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Blending artistry and technical prowess, freestyle football focuses on moves not necessarily designed for in-game purposes. Predominantly juggling and aerial tricks, often performed in complex combos, freestyle allows the individual to create their own personal style. As one of the fastest-growing sports in the world, it has become a rich outlet for performance and a site of high-level competition.

The World of Woo: Retracing a Revolutionary in Freestyle

In a previous article, Urban Pitch featured an exclusive interview with freestyle pioneer Mr. Woo Hee Yong, a living legend of sorts who has broken multiple world records and is...

The 5 Best Freestyle Tutorials

Whether you're a traditional footballer looking to pick up a few tricks or a practicing freestyler, the Internet is an amazing source for tutorials and has something for every...

Adidas Fosters Creation with 3-Day “Mercury Center” Lab

Adidas is having a moment, and it may be one of its most impressive yet within its long history as once-reigning king of global soccer. It is true Adidas has been...
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The Creation of a Sport: A Journey through Freestyle with the Legendary Mr. Woo

Every discipline has its masters, and in the pantheon of football freestylers none is more legendary than Woo Hee-Yong, or “Mr. Woo” as he's fondly known around the world. Woo was born ...

A Brief History of Freestyle Football

It's hard to believe that freestyle, in its current form, is a sport that's only truly been around for the past few decades. It's incredible, actually, when you consider the explosion...
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The F2 Freestylers are One of the Best Acts in Town

If you have ever visited Las Vegas, then you know how entertaining a show needs to be to really impress. To compete with the spectacle of flashing lights, explosions,...
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Malaysia’s Multi-Talented Zeem Ahmad is on the Street with All-Around Game

We were first introduced to Zeem Ahmad as he was preparing for the recent Pannahouse Invitationals that took place in Denmark. Copenhagen Panna House founder Kristoffer Liicht spotted the Malaysian baller...

Urban Spotlight: Pro Freestyler Enry Maffioletti Lets His Crazy Skills Do the Talking

There must be something about freestyle football that either attracts mellow personalities or forces a person to chill out. It makes sense considering the hours of dedicated practice and honing...
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5 Things You Should Know About Pro Freestyler Indi Cowie

Amidst the burgeoning popularity of freestyle football, Indi Cowie remains one of the best and most exciting athletes in the pro freestyling circuit. Here are 5 things to know about the...
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Urban Calendar: This Week in Football – 5/9/2016

Urban Pitch is giving our readers a monthly calendar for players and fans interested in street football, freestyle and futsal tournaments and events. Check it out to keep up...
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Urban Spotlight: One-on-One with Futsaler Jade Elliott, Youthful Pioneer in UK’s Football League Trust

Youngsters from the UK are continuing to pioneer new avenues in women’s football. We recently spotlighted teen talent Liv Cooke, the UK’s first and only professional female freestyler. Today, we’re featuring Urban Pitch’s...
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Puma Doubles Up on Street Football and Freestyle With #CHOOSETRICKS

Puma is starting to take it up a notch in featuring street football and freestyle in their advertising. Their latest "#CHOOSETRICKS and Play Loud" ad begins with players using flares...
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UK’s 16-Year-Old Liv Cooke is Next Freestyle Star to Watch

Attention is growing for up-and-coming sensation Liv Cooke, the UK's first—and so far only—professional female football freestyler. Cooke grew up in northwest England and fell in love with football...
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IT10’s Mo Ali Shows Off His Cyclone Flick

In this video, one half of the IT10Soccer duo, Mo Ali, shows us the Cyclone Flick. His signature move looks like a slight variation on Eli Freeze's SWRL move but requiring both feet,...
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IT10Soccer Goes Underground to Show Us Where Skills are Born

The Canadian duo known as IT10Soccer have come up with another dope video. This time around they took to the streets to remind us that "underground soccer" is the true...
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Japanese Girl Rocks at Freestyle and She’s Only 7 Years Old?!

There's definitely something special happening with the freestyle scene in Japan. Previously, Keisuke aka freestyle10k got our attention with his mad skills and flair at only 16 years old. Now we...
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Lexicon, Part 1: A Guide to Freestyle Terms

So you're a soccer player, or a footballer (depending on the country of origin), and been raised on a healthy diet of drills tailored for the full field—passing, trapping, shooting, plyometrics—all the...

USMNT’s Mix Diskerud Breaks Down the “Magic Mix”

U.S. National Team midfielder Mikkel Morgenstar Pålssønn "Mix" Diskerud showcases this visually simple but hard-to-replicate trick. Born in Norway, Diskerud is a starter for New York City's FC and scored their...
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Mo-Ali and Frankie Flo Hit Up NYC Chinatown

File under dream pop freestyle Chinatown. If there is such a subgenre, Mo-Ali from IT10 Soccer and Frankie Flo have accomplished it in this stylish, emo video where the two...
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In Cali, It’s Always a Good Day to Ball

There are some days you just want to forget your troubles, meet up with the homies, and do what you love. In our case, that means playing ball, and when you're in Cali

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