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It's finally here. The Urban Pitch Podcast crew previews everything surrounding the 2022 World Cup, from why the hype isn't the same as previous years, to their picks to win it all.  It might feel a little weird, but the...
Not so much a set of predictions as it is a projection of our hopes, we take a look at what could make for the most intriguing group stage scenarios at the 2022 World Cup.  Let’s get something out of...
Remember the European Super League? While many believe it to have been banished for good, its spirit continues to lurk, and we may see its return come 2023.  On the precipice of the most contentious World Cup in history, with...
Just in time for Qatar 2022, COPA, Panini, and FIFA have teamed up to create an officially licensed line of FIFA World Cup™ t-shirts. We get an exclusive up-close look at them.  Football is a collector's sport. Whether it's kits,...
The World Cup kicks off this weekend and we only have two groups remaining in our quest to identify the greatest World Cup kits from every nation playing in Qatar. The penultimate group consists of Brazil, Cameroon, Serbia, and...
Discussing everything from the club's debut season to the importance of the pregame outfit, Angel City FC's Madison Hammond joins Ramsey, Julio, and Brigitte in the latest episode of the Urban Pitch Podcast.  Although Angel City FC narrowly missed out...
Home to some of the most vocal supporters in the country, Portland, Oregon has rightfully earned its title of Soccer City, USA. But even with the success of the Portland Thorns' 2022 campaign — one which saw the team...
In most World Cup years, the rollout before the tournament begins is usually filled with effervescent anticipation across the world. But in 2022, that buzz has gone flat.  This November's midseason World Cup is the most disruptive thing to happen...
The 2022 MLS season may have just concluded, but it's never too early to look ahead to next year.  Major League Soccer finished its 27th season in thrilling style, with one of the biggest rollercoaster finals in recent memory. After...
Only three groups remain in our quest to select the best World Cup kits worn by each nation heading to Qatar this year. Group F consists of Morocco, Croatia, Canada, and Belgium — an eclectic yet visually appealing foursome...
Fresh off the release of his book Net Gains: Inside the Beautiful Game's Analytics Revolution, ESPN staff writer Ryan O'Hanlon joins our podcast to discuss the difficulties of analyzing and quantifying soccer, the process behind writing the book, and stories of...
The Canadian national soccer teams are doing their best to propel the sport in the country to new heights. Conversely, Canada Soccer — the Canadian federation — is doing its best to render the efforts of the national teams...
The football mural is a curious aspect of the beautiful game — not just for its oftentimes massive scale and immense beauty, but also for its tangibility in an increasingly digital world. We catch up with journalist Andy Brassell,...
With an incredibly dominant start to their 2022-23 campaign, SSC Napoli have made it clear that they are fed up with coming up short.  It all seemed so dire for Napoli just a few months ago. Kalidou Koulibaly concluded his...
Our mission to identify the greatest World Cup kit worn by each nation heading to Qatar this month continues with Group E: Japan, Germany, Spain, and Costa Rica. It's November, which means we're getting a World Cup this month. Totally...
Fresh off the heels of a collaboration with adidas to create a custom version of the acclaimed 2022 Mexico national team kit, Bryan Escareño joins the Urban Pitch Podcast to discuss his brand Amor Prohibido, how he broke into...
A playoff El Trafico? You knew we had to be there. The Urban Pitch Podcast Crew took to the Banc of California Stadium for the LAFC-LA Galaxy showdown in the second round of the MLS Cup Playoffs to get...
On August 27, 2021 when Manchester United announced they had agreed to terms with Juventus to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, it was heralded as a triumphant return of their long departed hero. Having last played for the Red Devils in...
Eric Wynalda’s free kick goal against Switzerland in the USMNT’s opening match of the 1994 World Cup was marvelous, and almost three decades later, it still has a case to be the most important goal scored in the country's...
France, Denmark, Tunisia, Australia. Group D proves to be our toughest challenge yet in our quest to name the best World Cup kit worn by every team heading to Qatar in November.  We're now under a month to go until...