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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...
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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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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...

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 —...
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LA Galaxy Defender Daniel Steres Has Gone Full Circle Through His Professional Journey

From MLS to the USL and back, Daniel Steres' pro soccer career has taken him through a multitude of destinations and playing conditions, all of which has led to...
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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...
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One Passion: Giovane Lobo a Rising L.A. Star

The San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles is home to many talented soccer players who are pursuing their passion in the sport and constantly pushing their limits to improve....
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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...
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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...

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...

The World of Woo: Retracing a Revolutionary in Freestyle

In a previous article, Urban Pitch featured an exclusive interview with freestyle pioneer Mr. Woo Hee Yong, a living legend of sorts who has broken multiple world records and is...
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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...

How Hard Work and Passion Led Freestyler Daniel Dennehy to Personal Success

When Daniel Dennehy was a teenager attending university in Dublin, Ireland, he had a map of the world on his wall. Every time he traveled to a new city, in a...
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Face Time: Real Salt Lake’s Confidence in Homegrown Signing Zack Farnsworth

Our Face Time series returns with Real Salt Lake's Zack Farnsworth, who sits down with us to discuss dealing with a season-ending injury, growing up in Utah, and the...
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A One-on-One Conversation With Comedian Ian Edwards, Host of the Soccer Comic Rant Podcast

Combining his humor and wit with his passion for the beautiful game, Ian Edwards' Soccer Comic Rant podcast is one of the most engaging soccer-centric shows out today. We...
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A Conversation With Ted Westervelt, Pro/Rel USA’s Most Outspoken Crusader

In the contentious #ProRelforUSA landscape on social media, one voice is the loudest, if not the most consistent: Ted Westervelt. We sat down with the man behind one of...
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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...
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Inside the Creative Mind of Warren Creavalle

From designing the official MLS Black Lives Matter t-shirt to creating his own brand, Warren Creavalle refuses to be confined to the boundaries of a traditional athlete....
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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...
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Urban Picks: Sacramento Republic FC Homegrown Signings Hayden Sargis and Mario Penagos

Sacramento Republic FC may be joining MLS in two years, but they are still trying to claim another USL Championship crown while they can. Two of their most recent...
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