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Urban Lens: Manchester City Meets L.A.’s Street Ballers

This edition of Urban Lens retraces the memorable afternoon Manchester City paid a visit to the City of Angels. While here, we collaborated with the world-renowned football club to explore...
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LA Galaxy Defender Daniel Steres Has Gone Full Circle Through His Professional Journey

From MLS to the USL and back, Daniel Steres' pro soccer career has taken him through a multitude of destinations and playing conditions, all of which has led to...
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Accomplished Soccer Pro Yael Averbuch Looks to Get Even Better at 30

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of sitting down with Yael Averbuch, a highly decorated midfielder for National Women's Soccer League team FC Kansas City and a newly minted...
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16-Year-Old Vancouver Whitecaps Midfielder Simon Colyn is Ready for His MLS Breakthrough

Recently making his first-team debut for the Vancouver Whitecaps, 16-year-old Simon Colyn has handled being a pro better than you'd expect from someone his age. We caught up with...

Adidas Dark Space Brings Teams of Two to Compete

No matter how big or small the pitch, players on the field depend on each other. When you’re playing a 2v2 tournament, however, trusting your teammate becomes even more...
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Urban Lens: A Day at the Beach in Porto, Portugal

The second largest city in Portugal, Porto is blessed with a coastline of long, clean, sandy beaches. The popular beach spot Praia de Matosinhos attracts a young, sporty crowd and...
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Heard on the Street: The Voices of LA’s Rowdiest Supporters’ Groups at the Final ‘El Trafico’ of the Year

A fan-driven rivalry unlike any other in Los Angeles, the 'El Trafico' derby came to an electric conclusion last Friday night, with supporters on both sides marching, clamoring, and...
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Creative and Sporting Luminaries Gather to Celebrate City of Angels FC’s Launch Party

Actors, musicians, and influencers mingled with supporters and club owners at a popular North Hollywood hot spot this past Sunday to toast the launch of Los Angeles' newest football club—City...
Neymar Jr's Five Rotterdam

Witnessing Rotterdam’s New Generation of Street Footballers at Neymar Jr’s Five

We witness a new generation continuing the important tradition of ballers from Rotterdam exhibiting their unique combination of technical skill and street culture.
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Strength, Health, and Gratitude: How Soccer Ignited Julia Glanz’s Relentless Pursuit of Fitness Excellence

Strength and conditioning coach Julia Glanz has made a seamless transition from her soccer career at the University of Arizona to her professional career as a fitness expert. Through...

Heard On the Street: At the Manchester City Soccer Festival

As part of their tour of the United States, Manchester City FC stopped by the East Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club to host the Manchester City Soccer Festival,...
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Do Atlanta’s Metro Station Pitches Represent the Next Wave of US Grassroots Soccer?

On the Westside of Atlanta, Soccer in the Streets recently unveiled its second metro station pitch in conjunction with Atlanta United and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). Aiming...
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Sporting KC and Canadian National Team Defender Amer Didic Shares His Urban Picks

Now in his third year as a pro, Sporting Kansas City and Canadian national team center back Amer Didic has shown plenty of potential in his young career. During...
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Urban Lens: The Refugees of Clarkston FC Find Their Homes Through the Beautiful Game

In the Atlanta suburb of Clarkston, a youth team is making waves in both the grassroots and professional soccer landscapes. With the majority of its roster containing refugees from...
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Heard on the Street: At the New Balance Otruska Pack Release Party

Over the weekend, New Balance launched its Russian-inspired Otruska pack, which included an all-new Tekela boot silhouette, updated Furon 4.0, and 574, 247, and Cruz 2.0 lifestyle sneakers. We...
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Urban Picks: USMNT U-20 and Seattle Sounders 2 Defender Sam Rogers Goes From Ball Boy to Top Prospect

With a solid frame and nose for the game, 19-year-old Sam Rogers is making a name for himself as a top prospect, earning USL 20 Under 20...
travis bowen

From LA to Macedonia, Travis Bowen Embraces the Enduring Journey of Being a Pro Footballer

With professional experience both in the United States and overseas, Travis Bowen has been able to incorporate the best from both games into his own. Before his departure back...
Highdee Kuan

From Holland to L.A. (By Way of China) Actress Highdee Kuan Connects the Challenge of Art and Athletics

Mix a mostly Chinese heritage with a splash of German flavor. Add a Dutch upbringing and garnish with a love for the Oranje. Top off with an equal measure of...
Red Bull Neymar Jr's Five Training Grounds

Round 1, Neymar Jr’s Five Training Grounds: Former Champs Return to Find a Surprise Competitor On Their Heels

In the first of Urban Pitch and Red Bull's "Training Grounds" competition, an unknown team comes out of nowhere and nearly pulls a shocking upset over last year's Neymar...

LAFC Continues to Build Its Fan Base With Second Black & Gold Rally

Supporters of LAFC and passionate football fans in Los Angeles were invited to the second edition of the Black and Gold Rally. Beer, singing, drum beating, and some more beer were in...

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