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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.

Cali Teams Dominate Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five at Challenging U.S. Finals

The U.S. teams that made it to Miami, FL, this past weekend for the Red Bull Neymar Jr's Five five-a-side regional finals faced off in an unconventional tournament of sorts: For outsiders,...

SISM Adds Dutch Street Baller to Roster

California Bay Area based street soccer company Soccer in Slow Motion (SISM) announced it has recently added 23-year-old Dutch baller Kevin Micka to its select roster of international players, which includes Pawel Skora ...
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Born From South Africa’s Townships, Kasi Flava is a Dynamic Style All Its Own

Most soccer fans are familiar with the idea of "Joga Bonito," the Brazilian style of football that provides swagger while giving players extra room for creative play. But did you know that South Africa...

The 5 Best Freestyle Tutorials

Whether you're a traditional footballer looking to pick up a few tricks or a practicing freestyler, the Internet is an amazing source for tutorials and has something for every...

Adidas Fosters Creation with 3-Day “Mercury Center” Lab

Adidas is having a moment, and it may be one of its most impressive yet within its long history as once-reigning king of global soccer. It is true Adidas has been...

Chicago Shows Street Skills Reign Supreme at Neymar Jr’s Five Qualifier

Neymar Jr's Five international street ball tournament continued across the country this past month, bringing the best crews across the globe closer to the ultimate match-up of small-sided football. On May 22,...

Top Places for Pickup in Los Angeles

Chances are you have wondered where the coolest places are to find a game of pickup in Los Angeles. Whether your preferred pitch is under stadium lights or on scuffed...
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3 Copa America Stars Who Credit Street Football for Their Success

Copa América Centenario, the oldest international continental football competition for the Americas, begins today with an expanded field of 16 teams. This year marks the 100th year since its...

Neymar Jr’s Five San Diego Highlights: A Redemption Win for “Dream Killers”

The Neymar Jr.'s Five San Diego qualifier tournament took place on May 15 on the large grass field at Waterfront Park. An enthusiastic crowd of spectators gathered to watch the teams compete...
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Malaysia’s Multi-Talented Zeem Ahmad is on the Street with All-Around Game

We were first introduced to Zeem Ahmad as he was preparing for the recent Pannahouse Invitationals that took place in Denmark. Copenhagen Panna House founder Kristoffer Liicht spotted the Malaysian baller...
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11-Year-Old Shiou is Giving Pannas and Taking Names

Eleven-year-old prodigy Shiou from Japan has been turning heads in the street football world with his impressive moves. Though he suffered an unexpected loss in the recent Pannahouse Invitationals, his advanced ...
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Urban Spotlight: From the Street to the Stadium, Miguel Sanchez and the New Breed of Crossover Players

The United States is currently experiencing a wave of enthusiasm for the beautiful game that's different from previous attempts to increase its popularity. Three professional men's divisions, the women's professional NWSL, a new ...

Pannahouse Invitationals 2016 Results: Bencok Beats Out Top-Flight Street Ballers, While a Finalist Mysteriously Disappears

Billed as a true world championship, the 2016 Pannahouse Invitationals brought together the aces of world-class ballers this past weekend for Copenhagen Panna House's (CPH) top-tier contest. The competition was...

Top 10 List: Best Panna Humiliations

It doesn’t matter if you’re hustlin’ your tail off for 90-plus minutes on the pitch, if you’re jostling in the close-quarter combat of the futsal court, or if you’re...
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In Copenhagen, Elite Street Ballers Contend for Pannahouse Title

The world's top street football players will be descending upon Copenhagen, Denmark, on Saturday, May 21, for the Panna House Invitational in what is expected to be one of the...

The San Diego Scene: SoCal Street Ball and the Latest Neymar Jr.’s Five

Local and traveling footballers gathered over the weekend at Waterfront Park in San Diego for the latest edition of Neymar Jr.’s Five Tournament. Teams battled it out for a chance to win a trip...
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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...

Storelli Enlists Champions League Pros for Football Fight Club

In what may be the most elaborate shinguard commercial to date, the Brooklyn-based merchandiser Storelli, which specializes in protective soccer gear, sent two high-profile footballers into the dark, seedy...
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Urban Calendar: This Week in Football – 5/9/2016

Urban Pitch is giving our readers a monthly calendar for players and fans interested in street football, freestyle and futsal tournaments and events. Check it out to keep up...
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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 ...

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