Urban Lens: Icelandic Freestyle With DJ Diveny

What does a spontaneous freestyler living on the East Coast with a penchant for adventure do to celebrate the New Year? Why, take a spontaneous six-hour flight to catch fireworks in...
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...
guerrilla fc san francisco

Going Behind the Curtain of Guerrilla FC’s Impending Takeover of San Francisco — and the Rest of the Country

Already established in multiple major metropolitan areas in the world, Guerrilla FC has recently extended its roots to San Francisco, and looks to introduce the Bay Area to a...
amer didic

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...
tristan blackmon

Checking In With LAFC Center Back Tristan Blackmon Ahead of His Second Season as a Pro

After a rookie season that saw plenty of learning opportunities, LAFC defender Tristan Blackmon is ready to make his impact felt across MLS. We catch up with the young...
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...
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Urban Lens: The Tubaína Cup in the Brazilian District of Cohab de Taipas

In the Brazilian district of Cohab de Taipas, located on the outskirts of São Paulo, we see that the all-important neighborhood tournament is still alive and well.
Soccer Problems Briana Aguila

Peep this Account: ‘Soccer Problems’ is the Fun Addition You Need in Your Feed

A rising group of young, smart, and enterprising social media influencers are making their mark in the online world of football. Meet Briana Aguila—the fresh face behind the influential...

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,...
street soccer usa

Street Soccer USA Brings its Fast-Paced Tournament to Los Angeles for the First Time

After hosting several tournaments in different major cities in the United States, Street Soccer USA finally ventured to Los Angeles, bringing street soccer to LA Live's Microsoft Square. With...
sho baraka

How Football Makes Atlanta Rapper Sho Baraka a Better Student of the World

A prominent member of the Christian hip-hop scene, Atlanta rapper Sho Baraka's love for football has allowed him to grow both personally and musically. We spoke with...

The San Diego Scene: SoCal Street Ball and the Latest Neymar Jr.’s Five

Local and traveling footballers gathered over the weekend at Waterfront Park in San Diego for the latest edition of Neymar Jr.’s Five Tournament. Teams battled it out for a chance to win a trip...
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...
lizzy calderon freestyle

If She Isn’t Already, LA’s Next Freestyle Star Lizzy Calderon Needs to Be On Your Radar

A central figure in Los Angeles' burgeoning freestyle scene, Lizzy Calderon is beginning to make a name for herself around the world, thanks to her bubbling personality, optimistic outlook,...
amolep

Rocking AMOLEP’s Multi-National Jerseys in the Diverse Streets of Downtown LA

With 133 total countries and territories to choose from, AMOLEP's dual nationality jerseys provide unlimited combinations and allow just about everyone to represent their single or mixed ethnic background....
street football mumbai

Urban Lens: The Quiet Rise of Street Football Culture in Mumbai

One of the largest cities in the world, Mumbai is a metropolis teeming with art, culture, and history. Despite this, street football has yet to establish a strong presence....

Chelsea F.C. and Adidas Host “First-Class” Youth Tournament in L.A.

In its ongoing support of youth soccer, Adidas banded together with Chelsea F.C. (who were in town for a match against Liverpool) to sponsor a 5v5 tournament this past Tuesday at The Base LA ...
Old Havana Cuba

Urban Lens: In Old Havana, Cuba, a Young Boy and His Football

Cuba remains a beautiful, contradictory island brimming with rum, remnants of the revolution, and diesel cars juxtaposed alongside tourists and signs of encroaching modernity. In this edition of Urban...
christina burkenroad

Finding My Peace and Defying the Odds Through the Beautiful Game

AC Sparta striker Christina Burkenroad's professional career has seen three different teams in three different countries. While she has journeyed thousands of miles as a pro, her path to...
street football Brazil

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...

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