Indi Cowie

5 Things You Should Know About Pro Freestyler Indi Cowie

Amidst the burgeoning popularity of freestyle football, Indi Cowie remains one of the best and most exciting athletes in the pro freestyling circuit. Here are 5 things to know about the...
street football kids

Urban Calendar: This Week in Football – 5/9/2016

Urban Pitch is giving our readers a monthly calendar for players and fans interested in street football, freestyle and futsal tournaments and events. Check it out to keep up...
Alfredo Sainz

Street Baller Alfredo Sainz on Going Pro, Bolivian Futsal, and Playing with Swag

Urban Pitch sat down with L.A. street baller Alfredo Sainz, whose career has spanned futsal, street soccer, and professional play in Bolivia. He’s been featured in trick-heavy spots like the Nike FootballX Skills video, played for the Red Bull Street Team ...
LAFC new stadium

LAFC Forges Ahead with New Stadium in a City Thriving with Football Fans

Earlier today, LAFC met with the Los Angeles City Council and received the green light to break ground on their $250 million stadium project. Expectations are high for this...
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...