lorenzo pinciroli

Lorenzo Pinciroli’s Journey to Becoming Freestyle’s Most Iconic MC

It's not a big freestyle event if Lorenzo Pinciroli isn't hosting it. However, there is more than meets the eye when it comes to the charismatic Italian MC, who...
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...
knox hill

From Pro Football to Music, Knox Hill’s Career Has Come Full Circle Through Goluremi

A pro footballer-turned-rapper, Knox Hill has carved a successful path in two daunting and difficult fields. Now a member of the Goluremi team, he's able to continue in both...
jordan o'brien

From Tango Squad to River Plate, How Perseverance Saved Jordan O’Brien’s Football Career

Spanning four continents and countless different leagues, pro footballer Jordan O'Brien's career has been nothing if not well-traveled. But her journey to River Plate was far from a straight...
1312 among the ultras

James Montague’s ‘1312: Among the Ultras’ Offers an Unprecedented Look Into Supporter Culture

Recently released, 1312: Among the Ultras takes readers into the underground universe of the most extreme football supporters in the world. We sat down for an exclusive interview with...

How Graphic FC Has Turned Into a Leader in the Hot Trend of Concept Kit and Boot Design

The rise of concept kit and boot design is one of the latest trends that has turned into lucrative careers for a select few — some with formal training...
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‘Coach’ and Its Star Tracy Hamm Look to Inspire a Generation of Female Footballers

Move over 30 for 30, Coach is the new standard for sports documentaries. Following Tracy Hamm's journey to gaining her UEFA A coaching license, the film appeared at a...
daryl rainbow

Art of the Game: Daryl Rainbow Is Football’s Funniest Illustrator

Our 'Art of the Game' series spotlighting the most prolific artists within football continues with Daryl Rainbow. The London-based illustrator has caught the eyes of many with his creative...
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...
Lo Labonta

FC Kansas City Midfielder Lo’eau Labonta Shares Her Urban Picks

Lo'eau Labonta is beginning to hit her stride as she enters her third season in the NWSL. With preseason just a few weeks away, the Stanford grad sat down for a...
serk warm brew

How Warm Brew’s Serk Used His Soccer Background to Forge a Promising Hip-Hop Career

Warm Brew has made its name off carefree West Coast music. Serk explains how his days playing soccer have made him a great team player for everyone's success.
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...
final whistle marco magielse

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...
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...
andrew mcewen

Getting to Know Andrew McEwen, Multi-Talented Social Media Star and Entrepreneur

Whether it is creating custom boots, viral content, or his own lifestyle apparel brand, Andrew McEwen's ambition and creativity has led him to become one of social media's fastest-rising...
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,...
Kristoffer Liicht

Kristoffer Liicht, Prince of Panna, Stops By L.A. and Shares His Urban Picks

We met up with pro street baller Kristoffer Liicht during the L.A. leg of his recent traveling spree to film some tutorials, hang out, and of course get his...
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...
christina burkenroad

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...

Meet Jasmine Henderson, the Modern Day Renaissance Woman That Exemplifies the Power of Believing in Yourself

What started as a love for the beautiful game has evolved into a list of accomplishments long enough for a lifetime. Los Angeles native Jasmine Henderson has used football...

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