simon colyn

16-Year-Old Vancouver Whitecaps Midfielder Simon Colyn is Ready for His MLS Breakthrough

Recently making his first-team debut for the Vancouver Whitecaps, 16-year-old Simon Colyn has handled being a pro better than you'd expect from someone his age. We caught up with...
bomboneras

A Conversation With Pancho Monti, the Photographer Behind the Breathtaking ‘Bomboneras’ Series

Highlighting the diehard women behind Boca Juniors through stunning portrait photography, the Bomboneras book and social media accounts are everything we love about the beautiful game. We get a closer...
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...
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...
laura biondo

Finding the Perfect Balance of Art and Sport With Incredibly Accomplished Pro Freestyler Laura Biondo

The first woman to hold a Guinness World Record in freestyle, Laura Biondo has gone from competing in some of the world's biggest freestyle events to performing with the...
christian chaney

Urban Picks: How Fresno FC’s Christian Chaney Was Destined to Be a Hometown Hero

After playing internationally in both Mexico and Armenia, Fresno native Christian Chaney is back at home with Fresno FC and loving every minute of it. We spoke to the...
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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...
Urban Street Team

Urban Street Team Grows Freestyle Network Throughout Southeast Asia

Freestyle football is laying deep roots in Singapore, thanks largely to the pioneering freestylers of Urban Street Team (UST). Created in 2009 by Terence Ong, Terry Lee, and Mohammad...
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...
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...
Ryann Torrero goalkeeper

Urban Picks: Pro Goalkeeper and Model Ryann Torrero Shares All Her Favorite Things

It's not often you come across an athlete who moves effortlessly between the disparate worlds of sports and modeling. Ryann Torrero is a pro goalkeeper whose recent stints include winning...

For Freestylers, By Freestylers: How Tobias Becs Embraced the Challenges of Creating 4Freestyle

Widely regarded as one of the top freestylers in the game today, Norwegian superstar Tobias Becs owns multiple world records, national championships, and prestigious tournament victories (not to mention...
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...
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...
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...

Patience, Persistence, and Passion: Argentina’s Charly Iacono is Finally World Freestyle Champ

Carlos Alberto Iacono, aka Charly, is a persistent man. A tried-and-true competitor, Charly is well-known and well-liked on the freestyle circuit, someone who has earned respect for his athleticism, composure,...
mark johnson

A Conversation With Designer Mark Johnson, Whose Illustrations Have Garnered Ronaldinho’s Stamp of Approval

England native Mark Johnson is yet another creative designer that has taken inspiration from the beautiful game. Using social media as a powerful exposure tool, Johnson's designs have been...
tristan blackmon

Checking In With LAFC Center Back Tristan Blackmon Ahead of His Second Season as a Pro

After a rookie season that saw plenty of learning opportunities, LAFC defender Tristan Blackmon is ready to make his impact felt across MLS. We catch up with the young...

Hip-Hop and Football: L.A. Rapper Jez Dior Talks His Love for the Beautiful Game

In the diverse city of Los Angeles, the football community football collides with music, art, and culture in an enigmatic way. The city paves avenues and pathways for just...
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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