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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.

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,...

From Superflys to Jordans, Here Are Some of the Sickest Designs in Street Football Boots

When it comes to football footwear, soccer brands are pushing creativity to the max as they evolve their designs for the latest cleats and flats. The intense rivalry to be the most...

The Roundup: Events to Get Rid of That Summertime Sadness

FOMO is real. Stay up to date with our monthly Roundup series, which highlights some of the biggest and best street football and freestyle events both in the U.S....

Copa Univision Hosts 14th Annual 5v5 Tournament in Los Angeles

This past weekend, Univision held the Los Angeles leg of its 14th annual Copa Univision tournament, currently happening nationwide in select cities, and providing families with "the ultimate interactive ...

Brazil Once Again the Paralympic’s Brilliant Champions in Football 5-a-Side

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably gotten wind of the Paralympics in Rio this past September, during which athletes with a range of disabilities brought the fire to the Games and...

Adidas Dark Space Brings Teams of Two to Compete

No matter how big or small the pitch, players on the field depend on each other. When you’re playing a 2v2 tournament, however, trusting your teammate becomes even more...

Adidas Bosses From the Stadium to the Street with Red Limit Collection

Adidas looks to provide an immersive experience for the modern-day footballer with the launch of their Red Limit collection. Highlighted by the new Ace 17+ PURECONTROL, this is the first...

Get Your Instagram Game on Point Following these Freestyle and Street Ball Accounts

Street football and freestyle is growing like wildfire all over the world thanks to online platforms like Instagram and YouTube, where masters and veterans can share their training methods and show off...

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...
2017 Pannahouse Invitational

2017 Pannahouse Invitationals: An Unforgettable Experience

Last year’s competition saw Soufiane Bencok claim his 1v1 championship crown after Ilyas Touba mysteriously disappeared before playing in the final. Shortly after, the #whereistouba hashtag started trending. This year a new champion would soon come to be.

End the Week in Style With a New Edition of Top 10 Tekkers

The weekend is upon us, and that can only mean one thing — a fresh batch of the sickest tekkers from the previous week. As we make our way into...

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....
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 ...

Searching for the Perfect Street Ball: Los Angeles Art-Inspired KAOS Soccer

In a quest to find the best ball for the streets, we have been testing out and reviewing different balls from different brands from all over the world. To start,...

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...

The Coolest Advancements in Football Boot Technology

Over the years, we have seen some major innovations in football boots—from Nike's FootballX series to Adidas' Cage & Court collection, it's evident we have come a long way since Adidas...

10 of the Sickest Moves from this Year’s UEFA Champions League

The beautiful thing about Champions League is watching so much diverse talent on the field. Clubs feature a mix of cultures and playing styles from around the globe, athletes who...
love.futbol

Harnessing the Power of Community, this Non-Profit is Changing Lives One Pitch at a Time

Every child deserves a safe place to play soccer. Love.futbol has predicated itself upon this phrase, but the non-profit has been giving communities around the world much more than...
Edward Vangils Nike street football collection

Edward van Gils Creates Art with Nike Street Football Collection

Edward van Gils' handiwork (and footwork) are being artfully utilized in Nike's street football collection as part of its summer release designs. Using paint on his soles, van Gils' signature moves...

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