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The Roundup: The Biggest and Best Events to Close Out 2017

FOMO is real. Stay up to date with our monthly Roundup series, which highlights some of the biggest and best freestyle, futsal and street football events across the globe.  As...
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Street Baller Alfredo Sainz on Going Pro, Bolivian Futsal, and Playing with Swag

Urban Pitch sat down with L.A. street baller Alfredo Sainz, whose career has spanned futsal, street soccer, and professional play in Bolivia. He’s been featured in trick-heavy spots like the Nike FootballX Skills video, played for the Red Bull Street Team ...

Brazilian Futsal Legend Falcão is Not Quite Done Yet and Announces Comeback

By Thiago Gaglianone / Guest Contributor Arguably the greatest futsal player to ever grace a court, Falcão announced his retirement from international play earlier this year after team officials informed...

TeamBackPack Drops Some Bars for Futsal Kids

TeamBackPack surprised the aspiring ballers of a recent 5v5 youth tournament hosted at UrbanFutsal LA. The Adidas-sponsored event treated the kiddies to some choice schwag while top artists Obvi, Catalyst, & X dropped...
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The Roundup: Finish 2017 Strong and Start 2018 Stronger With These Upcoming Events!

FOMO is real. Stay up to date with our monthly Roundup series, which highlights some of the biggest and best freestyle, futsal and street football events across the globe.  We...

Adidas Fosters Creation with 3-Day “Mercury Center” Lab

Adidas is having a moment, and it may be one of its most impressive yet within its long history as once-reigning king of global soccer. It is true Adidas has been...
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Searching for the Perfect Street Ball: The SISM Street Weapon, the Official Ball of Tournaments Around the World

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...

FC Barcelona Has Its Sights Set on U.S. Women’s Soccer and Futsal

The United States has the potential to be a great soccer nation, which is why over the past several decades professional clubs from around the world have attempted to take advantage of the...

Why Your Next Football Purchase Might Be New Balance

In the crowded world of Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, and even Puma, you might not think there's room for yet another major brand to enter the market of the...

Brazil’s Amandinha Shines as Best Female Futsal Player in the World

In case there's any doubt that Brazil produces some of the best footballers—men and women—on the globe, meet Amanda Lyssa de Oliveira Crisostomo. Known to her friends as "Amandinha," the...

The Round-Up: Coming Up in Street Football, Futsal, and Freestyle

2016 is rapidly coming to a close, so let's check out the remaining street football, futsal, and freestyle events for the year, as well as a few events in...
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#GlobalCityFans Features L.A. Diehards in Latest Episode, with a Nod to Street Football and Futsal

Even if you're not a hardcore fan of English Premier team Manchester City, you'll appreciate this latest GlobalCityFans episode featuring the vibrant and diverse football culture in Los Angeles (and an interview with Urban Pitch...
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Malaysia’s Do-It-All Baller Zeem Ahmad “Keeps It Street” and Shares His Urban Picks

Zeem Ahmad is one of those rare specimens that will meg you without a thought and then proceed to dazzle you with his freestyle skills. As one of these crossbreed talents,...

The Roundup: Upcoming Freestyle, Futsal, and Street Football Events to Kick Off 2018

FOMO is real. Stay up to date with our monthly Roundup series, which highlights some of the biggest and best freestyle, futsal and street football events across the globe.  Time...

Top 10 Tekkers: Featuring Jeand Doest, Ahmed Rakaba, Tobias Becs and More!

It's hard to believe that we're a quarter way through 2017 already. As the spring flowers begin to bloom, here are some of the sweetest moves, tricks, and techniques...
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Les Twins Play Futsal?!

The twins of "Les Twins" (pronounced "lai" because they're French, guys), have danced for Beyoncé and Missy Elliott, modeled for haute couture designer Jean Paul Gaultier, and easily move through an...

What Happens When You Mix Retired EPL’ers, Pro Futsalers, Street Ballers, and Ronaldinho? Premier Futsal League.

Premier Futsal. It's here, possibly the most insane display of wide-ranging football talent in one league, and it's all happening in India. That's right, over the past couple of weeks, elite footballers,...
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Vegas Hosts Wild 5v5 Street Battle

Over 100 soccer teams descended upon Las Vegas this past week for a 5v5 tournament that offered cash prizes and an all-expense paid trip to Bangkok, Thailand. The amateur event produced...
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How Futsal is Forging the Next Wave of Stars in LA Galaxy’s Academy

As one of Major League Soccer's premier academies, it's no surprise that the LA Galaxy have been utilizing the small-sided game in developing their young players. As these youth...

UEFA Announces Expansion of Futsal Competitions

Changes are afoot for UEFA futsal. Following an Executive Committee meeting held last week in Helsinki, Finland, UEFA announced a major update to its futsal competitions lineup. The UEFA...

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