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NWSL Lands Major Broadcast Deal With A&E Network

The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) announced Feb. 2 that it has reached a landmark three-year partnership with A&E Network. In exchange for an equity stake, Lifetime, a member of...

Rare Breeds: A Guide to the Unique Athletes Mastering the Two Worlds of Freestyle and Street Football

Freestyle and street football are often incorrectly thrown together in the same 'alt-soccer' category for those not familiar with the sports. But the comparison is like mixing up apples and fruit...

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

Looking to play some futsal or street football this February? Check out some of the top futsal, street football, and freestyle events coming up in your neighborhood! Futsal of Tulsa...

New Balance Goes Grassroots in Soccer Expansion with “Blackout Squad”

Last March, New Balance launched a bold new campaign offering a select few amateur soccer players the chance to be treated like pros as part of their extension into the...

Indian Woman Defies Naysayers to Create Freestyle Football Federation

At just 21 years old, Nikita Anita has established a freestyle association in her native country India. While she has recently gained support from many, she originally faced heavy...
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2016 Year in Review

This year had a lot of remarkable highs and lows in the wide and ever-expanding world of the beautiful game. It was important for us here at Urban Pitch...

Philippines’ PWG Wins Asian Freestyle Football Championship

The Asian Freestyle Football Championship (AFFC) is the preeminent freestyle competition in Asia. This year, the event featured 31 participants from Japan, China, Brunei, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Iran, Hong...

Film Review: “Ballon sur Bitume” is a Glimpse into the Culture Behind French Street Football

Ballon sur Bitume, meaning concrete football, is an engrossing 50-minute documentary that offers viewers a chance to immerse themselves in the culture of los banlieues. Los banlieues are the suburbs in France,...

Last-Minute Gift Ideas for the Footballer in Your Life

With just a few days left until Christmas, you may be like me and still have most (if not all) of your Christmas shopping left to do. Not to...
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Watch it Here: Baller Select Highlight Video

Baller Select is an underground tournament created by UrbanFutsal LA, where the top street teams in a city are invited to compete in a short-sided 5v5 tournament. On Dec....
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Baller Select: L.A. Women’s Edition

On a breezy and sunny day in Los Angeles, CA, some of the most gifted women's soccer talent in southern California, and arguably the U.S., came to an empty parking...

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

2016 is rapidly coming to a close, so let's check out the remaining street football, futsal, and freestyle events for the year, as well as a few events in...
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Who to Watch at this Year’s Asian Freestyle Football Championship

The Asian Freestyle Football Championship (AFFC) is the preeminent freestyle competition in Asia, showcasing many of the world's best, from Japan to Indonesia to China and beyond. This year's...

Freestyle Football World Tour 2016 Results

The F3 World Tour concluded in picturesque Melbourne this past weekend. It was an exciting flurry of battles between a new crop of rising stars hoping to usurp the...

Iranian Striker Receives AFC’s Futsal Player of the Year Award

Iranian futsal pro Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh has nabbed this year's prestigious Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Futsal Player of the Year Award after playing a key role in the year's major...

Freestyle Football World Championship Tour Closes in Melbourne with a Week of Freestyle Events

This week in Melbourne, Australia, the international Freestyle Football World Championship Tour closes its 3-city event with a week-long extravaganza of shows, clinics, and a high-intensity battle for the...

Our All-Time (Fictional) Soccer Movie Lineup

Despite soccer's worldwide popularity and Hollywood's love for sports stories, there is an alarming scarcity of soccer movies worth watching. But that didn't stop us from putting together a lineup...

LAFC Continues to Build Its Fan Base With Second Black & Gold Rally

Supporters of LAFC and passionate football fans in Los Angeles were invited to the second edition of the Black and Gold Rally. Beer, singing, drum beating, and some more beer were in...

Finish 2016 on the Right Track With These Upcoming Football Events

2016 is about to come to an end, but there's still a few weeks to finish the year doing what we love. Football! Here are some upcoming freestyle, street ball, and...

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