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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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French Footballer Spawns Controversy Over “Tac-Tac” Move in Nike-Produced Video

From the latest set of videos in Nike's FootballX Skills series, French street footballer Souleymane "Solo" Karamoko demos the "Tac-Tac," an impressive two-step ground move that has also caused a barrage...
Kids playing street football in Havana.

Just Kickin’ It: The Importance of Street Football in Youth Soccer

There's nothing better than street ball on a sunny day. Growing up, I would always invite friends to play on the road next to my house. We would set up goals...
Diadora street football Rio Brazil Olympics Medals Pack

Diadora Turns to Brazil’s Street Footballers for N9000 “Rio Olympic Medals” Pack Release

Diadora is one of those sports companies you just don't hear about much. Their heyday was in the '80s and early '90s, so it's somewhat surprising, or extremely overdue,...
Neymar Jrs Five LA Qualifier

Neymar Jr’s Five Tournament Embodies Rise of Street Football Movement

It wasn’t something that could be seen, or heard, or even touched. But you could feel it all around you. Something in the air. Stepping foot on the parking-lot-turned-street-football-pitch...
Neymar Jrs Five LA Qualifier Recap Video

Neymar Jr’s Five L.A. Qualifier Recap Video

Neymar Jr.'s Five Red Bull-sponsored tournament was in town this past weekend to give "thousands of young football players the chance to step up their game." The FC Barcelona...
Puma Play Loud.

Puma Doubles Up on Street Football and Freestyle With #CHOOSETRICKS

Puma is starting to take it up a notch in featuring street football and freestyle in their advertising. Their latest "#CHOOSETRICKS and Play Loud" ad begins with players using flares...

Why Street Football Is Crucial for Skill Development

As a soccer player, perfecting technique is vital in order to master control of the ball. But is there a right methodology to developing skill? Time and again we have seen...
Nike FootballX Distressed Indigo pack.

Nike Shows Off Street Football Sports Car?

Continuing in the theme of street football commercials that don't make sense, Nike throws their hat in the ring by unveiling a new high-performance sports car ... wait, what? Our thoughts...

The Top 5 Illest Street Football Shoes of All Time

Even though the main focus of street football is a player's skill, a baller's choice of kicks contributes to overall style points. Considering comfort, weight, material, and the overall design,...
Adidas Young Champions 2016

East and West Coasts Battle It Out in Adidas #YoungChampions Final

Urban Pitch had the honor of visiting the Adidas North American headquarters last week for an exclusive tour, (yeah, we're special) of the 3 Stripes campus and a preview of some...
LAFC Supporters Cup

LAFC Unites Fans and Ballers with Supporters Cup

I don't get it. Is it 2018 already? That would explain why a club that has yet to play a game in the MLS or officially sign a player is...
Pele - Birth of a Legendvideo

“Pelé: Birth of a Legend” Shows Icon’s Rise from Streets

The upcoming biopic "Pelé: Birth of a Legend" is scheduled to hit theaters on May 6 and by the looks of it stresses the Brazilian's street ball experience as fundamental...
Urban street soccer

Flicks, Dinks, and Feints—Sick Street Moves Used on the Full Field

In the small-sided game, sure, you want to grab the win — but let’s be honest, you gotta clown a few defenders along the way. When pitches are tight...
IT10 Soccer underground.

IT10Soccer Goes Underground to Show Us Where Skills are Born

The Canadian duo known as IT10Soccer have come up with another dope video. This time around they took to the streets to remind us that "underground soccer" is the true...
Jeand Doest kneeling.

Jeand Doest Takes On Young Challengers at Netherlands v. Azerbaijan Futsal Match

Dutch street baller, Jeand Doest, widely regarded as one of the best street match players in the world, recently entertained at a FIFA World Cup Futsal Netherlands v. Azerbaijan qualifying match...
Puma Street Football

Puma Jumps on Street Football Train, But Can They Compete?

Puma has finally decided to join Adidas and Nike on board the street football movement, and it's about time. The brand hasn't exactly screamed "street" or even "athletics" while it's partnered with...

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...
Panna in Hawthorne.

Stuntin’ on a Sunday Afternoon

It was a clear Sunday afternoon when me and the guys went out looking for a game. With our UrbanFutsal LA facility in the middle of a move, our best bet...
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...
Neymar Jrs Five Global Five-a-side tournament

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...

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