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...

Meet Caitlyn Schrepfer: Our New Resident Pro and the Contender Looking to Be Champ

At 20 years old, Caitlyn Schrepfer is currently one of a handful of professional female freestylers on the planet. Altho she'll be the first to tell you the ranking...

Skills From Down Under: A One-on-One Conversation with Aussie Futsaler Daniel Cappellaro

When it comes to skills, you either have it or you don't. Australian native Daniel Cappellaro — aka D10 — has got it. We had a chance to talk to the 31-year-old skill fanatic about his experience in futsal and what the future holds for D10.
geoffrey acheampong

The Long and Winding Road of 21-Year-Old LA Galaxy II Midfielder Geoffrey Acheampong’s Pro Career

At just 21 years old, Ghanian pro footballer Geoffrey Acheampong has already played on three different clubs in three different countries. In our latest podcast, he shares the unique...

Street Madness Russia: The Boom from Moscow

Imagine growing up in a neighborhood amongst aged, towering apartments, walkways with broken concrete, where grass is in short order and every day is a challenge of personal will and strength....

Yassine ‘Coyote’ is Living a Cooler Life than You, or: How to Stop Worrying and Just Ball

Yassine Abderrahim is a busy man. Between Instanbul, Doha, Brussels, San Francisco, and countless other amazing global destinations, the multi-faceted street baller and freestyler is currently living life at 100....

The Football Vagabond: A Conversation With Steve Bernasconi, Founder of The Soccer Tour

From February to October 2017, Steve Bernasconi embarked on The Soccer Tour, an eight-month, 30,000-mile journey that gave a glimpse of the lives of soccer supporters from all levels...
norman habri freestyle

Inside Norman Habri’s Mind-Blowing Two-Ball Freestyle

As if freestyling with one ball wasn't impressive enough, French juggling innovator Norman Habri has incorporated two balls into his routine. We get a closer look at...
Shiou Japanese prodigy

11-Year-Old Shiou is Giving Pannas and Taking Names

Eleven-year-old prodigy Shiou from Japan has been turning heads in the street football world with his impressive moves. Though he suffered an unexpected loss in the recent Pannahouse Invitationals, his advanced ...
Soccer Problems Briana Aguila

Peep this Account: ‘Soccer Problems’ is the Fun Addition You Need in Your Feed

A rising group of young, smart, and enterprising social media influencers are making their mark in the online world of football. Meet Briana Aguila—the fresh face behind the influential...
tobias becs pwg freestyle

A Glimpse of the Freestyle Life With A-List Talents Tobias Becs and PWG!

During their trip to Los Angeles following the WFFA Freestyle Masters tournament, world-renowned freestylers Tobias Becs and PWG stopped by to discuss life as a freestyler, the quirks of...
dejuan jones

Checking In With New England Revolution Rookie DeJuan Jones

Highlighting some of the top up-and-coming talents in MLS, our Checking In series now puts a spotlight on New England Revolution midfielder DeJuan Jones. Drafted 11th overall in this...
Rafael Spajic

Rafael Spajic on How He Became One of the Top Panna Players in the World

When 27-year-old Rafael Spajic first moved to Croatia from Switzerland, he was excited to find a street court next to his house. It was on this pitch he would...

King of the Sits: Jak Gregory’s Return to Freestyle

Freestyler Jak Gregory, most known for his iconic sit down style, has been out of the freestyle game since 2010. However, the UK native has made a dramatic return.
stix

Think Watts: Rapper and Producer Stix Is Here to Make an Impact on the World Beyond Music

Born and raised in Watts, California, Stix has been involved in the music industry for 16 years as a performing artist, producer, and song writer. Beyond his music, he...

The Grind Never Stops: A One-On-One Conversation with IT10’s Mo Ali

Making it as a professional athlete in any sport is no easy feat. What's so often glamorized in media is in truth a grueling process that entails thousands of hours...

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