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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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The Roundup: The Biggest Upcoming Freestyle, Futsal, and Street Football Events

It's officially spring time and there is no better way to celebrate the change in seasons than by hitting up a few dope football events. The freestyle community is...
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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,...

Top 10 Tekkers: Sun’s Out, Shirts Off

There's nothing quite like training in the sunshine, and with all of this crazy weather going on, it makes us even more thankful for those beautiful, cloudless days. This...
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The Round-Up: Coming Up in Street Football, Futsal, and Freestyle

Looking to play some futsal or street football this February? Check out some of the top futsal, street football, and freestyle events coming up in your neighborhood! Futsal of Tulsa...

The Beautiful Struggle: 10 Pains Every Street Baller Knows Too Well

The sun is going down and it's been a long day at school or work. Although the day is ending for some, it is actually just beginning for many....
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2016 Year in Review

This year had a lot of remarkable highs and lows in the wide and ever-expanding world of the beautiful game. It was important for us here at Urban Pitch...

“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...
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Behind the Scenes of Adidas’ “Boss the Circle” Commercial

Ever wonder how your favorite soccer commercials are made? With guys doing unhuman-like tricks, we wondered ourselves how choreographed all that ballin is, and luckily got a chance to...

Welcome to Urban Pitch!

I've always loved the thrill of competing in just about anything one can imagine, but above all, soccer has been my greatest and most long-lasting passion. My love for the beautiful game began...

The Roundup: Upcoming Events From Around the World to Cure Your Post-Summer Hangover

FOMO is real. Stay up to date with our monthly Roundup series, which highlights some of the biggest and best freestyle, futsal and street football events across the globe.  Though...

SkillTwins Release Street Football-Inspired Video Game

Popular footballers and insanely gifted futsalers Jakob and Josef El-Zein, better known as the SkillTwins, launched their official street football-inspired game earlier this month, and it's like no other...
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New Nike Videos Tackle Small-Sided Surfaces and Encourage Players to “Street Your Game”

Nike recently released three new videos that encourage players to "turn the streets into your training ground". Both the MagistaX and MercurialX boots are featured in the ads to highlight
Nike FootballX Skills: The 360 Backheel Flick

Nike FootballX Skills: The 360 Backheel Flick

Dutch street baller Ike Neil demos the killer move that can take down and humiliate your opponent, while setting you up for a goal-scoring opportunity ... in the right conditions. The "360 Backheel...
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The Adidas Predator Takes Over Los Angeles for The Base LA’s Biggest Tango League Event Yet

Held at The Base LA, Adidas' release party for the Predator 18+ was filled with art, creativity, and a Tango League tournament that featured a select few of Los...

Neymar Jr’s Five 2017 Announcement: World’s Biggest Five-a-Side Tournament Returns!

It's baaaack! The global phenomenon of Neymar Jr's Five returns for a second year, and this time it promises to be bigger and better, with even more intense play. Open...

A Reporter Drives into the Desert and Finds One of the Most Entertaining Football Matches in Town

Ontario, California. Thirty-six miles from Downtown Los Angeles. A city best known for its outlet stores, airport, and vast stretches of unused, open land. Thirty-six miles of travel time...

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...

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...
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Neymar Jr. Launches Neymar Jr’s Five: A Global Five-A-Side Tournament

"Can you see it? Football. It's everywhere!" So announces Neymar's global signature football tournament kicking off an international five-a-side tournament (Neymar Jr's Five) open to men and women between the...

Top 10 Tekkers: The Best Street and Freestyle Football Skills from 2018 (So Far)

We're just two weeks in to the new year, but that didn't stop us from compiling some of the top skills from both established and up-and-coming ballers from 2018....

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