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...
Street Football Mural

Lexicon, Part 2: A Guide to Street Football Terms

Street football has been around a long, long time. Cavemen were probably playing the game with a rock and goals made from T-Rex bones. And yet the game is understandably...
Landry N'Gala Hypnotizer

French Futsal Champ Hypnotizes the Competition for Nike FootballX Skills

French futsaler, street baller, and national team member Landry N'Gala does "The Hypnotizer" for the latest Paris edition of Nike's FootballX Skills series. N'Gala is a 22-year old lefty street baller with Team Cameleons ...
GlobalCityFans LA Street Football

#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...
Nike Tac Tac videovideo

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...
World Freestyle Football Championship London at the UEFA Champions Festival

Champion Freestyler Philip Warren Gertsson on Handling Fame, Training a Jedi, and Getting a Hot Swedish Girlfriend

Urban Pitch was able to catch a free moment with Asia Freestyle Champion Philip Warren Gertsson for an exclusive interview. Gertsson shared his unique insights on various topics, ranging from keeping "social...
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,...
Jade Elliott interview

Urban Spotlight: One-on-One with Futsaler Jade Elliott, Youthful Pioneer in UK’s Football League Trust

Youngsters from the UK are continuing to pioneer new avenues in women’s football. We recently spotlighted teen talent Liv Cooke, the UK’s first and only professional female freestyler. Today, we’re featuring Urban Pitch’s...
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...
Liv Cooke UK Freestyle

UK’s 16-Year-Old Liv Cooke is Next Freestyle Star to Watch

Attention is growing for up-and-coming sensation Liv Cooke, the UK's first—and so far only—professional female football freestyler. Cooke grew up in northwest England and fell in love with football...
Mo Ali Cyclone Flick IT10

IT10’s Mo Ali Shows Off His Cyclone Flick

In this video, one half of the IT10Soccer duo, Mo Ali, shows us the Cyclone Flick. His signature move looks like a slight variation on Eli Freeze's SWRL move but requiring both feet,...
Iran Womens Futsal AFC Champtionship

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...
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...