly becoming one of the world's best freestylers, and that's not just according to us. Ask anyone who's seen him battle, and they'll tell you he's...

Neymar Jr. Documentary Credits Brazilian’s Success to His “Pure Joy” for Football

A new Neymar Jr. documentary by FourFourTwo is available online and sheds light on the Brazilian phenom's journey to becoming one of the best contemporary players in the world....

Top 10 Tekkers to Help You Recover From the Worst Flu Ever

Two weeks into the new year and we’ve had record rain. Along with the chilly weather, I’ve also noticed a high number of sneezes, hacks, and raspy coughs. Hopefully...
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Urban Lens: Street Football in São Paulo, Brazil

Brazilians often refer to their country as "o País do Futebol" meaning "the country of football." Their passion for the beautiful game is so thoroughly embedded in their vibrant...

Indonesian Freestyle Champion Ardhi Andryadi Shares His Urban Picks

Indonesian freestyler Ardhi Andryadi recently followed up a great year with an impressive third-place finish in the Asian Freestyle Football Championship. He is currently Indonesia’s national champion for the third year in...

DJ Diveny Takes Us Around the World with His Freestyler’s Playlist

The beauty of freestyle football is it only requires one thing: a ball. DJ Diveny is one of the most unique freestylers in the game, and has followed his...

New Balance Goes Grassroots in Soccer Expansion with “Blackout Squad”

Last March, New Balance launched a bold new campaign offering a select few amateur soccer players the chance to be treated like pros as part of their extension into the...
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Signature Move with Street Baller Gilbert Bita

In the first of our Signature Move series, we highlight street baller Gilbert Bita who demonstrates an elite move that's infused with his unique flair and Kenyan roots. Kenyan footballer,...

Indian Woman Defies Naysayers to Create Freestyle Football Federation

At just 21 years old, Nikita Anita has established a freestyle association in her native country India. While she has recently gained support from many, she originally faced heavy...

Top 10 Tekkers: 2017 Edition!

For those of us in the doldrums after the holidays, we bring you this week's Top 10 Tekkers! After all, what better way to ring in the new year...