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World Champion Paweł Skóra Shares His “Urban Picks”

Fans worldwide know Paweł Skóra as a freestyle pioneer who's expanded the realm of lower combos and helped push the limits of freestyle. With multiple moves named after him, Skora...
City of Angeles FC

City of Angels FC Owner PJ Harrison on Creating a Distinct Club Identity in a Crowded L.A. Market

With an ownership befitting a glitzy city full of entertainers, City of Angels FC becomes the latest club to join the Los Angeles football landscape. PJ Harrison and Joe Sumner, the illustrious...

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...

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...

USMNT Legend Cobi Jones Speaks on His Past, and Soccer’s Future

Last month, Urban Pitch featured LA Galaxy and USMNT legend Cobi Jones on a podcast where he spoke about his journey in soccer, starting as a walk-on at UCLA...

Paciencia, Pasión y Perseverancia: Charly Iacono de Argentina Finalmente es Campión Mundial del Freestyle

Carlos Alberto Iacono, conocido como Charly, es un hombre perseverante. Competitor comprobado, es bien conocido y bien querido en el circuito de freestyle. Por su atletismo, compostura y combinaciones acrobáticas,...

Eighteen-Year-Old UK Freestyle Phenom Liv Cooke Shares Her Urban Picks

The world's No. 2-ranked freestyler and first women's pro freestyler out of the UK, 18-year-old Liv Cooke is one of the hardest working athletes in freestyle. As she looks...

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...
Zeem Ahmad Malaysia

Malaysia’s Do-It-All Baller Zeem Ahmad “Keeps It Street” and Shares His Urban Picks

Zeem Ahmad is one of those rare specimens that will meg you without a thought and then proceed to dazzle you with his freestyle skills. As one of these crossbreed talents,...
Urban Street Team

Urban Street Team Grows Freestyle Network Throughout Southeast Asia

Freestyle football is laying deep roots in Singapore, thanks largely to the pioneering freestylers of Urban Street Team (UST). Created in 2009 by Terence Ong, Terry Lee, and Mohammad...

Street Madness Russia: The Boom from Moscow

Imagine growing up in a neighborhood amongst aged, towering apartments, walkways with broken concrete, where grass is in short order and every day is a challenge of personal will and strength....
World Freestyle Football Championship London at the UEFA Champions Festival

Champion Freestyler Philip Warren Gertsson on Handling Fame, Training a Jedi, and Getting a Hot Swedish Girlfriend

Urban Pitch was able to catch a free moment with Asia Freestyle Champion Philip Warren Gertsson for an exclusive interview. Gertsson shared his unique insights on various topics, ranging from keeping "social...
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 ...
Tamra stall

Tamra Dae Went from Beauty Salons to College Ball to Competitive Bodybuilding, and Proved One Door Closed is Another Opened

Tamra Dae is the kind of multi-dimensional athlete who can excel in any number of sports, but throughout her formative years, she chose soccer above the others. So when an injury...

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. 

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...

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....
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...

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...
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...

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