Patience, Persistence, and Passion: Argentina’s Charly Iacono is Finally World Freestyle Champ

Carlos Alberto Iacono, aka Charly, is a persistent man. A tried-and-true competitor, Charly is well-known and well-liked on the freestyle circuit, someone who has earned respect for his athleticism, composure,...

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,...
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FC Kansas City Midfielder Lo’eau Labonta Shares Her Urban Picks

Lo'eau Labonta is beginning to hit her stride as she enters her third season in the NWSL. With preseason just a few weeks away, the Stanford grad sat down for a...

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...

Meet the Fagerli Brothers, the Powerhouse Norwegian Duo and New Face of Freestyle

Ever wonder what it's like to walk in the shoes of a world champion? Well how about two? Meet the Fagerli brothers, a Norwegian duo who are individually ranked number...

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...

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...

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....

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...
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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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Kristoffer Liicht, Prince of Panna, Stops By L.A. and Shares His Urban Picks

We met up with pro street baller Kristoffer Liicht during the L.A. leg of his recent traveling spree to film some tutorials, hang out, and of course get his...
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Urban Picks: Pro Goalkeeper and Model Ryann Torrero Shares All Her Favorite Things

It's not often you come across an athlete who moves effortlessly between the disparate worlds of sports and modeling. Ryann Torrero is a pro goalkeeper whose recent stints include winning...

Koora Beach Training Exclusive: Speed, Strength, and Mental Focus

Every day, I'm thinking of ways to improve my skills on the pitch. As a soccer coach, I constantly explore new ways to improve player performance, and one ultra effective way to do that is on the beach!

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...

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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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...

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...

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...

Meet Caitlyn Schrepfer: Our New Resident Pro and the Contender Looking to Be Champ

At 20 years old, Caitlyn Schrepfer is currently one of a handful of professional female freestylers on the planet. Altho she'll be the first to tell you the ranking...
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Accomplished Soccer Pro Yael Averbuch Looks to Get Even Better at 30

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of sitting down with Yael Averbuch, a highly decorated midfielder for National Women's Soccer League team FC Kansas City and a newly minted...

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