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...
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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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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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A Crashing Star: Can Neymar Bounce Back From His Downward Spiral?

Once heralded as the heir apparent to the Messi/Ronaldo throne, Neymar's recent on and off-pitch antics have certainly put a damper on his legacy. Can the 27-year-old superstar rebound...
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‘The Match’ Shows Flashes of Promise, But Ultimately Fails to Score

Arriving on Netflix last month, The Match has a few fun moments, including a well-executed time jump twist, but a feature film might not have been the best package...
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It’s Time to Bring Back ’90s MLS Kits in Their OG Form

Forget retro-inspired. We need '90s MLS kits back in their true form, and sooner rather than later. As the league celebrates its "Jersey Week," we examine why bringing back...
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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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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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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...
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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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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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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...

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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Do Fans Need to Be Held In Check For Their Heckling?

Last week, Hamburg defender Toni Leistner made headlines after he confronted fans who allegedly hurled insults towards his wife and daughter. In the wake of the brouhaha, we debate...
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It’s Time For Us, The Fans, to Tackle Racism in 2019

Several recent incidents of racism in some of the world's biggest football leagues has led to plenty of discussion regarding the prejudice and bigotry that has marred football's history,...
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Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s Exclusion From Europa League Final in Baku Highlights UEFA’s Hypocrisy

Due to fears for his security in Azerbaijan, Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not play in next week's UEFA Europa League final against Chelsea. While the situation is certainly...

The Pros Weigh In: Are Freestyle Competitions Getting Boring?

While freestyle football continues to grow across the globe, there have been grumblings amongst both freestylers and spectators that freestyle competitions are starting to become boring. Urban Pitch contributor...
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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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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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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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