City of Angeles FC

City of Angels FC Owner PJ Harrison on Creating a Distinct Club Identity in a Crowded L.A. Market

With an ownership befitting a glitzy city full of entertainers, City of Angels FC becomes the latest club to join the Los Angeles football landscape. PJ Harrison and Joe Sumner, the illustrious...
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 ...
diana al shammari

An Inside Look at the Embellished and Embroidered Kits From Diana Al Shammari, AKA ‘The Football Gal’

Diana Al Shammari has generated quite the buzz around her unique, artistic flower designs that she adds to football jerseys. Known as The Football Gal, we take a closer look...
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...

The Father-Son Duo of STR Skill School is Taking Football to New Heights, One YouTube Video at a Time

Steve Roberts isn't your typical soccer coach. Yes, he has a UEFA B category coaching license, but instead of working full time as a soccer coach, he makes YouTube videos for a...

Yo Katsuyama Met Someone Who Did What He Loved, Then Decided to Dedicate His Life to Freestyle

Yo Katsuyama is quickly becoming one of the world's best freestylers, and that's not just according to us. Ask anyone who's seen him battle, and they'll tell you he's...
Gio Lobo juggling in downtown L.A.

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....
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,...

The Secret Behind Kei Kamara’s Longevity and Success in His Pro Career

Now headed into his 13th season as a pro, Colorado Rapids forward Kei Kamara has enjoyed a well-traveled career that has seen stops across the United States as well...
geoff gouveia

Geoff Gouveia’s Nonstop Hustle and Creative Business Approach Sets Him Apart From Your Typical Artist

In addition to his distinctive style and deep love for the beautiful game, artist Geoff Gouveia has used a clever approach to business and constant hustle to establish relationships...

Denmark’s Jakob Semajer-Garic is a New Kind of Freestyle ‘Wrapper’

At 18 years old, Danish freestyler Jakob Semajer-Garic is a rising star in the uber-talented Scandinavian freestyle scene. Jakob's unique style that incorporates numerous variations of Wraps and V-Stalls...
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...
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...
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...
Jade Elliott interview

Urban Spotlight: One-on-One with Futsaler Jade Elliott, Youthful Pioneer in UK’s Football League Trust

Youngsters from the UK are continuing to pioneer new avenues in women’s football. We recently spotlighted teen talent Liv Cooke, the UK’s first and only professional female freestyler. Today, we’re featuring Urban Pitch’s...
Yael Averbuch rainbow

Accomplished Soccer Pro Yael Averbuch Looks to Get Even Better at 30

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of sitting down with Yael Averbuch, a highly decorated midfielder for National Women's Soccer League team FC Kansas City and a newly minted...
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.
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."
Pawel Skora Freestyle Urban Picks

World Champion Paweł Skóra Shares His “Urban Picks”

Fans worldwide know Paweł Skóra as a freestyle pioneer who's expanded the realm of lower combos and helped push the limits of freestyle. With multiple moves named after him, Skora...
Jannis Gasser

The Man Behind the Camera: Why Everyone Needs Jannis Gasser in Their Instafeed

It's fair to say social media has been a catalyst for the rise of freestyle football in recent years, the chief culprit being everyone's favourite photo/video sharing app, Instagram. Every day,...

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