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Writers’ Roundtable: Examining Racism in Italy’s Serie A

As racism continues to run rampant throughout world soccer — specifically Serie A — we reached out to notable soccer writers and personalities Aaron West, Ryan O'Hanlon, and John Solano...

Welcome to Urban Pitch!

I've always loved the thrill of competing in just about anything one can imagine, but above all, soccer has been my greatest and most long-lasting passion. My love for the beautiful game began...
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The Year in Review: The Best Football-Inspired Music of 2018

Reminiscing on what has been an incredibly eventful year in football, we have compiled a list of the year’s best — from boots, to kits, to freestyle videos. We...
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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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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...
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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...
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Is Social Media Killing Freestyle?

While platforms like Instagram and YouTube have played a large role in freestyle's increasing popularity, has it completely changed the intentions of freestyle? Has it become more about getting...

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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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...

Nike’s New Neymar Line “Borrows” Our Graffiti Concept

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that's true, we just got our pants charmed off by a multibillion-dollar company. For our latest summer youth tournament, UrbanFutsal...
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Searching for the Perfect Street Ball: Senda’s Ultra-Durable Ball That is Fighting for a Greater Cause

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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Is Erlend Fagerli Freestyle Football’s GOAT?

After an incredibly dominant 2018 campaign that saw first place trophies in five major tournaments, it is now time to ask if Erlend Fagerli is the greatest freestyler of...

Searching for the Perfect Street Ball: Los Angeles Art-Inspired KAOS Soccer

In a quest to find the best ball for the streets, we have been testing out and reviewing different balls from different brands from all over the world. To start,...

Why it is Finally Time for Promotion and Relegation in MLS

While the topic of promotion and relegation in Major League Soccer has always been an often discussed topic, the recent $4 billion TV rights bid from MP & Silva...
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Why the Player Comparison Trend Needs to Stop

It's human nature to compare today's rising stars to those of the past — but here's why the seemingly harmless practice can be problematic at times. It wasn’t long ago...
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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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Did Luka Modric Really End the Messi-Ronaldo Ballon d’Or Era?

By hoisting the Ballon d'Or on Monday night, has Luka Modric simply borrowed the award for a year, or have the trophy cases of Messi and Ronaldo spent their final moments with the cherished golden orb?

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...

The Problems with US Soccer, Examined By an Englishman

After its disappointing performance in the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers, soccer in the United States is in disarray. While the Americans have faced plenty of criticism from fellow countrymen...
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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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