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How Football Makes Atlanta Rapper Sho Baraka a Better Student of the World

A prominent member of the Christian hip-hop scene, Atlanta rapper Sho Baraka's love for football has allowed him to grow both personally and musically. We spoke with...
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Urban Lens: Street Football in East Java, Indonesia

On any given day, in the late afternoon hours, the sounds of children laughing and kicking a ball can be heard at the Islamic boarding school of Lengkong Village on...
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Finding My Peace and Defying the Odds Through the Beautiful Game

AC Sparta striker Christina Burkenroad's professional career has seen three different teams in three different countries. While she has journeyed thousands of miles as a pro, her path to...
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Urban Lens: The Refugees of Clarkston FC Find Their Homes Through the Beautiful Game

In the Atlanta suburb of Clarkston, a youth team is making waves in both the grassroots and professional soccer landscapes. With the majority of its roster containing refugees from...
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A Getaway to Milan for One of the Last ‘Derby della Madonninas’ In the San Siro

One of football's classic rivalries, Inter Milan and AC Milan have been duking it out in the San Siro for decades. But that's all about to change soon, as...
Ryann Torrero

Urban Lens: L.A.’s Chinatown with Ryann Torrero

Spurred on by downtown L.A.'s revival and affordable rent, Chinatown is rapidly becoming an entirely new place with an influx of inhabitants, restaurants, and businesses. Its interesting mix of...
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Heard on the Street: At the Liverpool FC 125th Anniversary x New Balance Event

“We wanted to fuse Liverpool with L.A. That whole shoes on a wire…that image speaks through to L.A. and we wanted to bring that together with Liverpool F.C.”
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Urban Lens: Inspiring Empathy and Education at the Form Ni Gani Tournament in Nairobi, Kenya

At the Starehe Boys Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, men and women came together for the Form Ni Gani Tournament, which not only provided participants with intense competition, but also...
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Heard on the Street: At the New Balance Otruska Pack Release Party

Over the weekend, New Balance launched its Russian-inspired Otruska pack, which included an all-new Tekela boot silhouette, updated Furon 4.0, and 574, 247, and Cruz 2.0 lifestyle sneakers. We...
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The USWNT Victory Tour Stop at the Rose Bowl Shows the Need for an NWSL Team in Los Angeles

In front of a packed crowd of supporters at the iconic Rose Bowl, the United States women's national team handily defeated the Republic of Ireland in their first contest...
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An Immersive Experience During the El Salvador-Honduras Gold Cup Match at Banc of California Stadium

Hosted at Los Angeles' Banc of California Stadium for the first time ever, last week's El Salvador-Honduras Gold Cup match was a cultural cornucopia filled with singing, chanting, and...
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Do Atlanta’s Metro Station Pitches Represent the Next Wave of US Grassroots Soccer?

On the Westside of Atlanta, Soccer in the Streets recently unveiled its second metro station pitch in conjunction with Atlanta United and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). Aiming...
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Urban Lens: Playing with Freedom in Yangon, Myanmar

The country of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is comprised of more than 100 different ethnic groups. Previously the capital until 2006, Yangon is still the largest and busiest commercial...

Adidas Bosses From the Stadium to the Street with Red Limit Collection

Adidas looks to provide an immersive experience for the modern-day footballer with the launch of their Red Limit collection. Highlighted by the new Ace 17+ PURECONTROL, this is the first...
Kakuma Premier League

Urban Lens: Kakuma Premier League, Offering Hope Inside a Kenyan Refugee Camp

The Kakuma Premier League represents to the many hopeless and desperate, a dream while offering an attainable solution through dedication, talent and their fervent love of the beautiful game.
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USWNT Star Morgan Brian Shares Her Urban Picks

With 81 caps for the United States since 2013, Morgan Brian has been a midfield mainstay for arguably the most dominant American sports team today. With the 2019 World...
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Heard on the Street: At the Manchester City Trophy Tour Stop in Atlanta

Celebrating the six domestic trophies won across its men's and women's teams last season, the Manchester City Trophy Tour made its stop in Atlanta last weekend. Featuring a re-creation...
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Retro Perfected: An Up-Close Look at the Incredibly Detailed COPA Juventus Collection

Featuring a stunning line of throwback kits and off-pitch wear, COPA's official Juventus collection elicits plenty of memories from the club's rich history. To get a closer look at...
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Heard on the Street: At the American Outlaws USWNT World Cup Final Pregame Celebration

Gearing up for the biggest American soccer match of the year, the American Outlaws USWNT World Cup final pregame party in Lyon, France was a jam-packed fest of food, drinks,...
julia glanz

Strength, Health, and Gratitude: How Soccer Ignited Julia Glanz’s Relentless Pursuit of Fitness Excellence

Strength and conditioning coach Julia Glanz has made a seamless transition from her soccer career at the University of Arizona to her professional career as a fitness expert. Through...


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