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...
jez dior handle with care

Jez Dior On Getting Personal In His Debut Album ‘Handle With Care,’ and His Favorite Kits to Wear On Stage

It's been a while since we've got new music from Jez Dior, but he blessed us with his debut Handle With Care, a raw, deeply personal album that mixes...
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,...
laura biondo

Finding the Perfect Balance of Art and Sport With Incredibly Accomplished Pro Freestyler Laura Biondo

The first woman to hold a Guinness World Record in freestyle, Laura Biondo has gone from competing in some of the world's biggest freestyle events to performing with the...
raheem edwards

Into the Fire: How Raheem Edwards’ Unflappable Spirit Makes Him an Impact Player In MLS

Raheem Edwards has already made a name for himself in his young career, but it wasn't without a fair share of adversity. Thanks to his competitive fire and unflappable...

Indonesian Freestyle Champion Ardhi Andryadi Shares His Urban Picks

Indonesian freestyler Ardhi Andryadi recently followed up a great year with an impressive third-place finish in the Asian Freestyle Football Championship. He is currently Indonesia’s national champion for the third year in...
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...
jesse marlet

Dutch Rising Star Jesse Marlet Is Making a Name for Himself Through Old-Fashioned Hard Work

At just 20 years old, Dutch freestyler Jesse Marlet has climbed the ladder and established himself amongst freestyle football's elite. With plenty more in store for the young phenom,...
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...
Indi Cowie

5 Things You Should Know About Pro Freestyler Indi Cowie

Amidst the burgeoning popularity of freestyle football, Indi Cowie remains one of the best and most exciting athletes in the pro freestyling circuit. Here are 5 things to know about the...
alexis guerreros cooligans

Chopping It Up With Alexis Guerreros, One Half of the Hilarious ‘The Cooligans’ TV Show

Outspoken and unapologetic, Alexis Guerreros is the louder half of The Cooligans, a comedic soccer podcast and TV show on the fubo Sports Network. In our latest podcast episode,...

From a Kitchen Studio to a TV Set, The Cooligans Are Clapping Back for American Soccer

With a beguiling chemistry and sharp wit, Alexis Guerreros and Christian Polanco, aka The Cooligans, are quickly becoming two of the most compelling personalities in American soccer. Unfiltered, genuine,...
feefa

Beats, Rhymes, and Football: The Hustle and Vision Behind Feefa’s Impending Breakthrough

Growing up in South Central LA, Feefa learned from an early age that nothing in life is given to you. While there have been several speed bumps along the...

Yo Street Zone Trains the Future Ballers Who Can Meg You Now

A London footballer is putting a small coastal city in England on the map, and he's doing it with a street school for the young. Yofi Yvorra is the...

USMNT Legend Cobi Jones Speaks on His Past, and Soccer’s Future

Last month, Urban Pitch featured LA Galaxy and USMNT legend Cobi Jones on a podcast where he spoke about his journey in soccer, starting as a walk-on at UCLA...
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...
ashraf youssef freestyle

How Ashraf Youssef’s Insane Acrobatics Have Flipped the Script on the Boundaries of Freestyle

With an array of tricks that incorporate mind-bending backflips and acrobatics, impossible is not a word in Ashraf Youssef's vocabulary.  When it comes to freestyle, the list of possibilities seems...
marija markovic

Art of the Game: Marija Marković and the Beauty In Details

Our 'Art of the Game' series highlighting the brightest football artists and illustrators continues with Marija Marković. Hailing from Belgrade, Serbia, Marković has gained notoriety through her collage-style prints...
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...
tristan blackmon

Checking In With LAFC Center Back Tristan Blackmon Ahead of His Second Season as a Pro

After a rookie season that saw plenty of learning opportunities, LAFC defender Tristan Blackmon is ready to make his impact felt across MLS. We catch up with the young...

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