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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...

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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Seasoned Pro Footballer Tristan Bowen is Stronger, Wiser and Targeting the New Hometown Team

Tristan Bowen is a professional footballer who has played in multiple leagues around the world including the United States U-18 and U-20 national teams. Now back home in Los...
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From Homeless to Pro Footballer, Christina Burkenroad Doesn’t Let Her Circumstances Define Her

From living in hotels and crashing at friends' houses in high school to playing in the Champions League, Sparta Prague forward Christina Burkenroad's journey through soccer is far from...
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The Creation of a Sport: A Journey through Freestyle with the Legendary Mr. Woo

Every discipline has its masters, and in the pantheon of football freestylers none is more legendary than Woo Hee-Yong, or “Mr. Woo” as he's fondly known around the world. Woo was born ...

Two-Time Italian Champion Luca Chiarvesio Sets His Sights on Being the World’s Best

Luca Chiarvesio isn't satisfied. At 21, he's quickly establishing himself as a force in the freestyle world, but he isn't resting on his laurels and has an unfettered look at...
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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...
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Kicking It With Kala: Getting to Know the Breakdance-Inspired Polish Champion

One of the world's most creative and original freestylers, Bartłomiej "Kala" Rak is not only known for his incredible breakdance-inspired combos, but also for his unique views on the...

Creative Storyteller Sophia Chang is Adding Her Touch to The Beautiful Game

Here at Urban Pitch, we love to celebrate the blending of art, urban culture, and the beautiful game— especially when there's a healthy dose of street cred in the mix. Sophia Chang...

Two-Time Guinness World Record Holder Pradeep Ramesh Has His Goals Set Even Higher

Despite holding two Guinness World Records, Ramesh isn't satisfied and has his goal set on becoming the first Indian Freestyle World Champion. 
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Urban Picks: Getting to Know San Jose Earthquakes and US National Team Defender Nick Lima

Second-year pro Nick Lima has quickly established himself as one of MLS' most exciting young prospects. We caught up with the San Jose Earthquakes defender, discussing everything from his...

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,...

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...
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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...
christina burkenroad

Finding My Peace and Defying the Odds Through the Beautiful Game

AC Sparta striker Christina Burkenroad's professional career has seen three different teams in three different countries. While she has journeyed thousands of miles as a pro, her path to...

SISM Adds Dutch Street Baller to Roster

California Bay Area based street soccer company Soccer in Slow Motion (SISM) announced it has recently added 23-year-old Dutch baller Kevin Micka to its select roster of international players, which includes Pawel Skora ...

An Exclusive with Andrew Henderson, Freestyle’s Most Dominant Athlete, and Why He’s Still the Best in the Game

Football freestyler Andrew Henderson is someone who needs no introduction, but I feel obliged to write one anyway. The Exeter-born 25-year-old has become arguably one of the most iconic...

LAFC Rookie Tristan Blackmon is Living Out His Dream One Day at a Time

The No. 3 pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft, Tristan Blackmon is ready to make an impact on the pitch for LAFC. We caught up with the 21-year-old center...
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Meet the LAFC-Recognized Compton Schoolteacher that Empowers Students Through the Beautiful Game

Selected to be a part of LAFC's Street x Street campaign, Compton teacher Jacqulyn Whang uses her past soccer experiences to both relate with and empower her students. We...

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...

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