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,...

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...

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...
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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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Les Twins Play Futsal?!

The twins of "Les Twins" (pronounced "lai" because they're French, guys), have danced for Beyoncé and Missy Elliott, modeled for haute couture designer Jean Paul Gaultier, and easily move through an...

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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LAFC Forges Ahead with New Stadium in a City Thriving with Football Fans

Earlier today, LAFC met with the Los Angeles City Council and received the green light to break ground on their $250 million stadium project. Expectations are high for this...
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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#GlobalCityFans Features L.A. Diehards in Latest Episode, with a Nod to Street Football and Futsal

Even if you're not a hardcore fan of English Premier team Manchester City, you'll appreciate this latest GlobalCityFans episode featuring the vibrant and diverse football culture in Los Angeles (and an interview with Urban Pitch...
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...
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Iran’s Futsal Team Wins Gold, Garners Elite Status at AFC Championships

The Iran women's national futsal team has already made its mark on the global scene by winning gold at the first Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women's Futsal Championship, held...
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...
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“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...
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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...

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