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Street football, or street soccer, is played on a concrete pitch or outdoors on makeshift courts. A fast-paced, short-sided game, it melds together a high degree of skill, personal style, and quick decision-making. Already a global phenomenon, street football has been a training ground for some of the world’s greatest ballers.

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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...

Nike’s “Día de los Muertos” Tourney Establishes Brazuca Ballers as New Top Dogs

SoCal's top street ballers descended upon Long Beach this past November for Nike's #WinnerStays tourney and honored the dead by tearing up the court. Keeping in step with Cali's Xicano roots,...

Urban Hype: Brazuca Ballers Rule the Streets of L.A.

Going into 2016, the street team with the most hype is, without a doubt, the Brazuca Ballers. If you follow the L.A. street soccer scene at all, unless you've been living under...

For Your Consideration: LAFC Produces Epic Video Featuring L.A. Street Ballers

In a much-anticipated release, LAFC revealed their new crest and colors early this January, preceding the club's upcoming inclusion into the MLS 2018 season and the building of a 22,000-seat soccer...
Street king's Edward van Gils take on LA street ballers.

L.A. Ballers vs. Edward van Gils Is an Insane Showcase of Skill That Will Make You Weep

The West Side was recently graced by a visit from one of the original legends in the game, the Street King himself, Edward van Gils! The pioneer of street...
Kristoffer Liicht Copenhagen Panna House

Kristoffer Liicht Breaks Down His “Jeand Doest Wave” Move

We asked Kristoffer Liicht of Copenhagen Panna House to demonstrate the move he used on the boss himself, Séan Garnier, during a past panna competition. Liicht is a panna stud with humility and...

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...

L.A.’s Newest Club is Making Moves Like Tony Montana

The Los Angeles Football Club, L.A.'s newest MLS team, has been storming the City of Angels like Tony Montana. And I'm not talking about the busted old Tony at the end...
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Séan Garnier Gave Me Panna-noia

Séan Garnier — the myth, the legend, the deliver of painful pannas — recently dropped in on our UrbanFutsal LA facility for a private film session. It started off friendly...
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Who Will Challenge the Street King? Edward van Gils and M10 Take On Locals

On this particular crazy night at UrbanFutsal LA, we had some major ballers drop in for some "friendly" pickup. The Street King himself, Edward van Gils, Mohamed Reda (aka M10),...

The Nike Soccer App: Hit or Miss?

Adding to the burgeoning growth of street football is the recent launch of the Nike Soccer App. Available as a download for both iOS and Android, it's being touted as a...

Adidas Launches Ace and X Boots with L.A. Street Tourney

This past July, Adidas, Niky's Sports, and UrbanFutsal LA (sister company of Urban Pitch) collaborated on the company's "Be The Difference" promo and the launch of their new Ace and X...

TeamBackPack Drops Some Bars for Futsal Kids

TeamBackPack surprised the aspiring ballers of a recent 5v5 youth tournament hosted at UrbanFutsal LA. The Adidas-sponsored event treated the kiddies to some choice schwag while top artists Obvi, Catalyst, & X dropped...
Joltter Pickup Futsal

Joltter Drops by for Pickup and Schools L.A.

If you're a true baller in L.A., it's pretty much guaranteed you've dropped by our UrbanFutsal LA facility to catch a pickup game or attend one of our live...
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 ...
Nordon Stitou demos the Scorpion for Nike FootballX.

Nike FootballX Skills: Nordin Stitou Demos the Scorpion

"The Scorpion" should come with a warning label: NOT FOR BEGINNERS: Advanced ballers only. Beep beep beep, flashing red lights. The unreal move was created by Netherland's Nordin Stitou, which...

Nike FootballX Skills: The Glitch by Francisco “Ice” Cardenas

Here we have a move demonstrated by Francisco "Ice" Cardenas that's actually a pass to a teammate. This is pretty surprising because street ballers don't pass ... kidding (sort of). The first time...

“Chikawala” Breaks Down an Insane Move No Human Can Do in a Real Game (Yah, That’s a Challenge)

Popular street baller Jose "Chikawala" Perez demos "The Cobra" for the Nike FootballX Skills series, and the move, to put it lightly, is not user-friendly. The Long Beach footballer is...

Nike FootballX Skills: The Beast Chip

I know it makes the visuals look cool, but why are all of these Nike videos from Amsterdam filmed on wet concrete? Did it rain the entire week they were...
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Cristiano Ronaldo Surprises People of Spain as Geriatric Phenom

In this edition of pro athletes dressing up like old people, Cristiano Ronaldo schools unsuspecting normals in a town square of Madrid, Spain. On any given day, the Real...

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