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...

Top 10 Tekkers for the Holidays

It's that time for more of our favorite tekker videos! From ping pong solo cup tricks to "soccer bowling," here's some of the new trends happening this holiday season. 10. Ice ... Soccer?   WINTER...
Baller Select - LA Women's

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....
Baller Select - LA Women's

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...

Freestyler’s Playlist: Greece’s Katerina Karali

This week's Freestyler's Playlist comes by way of Greece from 21-year-old champion freestyler Katerina Karali. In 2014 Karali was Greek Female Freestyle Champion and has since ranked in the...
Old Havana Cuba

Urban Lens: In Old Havana, Cuba, a Young Boy and His Football

Cuba remains a beautiful, contradictory island brimming with rum, remnants of the revolution, and diesel cars juxtaposed alongside tourists and signs of encroaching modernity. In this edition of Urban...

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...

Top 10 Tekkers of the Week: Bencok, Doest, and Some Freestyle in Heels

This week's top street football, futsal, and freestyle tekkers are here! We got a little something of everything, starting with a bit of California love...
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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...
Indonesia street soccer

Urban Lens: Street Football in East Java, Indonesia

On any given day, in the late afternoon hours, the sounds of children laughing and kicking a ball can be heard at the Islamic boarding school of Lengkong Village on...

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...

Freestyler’s Playlist: Nam the Man Shares His Soundtrack to Success

Irish-Vietnamese freestyle legend Nam the Man (aka NTM aka Hoai-Nam Nguyen) spared a moment in his busy schedule to share one of his sweet playlists for our Urban Pitch readers. And not...
Highdee Kuan

From Holland to L.A. (By Way of China) Actress Highdee Kuan Connects the Challenge of Art and Athletics

Mix a mostly Chinese heritage with a splash of German flavor. Add a Dutch upbringing and garnish with a love for the Oranje. Top off with an equal measure of...

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...

Top 10 Tekkers: Last Week of November!

For this week's Top 10 Tekkers, we celebrate the end of our favorite Turkey-stuffing, Netflix-surfing, butt-freezing month with a selection of sick tricks and slick skills to remind us all that, yeah, it...