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Cali Teams Dominate Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five at Challenging U.S. Finals

The U.S. teams that made it to Miami, FL, this past weekend for the Red Bull Neymar Jr's Five five-a-side regional finals faced off in an unconventional tournament of sorts: For outsiders,...

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...

Chicago Shows Street Skills Reign Supreme at Neymar Jr’s Five Qualifier

Neymar Jr's Five international street ball tournament continued across the country this past month, bringing the best crews across the globe closer to the ultimate match-up of small-sided football. On May 22,...

Top Places for Pickup in Los Angeles

Chances are you have wondered where the coolest places are to find a game of pickup in Los Angeles. Whether your preferred pitch is under stadium lights or on scuffed...
Zinedine Zidane futsal

Zinedine Zidane Shows Off His Futsal Moves

It's always fun seeing professional footballers showcase their skills while playing small-sided games in street football or futsal. It's even better when it's one of the all-time greats like recent Champions...

Top 10 List: Best Panna Humiliations

It doesn’t matter if you’re hustlin’ your tail off for 90-plus minutes on the pitch, if you’re jostling in the close-quarter combat of the futsal court, or if you’re...
Les Twins Futsal

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...
street football kids

Urban Calendar: This Week in Football – 5/9/2016

Urban Pitch is giving our readers a monthly calendar for players and fans interested in street football, freestyle and futsal tournaments and events. Check it out to keep up...
Alfredo Sainz

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 ...
GlobalCityFans LA Street Football

#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...
Kids playing street football in Havana.

Just Kickin’ It: The Importance of Street Football in Youth Soccer

There's nothing better than street ball on a sunny day. Growing up, I would always invite friends to play on the road next to my house. We would set up goals...
Jade Elliott interview

Urban Spotlight: One-on-One with Futsaler Jade Elliott, Youthful Pioneer in UK’s Football League Trust

Youngsters from the UK are continuing to pioneer new avenues in women’s football. We recently spotlighted teen talent Liv Cooke, the UK’s first and only professional female freestyler. Today, we’re featuring Urban Pitch’s...
Iran Womens Futsal AFC Champtionship

Iran’s Futsal Team Wins Gold, Garners Elite Status at AFC Championships

The Iran women's national futsal team has already made its mark on the global scene by winning gold at the first Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women's Futsal Championship, held...
Nike FootballX Distressed Indigo pack.

Nike Shows Off Street Football Sports Car?

Continuing in the theme of street football commercials that don't make sense, Nike throws their hat in the ring by unveiling a new high-performance sports car ... wait, what? Our thoughts...

The Top 5 Illest Street Football Shoes of All Time

Even though the main focus of street football is a player's skill, a baller's choice of kicks contributes to overall style points. Considering comfort, weight, material, and the overall design,...
LAFC Supporters Cup

LAFC Unites Fans and Ballers with Supporters Cup

I don't get it. Is it 2018 already? That would explain why a club that has yet to play a game in the MLS or officially sign a player is...
Pele - Birth of a Legendvideo

“Pelé: Birth of a Legend” Shows Icon’s Rise from Streets

The upcoming biopic "Pelé: Birth of a Legend" is scheduled to hit theaters on May 6 and by the looks of it stresses the Brazilian's street ball experience as fundamental...
Jeand Doest kneeling.

Jeand Doest Takes On Young Challengers at Netherlands v. Azerbaijan Futsal Match

Dutch street baller, Jeand Doest, widely regarded as one of the best street match players in the world, recently entertained at a FIFA World Cup Futsal Netherlands v. Azerbaijan qualifying match...
Arnold Schwarzenegger

The Terminator Takes on a Young Goalkeeper and the Result is Hilarious (-ly Awkward)

Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Governator himself, recently attended an Australian futsal event to promote his lifelong goals of fitness and apparent love of football! Who knew the 7-time Mr. Olympia...

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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