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The MLS season ended last month, but that doesn't mean the work stops for Earl Edwards Jr. and the MLS Black Players for Change group. We caught up with the co-founder and executive board member to discuss what the...
From designing the official MLS Black Lives Matter t-shirt to creating his own brand, Warren Creavalle refuses to be confined to the boundaries of a traditional athlete. We sit down with the MLS veteran to discuss the...
Go to any women's sports-centric posts online and you'll find a shocking amount of ignorance even by social media standards. And whether these comments are from edgelords fishing for likes or people who actually believe they could take Tobin...
With a simple product and mission statement, Bootbags has quickly become a formidable entry amongst brands making change through soccer.  There are many reasons why soccer is considered the beautiful game — maybe too many to count. Perhaps the biggest,...
A street art collective to the fullest, Kamp Seedorf has made international waves with their brilliant murals of footballers and other cultural icons. We get a rare interview with one of the members to get a look behind the...
I have a desire to see Major League Soccer grow and become a popular, entertaining league where the players are millionaires along with its games being displayed in abundance on big screen TVs at restaurants and bars across the...
Welcome to the Urban Pitch Anonymous Mailbag, where we answer your unfiltered questions and replies to our stories or any particular issues and topics in soccer and culture today.  These past two weeks were pretty interesting. I got into various...
As 2020 comes to a merciful close, we once again take a look back at the best the year had to offer. We conclude with the 10 best kits worn both on and off the pitch in 2020. While the decade...
As 2020 comes to a merciful close, we once again take a look back at the best the year had to offer. We continue with the 10 best boots and sneakers from 2020. Boot brands had to do more to...
As 2020 comes to a merciful close, we once again take a look back at the best the year had to offer. We begin with music, as we count down the 20 best songs of 2020. We have survived 2020....
The fast-paced world of club soccer isn’t just about shuttling kids to practices, cheering them on at games, and traveling to high profile tournaments on weekends. Spurred on by the extra-charged, competitive atmosphere and the large amounts of money...
With a distinct style both on and off the pitch, rising England international Jack Grealish is poised to become football's next style icon — whether he's trying to or not.  In the past few decades, we've seen fashion and style...
Released today, prospective USL League One expansion group Portland Pro Soccer's lifestyle collection is an ode to the city's northeastern natural beauty. With a wide range of options varying from a crewneck sweater to a button-down overshirt, it's one...
Whether it's similar styles, personalities, career arcs, or all of the above, we went into our matchmaking bags and paired up different footballers with icons in the rap game.  Rappers wanna be athletes and athletes wanna be rappers. It's a...
The fast-paced world of club soccer isn’t just about shuttling kids to practices, cheering them on at games, and traveling to high profile tournaments on weekends. Spurred on by the extra-charged, competitive atmosphere and the large amounts of money...
We had a lot of comments come in from readers in regards to my most recent article Pay-to-Play is Good for Soccer and the Harshest Critics are Hypocrites. There were some highly charged replies that were both positive and...
Two weeks ago, Watts native Stix blessed fans with For Los Angeles, a new album entirely dedicated to LAFC and the club's culture. We caught up with the longtime artist and community activist to get the inside scoop on...
As data collection, gaming, and design are undergoing significant advancement, it's no wonder that football boot technology is progressing along the same lines. We take a look at recent innovation in the world of football boots, and see how...
The pay-to-play model is probably one of the most maligned and yet vastly misunderstood and mischaracterized topics regarding soccer in America today. It is often described as being detrimental to the growth and overall benefit of the sport. That...
A week after his tragic death, we mourn Diego Maradona, a football icon whose impact will never be replicated.  "The most human of the gods." - Eduardo Galeano I first became aware of Diego Maradona when my dad told me about...