Claudinho Pinto

Urban Spotlight: Claudinho Might Be the Best Pound-for-Pound Street Baller in L.A.

Have you ever seen one of those guys who looks normal and unassuming, someone you quickly dismiss as not very athletic, and yet once he steps on the pitch, the guy just tears...

Edward van Gils’ Favorite Book is Absolutely Genius

During his recent visit to L.A., street football legend and pioneer Edward van Gils dropped in to our indoor facility, UrbanFutsal LA, to wreck some players and give us an exclusive...
Alfredo Sainz

Street Baller Alfredo Sainz on Going Pro, Bolivian Futsal, and Playing with Swag

Urban Pitch sat down with L.A. street baller Alfredo Sainz, whose career has spanned futsal, street soccer, and professional play in Bolivia. He’s been featured in trick-heavy spots like the Nike FootballX Skills video, played for the Red Bull Street Team ...

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...

Urban Spotlight: Why Séan Garnier Is an All-Around Maestro

Most people have heard of Séan Garnier. Even if you're not a hardcore soccer or freestyle fan, you've probably seen him in this commercial disguised as an old man or battling Neymar for...
Mr. Woo hero

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 ...

Two-Time Italian Champion Luca Chiarvesio Sets His Sights on Being the World’s Best

Luca Chiarvesio isn't satisfied. At 21, he's quickly establishing himself as a force in the freestyle world, but he isn't resting on his laurels and has an unfettered look at...

Creative Storyteller Sophia Chang is Adding Her Touch to The Beautiful Game

Here at Urban Pitch, we love to celebrate the blending of art, urban culture, and the beautiful game— especially when there's a healthy dose of street cred in the mix. Sophia Chang...

Two-Time Guinness World Record Holder Pradeep Ramesh Has His Goals Set Even Higher

Despite holding two Guinness World Records, Ramesh isn't satisfied and has his goal set on becoming the first Indian Freestyle World Champion. 

Indonesian Freestyle Champion Ardhi Andryadi Shares His Urban Picks

Indonesian freestyler Ardhi Andryadi recently followed up a great year with an impressive third-place finish in the Asian Freestyle Football Championship. He is currently Indonesia’s national champion for the third year in...
Tristan Bowen

Seasoned Pro Footballer Tristan Bowen is Stronger, Wiser and Targeting the New Hometown Team

Tristan Bowen is a professional footballer who has played in multiple leagues around the world including the United States U-18 and U-20 national teams. Now back home in Los...

SISM Adds Dutch Street Baller to Roster

California Bay Area based street soccer company Soccer in Slow Motion (SISM) announced it has recently added 23-year-old Dutch baller Kevin Micka to its select roster of international players, which includes Pawel Skora ...

An Exclusive with Andrew Henderson, Freestyle’s Most Dominant Athlete, and Why He’s Still the Best in the Game

Football freestyler Andrew Henderson is someone who needs no introduction, but I feel obliged to write one anyway. The Exeter-born 25-year-old has become arguably one of the most iconic...

The Father-Son Duo of STR Skill School is Taking Football to New Heights, One YouTube Video at a Time

Steve Roberts isn't your typical soccer coach. Yes, he has a UEFA B category coaching license, but instead of working full time as a soccer coach, he makes YouTube videos for a...

Players, Fans From Across the World Praying for the Recovery of Young Ajax Star Abdelhak Nouri

After a cardiac arrhythmia caused him to collapse during a preseason match, 20-year-old Ajax midfielder Abdelhak Nouri suffered from permanent and severe brain damage, and Ajax has said that the...

Yo Katsuyama Met Someone Who Did What He Loved, Then Decided to Dedicate His Life to Freestyle

Yo Katsuyama is quickly becoming one of the world's best freestylers, and that's not just according to us. Ask anyone who's seen him battle, and they'll tell you he's...
ashraf youssef freestyle

How Ashraf Youssef’s Insane Acrobatics Have Flipped the Script on the Boundaries of Freestyle

With an array of tricks that incorporate mind-bending backflips and acrobatics, impossible is not a word in Ashraf Youssef's vocabulary.  When it comes to freestyle, the list of possibilities seems...

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...

Crack FC Provides Inspired Lifestyle Apparel for Football Lovers

Crack ˈkrak n. slang. A soccer player with tremendous skill, class, and panache. Example: Damn, did you see that move? That guy is most definitely a crack. The term 'crack' is used in many soccer...

How Hard Work and Passion Led Freestyler Daniel Dennehy to Personal Success

When Daniel Dennehy was a teenager attending university in Dublin, Ireland, he had a map of the world on his wall. Every time he traveled to a new city, in a...

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