L.A.’s Newest Club is Making Moves Like Tony Montana

The Los Angeles Football Club, L.A.'s newest MLS team, has been storming the City of Angels like Tony Montana. And I'm not talking about the busted old Tony at the end...

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...
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The Final Season of ‘Club De Cuervos’ Gives Us a Fitting End

Drama, suspense, and football — what more could you want out of a show? We give our thoughts on the final season of Club de Cuervos, Netflix's hit Spanish drama surrounding...
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Introducing ‘The Baller Life,’ Episode 1: NWSL Pro Shawna Gordon on Sacrifice and the Love of Sport

As the owner of a soccer facility, I see a lot of different people play on our courts. On the regular, we get a good mix of styles and a strong level of competition...
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Where Does the International Champions Cup Go From Here?

With dwindling audiences and increasing ticket prices in the United States, the International Champions Cup — once an exciting opportunity to watch Europe's biggest stars on American soil —...
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Urban Pitch Staff Picks: 2018 UEFA Champions League!

With the quarterfinals of UEFA Champions League play beginning today, the Urban Pitch staff has made its selections for who we think is the favorite, dark horse, most likely...
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Re-Imagining the MLS Skills Challenge

The MLS All-Star Game was recently canceled — but that doesn't mean that all the fun should go with it. We re-imagine the MLS Skills Challenge to make it...
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Is MLS Ready to Make the Jump to Becoming a Powerhouse League?

Although it has had many criticisms, Major League Soccer has begun to make strides indicating it is ready to enter the upper echelon of world football leagues. But just...

The Legacy of The Guinness Soccer Six, the Indoor Soccer Boom that Never Was

The idea that footballers who play futsal develop into elite, uniquely skilled players, is not a new one among coaches and soccer experts around the world. In the late '90s,...
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Enough Retro Homage, Give Us Original Kits

Retro is in, we get it. But the trend is on the verge of played out thanks to an overflow of throwback-inspired kits from the world's biggest manufacturers. While...
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Searching for the Perfect Street Ball: A Trio of World-Class Futsal Entries

They say all you need is a ball. True, but which ball is best? Pele would say a sock full of newspaper is just fine. A freestyler might say...
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Breaking Down the Playground Cliques at the MLS Is Back Tournament

LAFC? Theater kids. Portland Timbers? Hipsters. Chicago Fire? Class clowns. We separate each MLS club into their playground cliques for the MLS Is Back Tournament.   In preparation for next week's...
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Urban Pitch Staff Picks: 2019 UEFA Champions League Edition

Ahead of today's UEFA Champions League quarterfinal matches, we've once again put together our very own staff picks, in which we select everything from the clubs with the best...

The Mexican Team that Reigned Supreme in American Indoor Soccer

The short-lived Monterrey Flash of Monterrey, Mexico, were an indoor professional soccer team. Despite changes in location and talent, the team went on to accomplish one of the most impressive records...
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FIFA Volta Football Review: An Authentic, But Not Perfect Dive Into the World of the Street Game

The most anticipated feature of FIFA 20, the Volta game mode brings back the beloved FIFA Street series, albeit not its own separate game. Featuring some of the most...
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Will the USL Rebrand Bring Actual Change to US Soccer or Is it Just Empty Words?

With an all-new look and division names harkening to those of England, the USL rebrand has many optimistic for promotion and relegation in United States soccer. But does the...
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NISA’s Last Stand: Why The Independent Cup Needs to Be On Your Radar

Though it may be similar to the MLS Is Back and NWSL Challenge Cup in the fact that it's a tournament, the NISA Independent Cup is truly one of...
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Is The USMNT Ready for Gregg Berhalter?

When Gregg Berhalter was hired as the head coach of the United States men's national team, the heads of U.S. Soccer had one goal in mind — to implement...

The Adidas v. Nike Scorecard: How Adidas is Outperforming a Giant by Going Back to Its Roots

The race to be the biggest sports brand in the world has been a long, storied battle. It seemed like the contest was over after Nike established its empire and won...
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Ranking the Best English Premier League Match Balls from this Decade

The stunning Nike Merlin Hi-Vis match ball was released last week, representing the final ball to be used in English Premier League play in the 2010s. We take a...

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