Neymar Jr. Documentary Credits Brazilian’s Success to His “Pure Joy” for Football

A new Neymar Jr. documentary by FourFourTwo is available online and sheds light on the Brazilian phenom's journey to becoming one of the best contemporary players in the world....

Top 10 Tekkers to Help You Recover From the Worst Flu Ever

Two weeks into the new year and we’ve had record rain. Along with the chilly weather, I’ve also noticed a high number of sneezes, hacks, and raspy coughs. Hopefully...
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Urban Lens: Street Football in São Paulo, Brazil

Brazilians often refer to their country as "o País do Futebol" meaning "the country of football." Their passion for the beautiful game is so thoroughly embedded in their vibrant...

Indonesian Freestyle Champion Ardhi Andryadi Shares His Urban Picks

Indonesian freestyler Ardhi Andryadi recently followed up a great year with an impressive third-place finish in the Asian Freestyle Football Championship. He is currently Indonesia’s national champion for the third year in...

DJ Diveny Takes Us Around the World with His Freestyler’s Playlist

The beauty of freestyle football is it only requires one thing: a ball. DJ Diveny is one of the most unique freestylers in the game, and has followed his...

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...
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Signature Move with Street Baller Gilbert Bita

In the first of our Signature Move series, we highlight street baller Gilbert Bita who demonstrates an elite move that's infused with his unique flair and Kenyan roots. Kenyan footballer,...

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...

Top 10 Tekkers: 2017 Edition!

For those of us in the doldrums after the holidays, we bring you this week's Top 10 Tekkers! After all, what better way to ring in the new year...
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Urban Lens: A Day at the Beach in Porto, Portugal

The second largest city in Portugal, Porto is blessed with a coastline of long, clean, sandy beaches. The popular beach spot Praia de Matosinhos attracts a young, sporty crowd and...

Yassine ‘Coyote’ is Living a Cooler Life than You, or: How to Stop Worrying and Just Ball

Yassine Abderrahim is a busy man. Between Instanbul, Doha, Brussels, San Francisco, and countless other amazing global destinations, the multi-faceted street baller and freestyler is currently living life at 100....
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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...
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Top 10 Tekkers for the New Year

New Year, new tekkers! This week, we have another 10 inspiring videos with cool tricks and ideas to impress your family and friends for the holidays! 10. Spicy Ground Moves A great mix...

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...
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Urban Lens: A Rainy Day in Borneo

On the island of Borneo, as children laugh and play in the rain, we witness unmitigated joy and freedom and are reminded of our own childhood memories of fun, rainy...

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...

Don’t Fake the Funk: Kosuke Takahashi’s Freestyler’s Playlist

Kosuke Takahashi has been busy building a name for himself in the increasingly competitive world of freestyle. After winning the Asian Freestyle Football Championship in 2015, he followed that up with...
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Urban Lens: Manchester City Meets L.A.’s Street Ballers

This edition of Urban Lens retraces the memorable afternoon Manchester City paid a visit to the City of Angels. While here, we collaborated with the world-renowned football club to explore...

The Grind Never Stops: A One-On-One Conversation with IT10’s Mo Ali

Making it as a professional athlete in any sport is no easy feat. What's so often glamorized in media is in truth a grueling process that entails thousands of hours...