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...

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Virtue Signaling Cost Coca-Cola $4 Billion While Exposing His Own Hypocrisy

During a Euro 2020 press conference on Monday, Cristiano Ronaldo purposefully moved two strategically placed Coca-Cola bottles out of view. He then picked up a water bottle and set...
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Lionel Messi’s Historic Run at Barcelona is Over…But Who is to Blame and Where Can He Go?

Speaking at a news conference on Friday, FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta made the shock announcement that negotiations to keep Lionel Messi at the club had ended. Expressing that...
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The Columbus Crew Rebrand Fiasco Exposes the Disconnect Between MLS Owners and the Common Fan

After unveiling a new crest and changing its name from “Columbus Crew SC” to “Columbus SC,” there was an outpouring of negative reaction from the club's vocal supporters. A...
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We Don’t Need a World Cup Every Two Years — But the Issue Isn’t as Black and White as it Seems

FIFA's push for a biennial World Cup continues to move forward despite pushback from fans, clubs, and players alike. The outrage at the idea is more or less warranted,...
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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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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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It’s Time We Give the PUMA KING the Love It Deserves

One of the few boots that can actually live up to its name, the PUMA KING has been worn by literal football royalty. Yet, it still gets...
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An Ode to Giuseppe Rossi, Football’s Ultimate Comeback Kid

With a career full of both heartbreaks and redemption, Giuseppe Rossi's journey through football has been a test of will and resilience. He was set to start a new...
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Inter Miami Brazenly Cheated MLS Rules…But Was It So Wrong?

MLS first introduced the designated player rule in 2007 in order to give clubs more flexibility to sign lucrative deals with marquee players. It was informally called the David...
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How Nike Used LeBron James, Serena Williams and Drake to Snatch Liverpool Away from New Balance

Liverpool F.C. made international headlines when they announced in January 2020 that they were moving on from New Balance to sign a new partnership deal with Nike beginning in...
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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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The Great Football Kit War: A Battle to Create an Off-Pitch Club Identity In the 21st Century

While the world's biggest clubs race to create dominant rosters of players, another battle looms away from the packed stadiums and bright lights of the pitch. We examine which...
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The Year in Review: The Best Kits of 2020

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...
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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...

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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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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The Biggest Hurdle in This Year’s World Cup for the USMNT ‘Golden Generation’ is Their Youth

The level of excitement around the United States men's national team has reached a fever pitch now that it is going back to the World Cup for the first...
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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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Pay-to-Play is Good for Soccer and the Harshest Critics are Hypocrites

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...
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