Claudinho Pinto

Urban Spotlight: Claudinho Might Be the Best Pound-for-Pound Street Baller in L.A.

Have you ever seen one of those guys who looks normal and unassuming, someone you quickly dismiss as not very athletic, and yet once he steps on the pitch, the guy just tears...
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 ...

Urban Spotlight: Pro Freestyler Enry Maffioletti Lets His Crazy Skills Do the Talking

There must be something about freestyle football that either attracts mellow personalities or forces a person to chill out. It makes sense considering the hours of dedicated practice and honing...

Urban Spotlight: Why Séan Garnier Is an All-Around Maestro

Most people have heard of Séan Garnier. Even if you're not a hardcore soccer or freestyle fan, you've probably seen him in this commercial disguised as an old man or battling Neymar for...

Who to Watch: Keyl Skills is the 8-Year-Old Freestyler with Big Skill

There are freestyle footballers all over the world that have amazed us with their unique skills and work ethic. But there’s one young up-and-comer that is kind of blowing...
VLO freestyler

Getting to Know MistaVLO: The Next Scandinavian Superstar

I would prefer to be recognized as a combination of both performer and competitor, but If I had to choose, I am a competitor for sure.
amer didic

Sporting KC and Canadian National Team Defender Amer Didic Shares His Urban Picks

Now in his third year as a pro, Sporting Kansas City and Canadian national team center back Amer Didic has shown plenty of potential in his young career. During...
murs galaxy

‘I’m a Bud Light and Vegan Tacos Guy’: Murs Speaks Out on His Love of Soccer and the LA Galaxy

An icon of Los Angeles hip-hop, Murs reps his city in just about every way imaginable, including his sports allegiances. A die-hard LA Galaxy supporter, Murs wasn't always as...
mauricio pineda

Face Time: Mauricio Pineda Discusses His Rookie Experience, Bubble Life, and UNC Tarheel Greats

Our Face Time series continues with Chicago Fire rookie Mauricio Pineda, whose strong performance at the MLS Is Back Tournament has commanded the attention of many across the league. Mauricio...
Highdee Kuan

From Holland to L.A. (By Way of China) Actress Highdee Kuan Connects the Challenge of Art and Athletics

Mix a mostly Chinese heritage with a splash of German flavor. Add a Dutch upbringing and garnish with a love for the Oranje. Top off with an equal measure of...
Lauren Sesselmann FTBLR

Urban Spotlight: Pro Footballer and Olympic Medalist Lauren Sesselmann Continues to Redefine Herself

Pro footballer, Olympic medalist, entrepreneur, trainer, designer, model — the list of titles and accolades are long and impressive for the multi-talented Lauren Sesselmann, who continues to carve out...
sam rogers

Urban Picks: USMNT U-20 and Seattle Sounders 2 Defender Sam Rogers Goes From Ball Boy to Top Prospect

With a solid frame and nose for the game, 19-year-old Sam Rogers is making a name for himself as a top prospect, earning USL 20 Under 20...
cobi jones

Beat Your Best: Cobi Jones’ Journey to Becoming an American Soccer Legend

While he's rightfully recognized as one of the greatest American soccer players of all time today, Cobi Jones didn't waltz into that distinction. He rejoins us for our latest...
stix for los angeles

Stix’s ‘For Los Angeles’ Is a Unique Tribute to LAFC’s Supporter Culture

Two weeks ago, Watts native Stix blessed fans with For Los Angeles, a new album entirely dedicated to LAFC and the club's culture. We caught up with the longtime...
Miguel Sanchez Nike tournament

Urban Spotlight: From the Street to the Stadium, Miguel Sanchez and the New Breed of Crossover Players

The United States is currently experiencing a wave of enthusiasm for the beautiful game that's different from previous attempts to increase its popularity. Three professional men's divisions, the women's professional NWSL, a new ...
Tobias Becs

A One-on-One Conversation With Freestyle Superstar Tobias Becs

Tobias Becs is one of the most recognized and respected freestylers in the world today. Between running his 4Freestyle company and setting world records, we caught up with the...
danny gildea gps soccer assassins

Getting to Know Danny Gildea, the Man Behind the GPS Soccer Assassins Phenomenon

Danny Gildea has created a movement with his unique GPS Soccer Assassins training videos, garnering nearly 500,000 followers on his Instagram page. We had a chance to get to...
anderson asiedu

Checking In With Atlanta United First-Round Draft Pick Anderson Asiedu

The latest installment of our Checking In series features Atlanta United rookie Anderson Asiedu. Ahead of his club's home opener tomorrow, we caught up with the Ghana-born midfielder, discussing...
the two escobars

Revisiting ‘The Two Escobars’ 10 Years Later With Co-Director Jeff Zimbalist

As we near its 10-year anniversary, we revisit the groundbreaking film The Two Escobars, which remains the gold standard for soccer documentaries today. We sat down with director Jeff Zimbalist to...
atlantic city fc

There’s No Better Time to Go All-In On Atlantic City FC

Playing in the NPSL, Atlantic City FC has become a pillar in the community for both locals and tourists alike. We sit down with club general manager David Goldstein...

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