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...

Yassine ‘Coyote’ is Living a Cooler Life than You, or: How to Stop Worrying and Just Ball

Yassine Abderrahim is a busy man. Between Instanbul, Doha, Brussels, San Francisco, and countless other amazing global destinations, the multi-faceted street baller and freestyler is currently living life at 100....
Lauren Sesselmann FTBLR

Urban Spotlight: Pro Footballer and Olympic Medalist Lauren Sesselmann Continues to Redefine Herself

Pro footballer, Olympic medalist, entrepreneur, trainer, designer, model — the list of titles and accolades are long and impressive for the multi-talented Lauren Sesselmann, who continues to carve out...
Shiou Japanese prodigy

11-Year-Old Shiou is Giving Pannas and Taking Names

Eleven-year-old prodigy Shiou from Japan has been turning heads in the street football world with his impressive moves. Though he suffered an unexpected loss in the recent Pannahouse Invitationals, his advanced ...
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...
danny gildea gps soccer assassins

Getting to Know Danny Gildea, the Man Behind the GPS Soccer Assassins Phenomenon

Danny Gildea has created a movement with his unique GPS Soccer Assassins training videos, garnering nearly 500,000 followers on his Instagram page. We had a chance to get to...
Rafael Spajic

Rafael Spajic on How He Became One of the Top Panna Players in the World

When 27-year-old Rafael Spajic first moved to Croatia from Switzerland, he was excited to find a street court next to his house. It was on this pitch he would...

King of the Sits: Jak Gregory’s Return to Freestyle

Freestyler Jak Gregory, most known for his iconic sit down style, has been out of the freestyle game since 2010. However, the UK native has made a dramatic return.
geoffrey acheampong

The Long and Winding Road of 21-Year-Old LA Galaxy II Midfielder Geoffrey Acheampong’s Pro Career

At just 21 years old, Ghanian pro footballer Geoffrey Acheampong has already played on three different clubs in three different countries. In our latest podcast, he shares the unique...

The Grind Never Stops: A One-On-One Conversation with IT10’s Mo Ali

Making it as a professional athlete in any sport is no easy feat. What's so often glamorized in media is in truth a grueling process that entails thousands of hours...

The Football Vagabond: A Conversation With Steve Bernasconi, Founder of The Soccer Tour

From February to October 2017, Steve Bernasconi embarked on The Soccer Tour, an eight-month, 30,000-mile journey that gave a glimpse of the lives of soccer supporters from all levels...
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...
tobias becs pwg freestyle

A Glimpse of the Freestyle Life With A-List Talents Tobias Becs and PWG!

During their trip to Los Angeles following the WFFA Freestyle Masters tournament, world-renowned freestylers Tobias Becs and PWG stopped by to discuss life as a freestyler, the quirks of...

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. 

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