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Is Erlend Fagerli Freestyle Football’s GOAT?

After an incredibly dominant 2018 campaign that saw first place trophies in five major tournaments, it is now time to ask if Erlend Fagerli is the greatest freestyler of...

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...
best football kits 2018

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...

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...
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Is Social Media Killing Freestyle?

While platforms like Instagram and YouTube have played a large role in freestyle's increasing popularity, has it completely changed the intentions of freestyle? Has it become more about getting...
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Urban Pitch Staff Picks: 2018 UEFA Champions League!

With the quarterfinals of UEFA Champions League play beginning today, the Urban Pitch staff has made its selections for who we think is the favorite, dark horse, most likely...
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Searching for the Perfect Street Ball: The SISM Street Weapon, the Official Ball of Tournaments Around the World

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...
best sneakers 2018

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...

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...

Welcome to Urban Pitch!

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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Introducing ‘The Baller Life,’ Episode 1: NWSL Pro Shawna Gordon on Sacrifice and the Love of Sport

As the owner of a soccer facility, I see a lot of different people play on our courts. On the regular, we get a good mix of styles and a strong level of competition...

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...
best futsal ball

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...

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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Neymar Jr’s Five Tournament Embodies Rise of Street Football Movement

It wasn’t something that could be seen, or heard, or even touched. But you could feel it all around you. Something in the air. Stepping foot on the parking-lot-turned-street-football-pitch...
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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,...

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...

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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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...

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