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...

Edward van Gils’ Favorite Book is Absolutely Genius

During his recent visit to L.A., street football legend and pioneer Edward van Gils dropped in to our indoor facility, UrbanFutsal LA, to wreck some players and give us an exclusive...
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...

Thiago Saltori is Unlike Any Freestyler You’ll Ever Meet

Brazilian veteran freestyler Thiago Saltori is a true original. Whether it’s his unorthodox style or his vast knowledge in Chinese medicine, Saltori has always gone against the grain —...

Street Football and Freestyle Extraordinaire Mohamed Reda Shares His Urban Picks

Anyone remotely involved in the street football or freestyle scenes can tell you about Mohamed "M10" Reda. The 24-year-old Moroccan talent born and raised in Belgium not only has...
goluremi

Pro Football Journeyman and Skills Tutorial Maven William John is Creating a Legacy Beyond the Pitch Through Goluremi

Playing in eight different countries and speaking eight different languages, pro footballer William John has faced just about everything you could imagine throughout his 13-year career. Currently playing with...
final whistle marco magielse

Grounds of a Dying Breed: A Q&A With ‘Final Whistle’ Photographer Marco Magielse

Documenting 21 of the remaining traditional football grounds in England, Marco Magielse's book Final Whistle is a nostalgic ode to a fading style of architecture. We speak with the Dutch photographer...
World Freestyle Football Championship London at the UEFA Champions Festival

Champion Freestyler Philip Warren Gertsson on Handling Fame, Training a Jedi, and Getting a Hot Swedish Girlfriend

Urban Pitch was able to catch a free moment with Asia Freestyle Champion Philip Warren Gertsson for an exclusive interview. Gertsson shared his unique insights on various topics, ranging from keeping "social...

Paciencia, Pasión y Perseverancia: Charly Iacono de Argentina Finalmente es Campión Mundial del Freestyle

Carlos Alberto Iacono, conocido como Charly, es un hombre perseverante. Competitor comprobado, es bien conocido y bien querido en el circuito de freestyle. Por su atletismo, compostura y combinaciones acrobáticas,...
geoff gouveia

How Geoff Gouveia is Igniting Football Culture in America Through His Unique Art

Artist Geoff Gouveia's creative and unique style stays true to his Southern California roots while also showcasing his undying passion for the beautiful game. In addition to sharing his...
tony alfaro

Urban Picks: Chivas Defender Tony Alfaro Is Looking to Make a Splash in Liga MX

After signing with Chivas Guadalajara in the offseason, we catch up with up-and-coming defender Tony Alfaro to discuss his time with the Seattle Sounders, how he's adjusting to his...
soccertown usa

A Conversation With Kirk Rudell and Tom McCabe, Co-Writers of ‘Soccertown USA’

After making its worldwide debut at last year's Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival, Soccertown USA was set to take the 2020 festival circuit by storm. Stymied by the...
Tamra stall

Tamra Dae Went from Beauty Salons to College Ball to Competitive Bodybuilding, and Proved One Door Closed is Another Opened

Tamra Dae is the kind of multi-dimensional athlete who can excel in any number of sports, but throughout her formative years, she chose soccer above the others. So when an injury...
Olivia Moultrie

Urban Spotlight: Olivia Moultrie, the 11-Year Old Phenom Who’s Impacting American Youth Soccer

"When I started treating every day like an opportunity and training to be a professional, I really fell in love with the process of trying to become great."
lizzy calderon freestyle

If She Isn’t Already, LA’s Next Freestyle Star Lizzy Calderon Needs to Be On Your Radar

A central figure in Los Angeles' burgeoning freestyle scene, Lizzy Calderon is beginning to make a name for herself around the world, thanks to her bubbling personality, optimistic outlook,...
david diehl

When Art Imitates Sport: Inside the Beautiful Works of David Diehl

Internationally known for his stunning football art, David Diehl merges themes from the game and everyday life into each one of his collections. From the god-like aura of iconic...
hailai arghandiwal

Knowing When to Walk Away: Hailai Arghandiwal’s Up-And-Down Career In Pro Football

Having played both in Italy and Germany as well as with the Afghanistan women's national team, Hailai Arghandiwal decided to step away from the game at just 24. We...
Kristoffer Liicht

Kristoffer Liicht, Prince of Panna, Stops By L.A. and Shares His Urban Picks

We met up with pro street baller Kristoffer Liicht during the L.A. leg of his recent traveling spree to film some tutorials, hang out, and of course get his...

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