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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...
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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...
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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...
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Face Time: Timothy Weah and Kyle Duncan Can’t Be Separated

Timothy Weah and Kyle Duncan are both rising American soccer stars — and they've also been nearly inseparable since their childhoods. In our latest episode of Face Time, we...

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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Meet Artist Laury Layani, Whose Viral Vivid Portraits Have Caught the Eyes of Many Pro Athletes

Through her brilliantly colored and detailed portraits, French artist Laury Layani has been able to meet some of her sports idols — Novak Djokovic, Olivier Giroud, and Lewis Hamilton...

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...
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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,...

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...

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...
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Checking In With Atlanta United First-Round Draft Pick Anderson Asiedu

The latest installment of our Checking In series features Atlanta United rookie Anderson Asiedu. Ahead of his club's home opener tomorrow, we caught up with the Ghana-born midfielder, discussing...
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Urban Picks: Nutmeg Extraordinaire Jack Downer, AKA Street Panna

A rising star both in and outside street football, Jack Downer, aka Street Panna, has a ridiculous skillset that will leave you dizzy. In our latest edition of Urban...
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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...
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The Dream Gig: How Diego Paz Banchio Turned Passion Into a Job

Uruguayan photographer and content creator Diego Paz Banchio never thought that a few demo reels of his favorite soccer team would lead to him working with and covering clubs...
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Pro Football Journeyman and Skills Tutorial Maven William John is Creating a Legacy Beyond the Pitch Through Goluremi

Playing in eight different countries and speaking eight different languages, pro footballer William John has faced just about everything you could imagine throughout his 13-year career. Currently playing with...
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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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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...
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Kaiser Chiefs and Leeds United: A Match Made in Heaven

One of the more notable British indie rock bands of the 21st century, the Kaiser Chiefs also double as die-hard Leeds United fans. With Leeds back in the Premier...
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Millonario Camisetas: Dan Goldfarb’s Record-Breaking River Plate Kit Collection

With 960 River Plate kits in his closet, Dan Goldfarb has a Guinness World Record for most soccer jerseys from one team. We get a glimpse at his vast...
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Earl Edwards Jr. Discusses the Progress of MLS Black Players for Change

The MLS season ended last month, but that doesn't mean the work stops for Earl Edwards Jr. and the MLS Black Players for Change group. We caught up with...