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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 ...
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Urban Spotlight: From the Street to the Stadium, Miguel Sanchez and the New Breed of Crossover Players

The United States is currently experiencing a wave of enthusiasm for the beautiful game that's different from previous attempts to increase its popularity. Three professional men's divisions, the women's professional NWSL, a new ...

Pro Skimboarder Yasmyn Andrade Sets Her Sights on New Goals as She Completes College Soccer

Often seen cruising on her skateboard or riding the waves on her skimboard, Yasmyn Andrade is living the Southern California dream. Originally from a Brazilian beach town called Recreio dos Bandeirantes...
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Getting to Know MistaVLO: The Next Scandinavian Superstar

I would prefer to be recognized as a combination of both performer and competitor, but If I had to choose, I am a competitor for sure.

How Graphic FC Has Turned Into a Leader in the Hot Trend of Concept Kit and Boot Design

The rise of concept kit and boot design is one of the latest trends that has turned into lucrative careers for a select few — some with formal training...
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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 ...

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...

For Freestylers, By Freestylers: How Tobias Becs Embraced the Challenges of Creating 4Freestyle

Widely regarded as one of the top freestylers in the game today, Norwegian superstar Tobias Becs owns multiple world records, national championships, and prestigious tournament victories (not to mention...
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Introducing ‘The Baller Life,’ Episode 1: NWSL Pro Shawna Gordon on Sacrifice and the Love of Sport

As the owner of a soccer facility, I see a lot of different people play on our courts. On the regular, we get a good mix of styles and a strong level of competition...
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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...
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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...

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...
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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...

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...
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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...

Denmark’s Jakob Semajer-Garic is a New Kind of Freestyle ‘Wrapper’

At 18 years old, Danish freestyler Jakob Semajer-Garic is a rising star in the uber-talented Scandinavian freestyle scene. Jakob's unique style that incorporates numerous variations of Wraps and V-Stalls...

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...

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....
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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...
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Taming the Wild Child: A Conversation With Finnish National Champion Alexander Wessberg

At just 22 years old, Alexander Wessberg has nearly eight years of freestyle experience at the highest level. Although he amassed a reputation as a bit of a wild...

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