Nike Looks to Recreate Sneaker Culture Through Street Football

The almost cult-like experience of sneaker culture is nothing new. From New York's inner-city youth repping Nike Air Force 1s in the early 80s to the surge in popularity and...

The Round-Up: Your Street Ball, Futsal, and Freestyle Events Coming this Fall

We got your fall street football, freestyle, and futsal events in our Urban Pitch calendar below. Check it out! HBfutsal Huntington Beach Street Soccer Tournament, 9/17 Huntington Beach, CA The set-up for this tournament...

Super Ball 2016: The Holy Grail of Freestyle Competitions Was a Week of Battles, Partying, and Shocking Upsets

For anyone in the small but quickly growing community of freestyle, Super Ball is universally known as the penultimate competition, an annual event every serious and aspiring freestyler prepares for tirelessly...

The Kobe Mambacurials are More Proof Nike Thinks Street Soccer is the Next Street Ball

In two days, Nike's Kobe 11 “Mambacurial” will be available in select Nike outlets in another soccer-inspired line that combines football with iconic basketball figures. The Nike Kobe 11 Elite Low FCB...

Welcome to Baller Select, the Underground Tournament Where Elite Street Crews Battle to See Who’s Best

When it comes to street ball, there's a lot to prove every time you get on the court. Talent is a dime a dozen, so as a crew, you've...

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...

Kurukuru Set to Represent Oceania Region in 2016 Futsal World Cup

If there's one team that will inspire fans and followers of the upcoming FIFA Futsal World Cup, to be hosted by Colombia next month, it will surely be the Solomon Islands...

LAFC Breaks Ground and Unveils New Stadium Name

Los Angeles soccer fans still have two years to wait before they can watch the Los Angeles Football Club play an official match, and while the team has yet...

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...

Best of L.A. Girls Soccer Face Off at Adidas Speed of White Cup

Continuing its foray into high-level, small-sided competition, Adidas hosted an invite-only L.A.'s girls youth soccer tournament (15 to 18 years old) this past Sunday at The Base L.A. The eight teams...

Futsal Dynamo Suphawut Thueanklang Leads Thailand on Global Stage

In the world of football, there are those who score goals, and then there are those who score so prodigiously that they seem to be in a class of...

Busking and the Reliable Olympic Star

In an Olympics that has admittedly had its fair share of downs, there is one trusty, enduring source for attendees hoping to enjoy not only the competitive games but...

Nike Street Soccer Training Drill: Speed Snipe

The Speed Snipe is one of Nike's latest SCCRX street soccer videos, available primarily on the Nike app, and features key elements of street football executed on a humble...

Why Your Next Football Purchase Might Be New Balance

In the crowded world of Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, and even Puma, you might not think there's room for yet another major brand to enter the market of the...

Exclusive: Commissioner Keith Tozer on the New Professional Futsal League and the U.S.’s Biggest Venture into Small-Sided Football

Keith Tozer, commissioner of the new Professional Futsal League (PFL) and respected veteran in both U.S. association football and futsal, will be having a busy week in Orlando, FL, where...

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’s Amandinha Shines as Best Female Futsal Player in the World

In case there's any doubt that Brazil produces some of the best footballers—men and women—on the globe, meet Amanda Lyssa de Oliveira Crisostomo. Known to her friends as "Amandinha," the...

For the Black Army Supporters Group, Passion, Unity, and the Search for a Club Worthy of Repping L.A.

By many accounts, The Black Army 1850 is your dream supporters group—endlessly energetic, fiercely loyal, with an incredible repertoire of 80s New Wave parody songs they'll croon at the top of their lungs ...

Chelsea F.C. and Adidas Host “First-Class” Youth Tournament in L.A.

In its ongoing support of youth soccer, Adidas banded together with Chelsea F.C. (who were in town for a match against Liverpool) to sponsor a 5v5 tournament this past Tuesday at The Base LA ...

The Round-Up: Coming Up in Street Ball, Futsal, and Freestyle

Summer's going by fast, and to get your calendar right, we've put together the latest events to look out for in street football, futsal, and freestyle. Sign up to...

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