L.A.’s Newest Club is Making Moves Like Tony Montana

The Los Angeles Football Club, L.A.'s newest MLS team, has been storming the City of Angels like Tony Montana. And I'm not talking about the busted old Tony at the end...

Nike’s New Neymar Line “Borrows” Our Graffiti Concept

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that's true, we just got our pants charmed off by a multibillion-dollar company. For our latest summer youth tournament, UrbanFutsal...

Why Street Football Is Crucial for Skill Development

As a soccer player, perfecting technique is vital in order to master control of the ball. But is there a right methodology to developing skill? Time and again we have seen...

The Legacy of The Guinness Soccer Six, the Indoor Soccer Boom that Never Was

The idea that footballers who play futsal develop into elite, uniquely skilled players, is not a new one among coaches and soccer experts around the world. In the late '90s,...
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Searching for the Perfect Street Ball: A Trio of World-Class Futsal Entries

They say all you need is a ball. True, but which ball is best? Pele would say a sock full of newspaper is just fine. A freestyler might say...

The Mexican Team that Reigned Supreme in American Indoor Soccer

The short-lived Monterrey Flash of Monterrey, Mexico, were an indoor professional soccer team. Despite changes in location and talent, the team went on to accomplish one of the most impressive records...
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Will the USL Rebrand Bring Actual Change to US Soccer or Is it Just Empty Words?

With an all-new look and division names harkening to those of England, the USL rebrand has many optimistic for promotion and relegation in United States soccer. But does the...

The Adidas v. Nike Scorecard: How Adidas is Outperforming a Giant by Going Back to Its Roots

The race to be the biggest sports brand in the world has been a long, storied battle. It seemed like the contest was over after Nike established its empire and won...
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Did Luka Modric Really End the Messi-Ronaldo Ballon d’Or Era?

By hoisting the Ballon d'Or on Monday night, has Luka Modric simply borrowed the award for a year, or have the trophy cases of Messi and Ronaldo spent their final moments with the cherished golden orb?

Why it is Finally Time for Promotion and Relegation in MLS

While the topic of promotion and relegation in Major League Soccer has always been an often discussed topic, the recent $4 billion TV rights bid from MP & Silva...
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The Year in Review: The Best Football Boot and Sneaker Releases of 2018

Reminiscing on what has been an incredibly eventful year in football, we have compiled a list of the year's best — from boots, to kits, to freestyle videos. We...

The Problems with US Soccer, Examined By an Englishman

After its disappointing performance in the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers, soccer in the United States is in disarray. While the Americans have faced plenty of criticism from fellow countrymen...
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The Year in Review: Looking Back at the Best Football Kits of 2018

Reminiscing on what has been an incredibly eventful year in football, we have compiled a list of the year’s best — from boots, to kits, to freestyle videos. We...

The Pros Weigh In: Are Freestyle Competitions Getting Boring?

While freestyle football continues to grow across the globe, there have been grumblings amongst both freestylers and spectators that freestyle competitions are starting to become boring. Urban Pitch contributor...
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The Year in Review: The 10 Best Freestyle Football YouTube Videos of 2018

Reminiscing on what has been an incredibly eventful year in football, we have compiled a list of the year’s best — from boots, to kits, to freestyle videos. We...

Searching for the Perfect Street Ball: Los Angeles Art-Inspired KAOS Soccer

In a quest to find the best ball for the streets, we have been testing out and reviewing different balls from different brands from all over the world. To start,...
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The Year in Review: The Best Football-Inspired Music of 2018

Reminiscing on what has been an incredibly eventful year in football, we have compiled a list of the year’s best — from boots, to kits, to freestyle videos. We...
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Searching for the Perfect Street Ball: Senda’s Ultra-Durable Ball That is Fighting for a Greater Cause

They say all you need is a ball. True, but which ball is best? Pele would say a sock full of newspaper is just fine. A freestyler might say...
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It’s Time For Us, The Fans, to Tackle Racism in 2019

Several recent incidents of racism in some of the world's biggest football leagues has led to plenty of discussion regarding the prejudice and bigotry that has marred football's history,...

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I've always loved the thrill of competing in just about anything one can imagine, but above all, soccer has been my greatest and most long-lasting passion. My love for the beautiful game began...

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