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Street football, or street soccer, is played on a concrete pitch or outdoors on makeshift courts. A fast-paced, short-sided game, it melds together a high degree of skill, personal style, and quick decision-making. Already a global phenomenon, street football has been a training ground for some of the world’s greatest ballers.

The Roundup: Events to Get Rid of That Summertime Sadness

FOMO is real. Stay up to date with our monthly Roundup series, which highlights some of the biggest and best street football and freestyle events both in the U.S....
Street king's Edward van Gils take on LA street ballers.

L.A. Ballers vs. Edward van Gils Is an Insane Showcase of Skill That Will Make You Weep

The West Side was recently graced by a visit from one of the original legends in the game, the Street King himself, Edward van Gils! The pioneer of street...

Street Kings Reign Supreme at Inaugural World Street 3s Contest

Manchester, England is home to many high-profile English Premier League soccer players, but last weekend it also hosted a plethora of legendary street footballers, including Ed van Gils, Kristoffer Liicht, and Issy "Hitman" Hamdaoui. These icons and many more in the ...

Exclusive: Commissioner Keith Tozer on the New Professional Futsal League and the U.S.’s Biggest Venture into Small-Sided Football

Keith Tozer, commissioner of the new Professional Futsal League (PFL) and respected veteran in both U.S. association football and futsal, will be having a busy week in Orlando, FL, where...
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Epic Skills Debuts an All-New Judging System and International Competition in Luxembourg

It was an event of firsts at the Epic Skills freestyle and street football competition, whether it be the first international freestyle tournament to hit Luxembourg or the first...
Joltter Pickup Futsal

Joltter Drops by for Pickup and Schools L.A.

If you're a true baller in L.A., it's pretty much guaranteed you've dropped by our UrbanFutsal LA facility to catch a pickup game or attend one of our live...

Brazil “Outplayed Them All” to Capture Neymar Jr’s Five Title

69,105 players, 10,807 teams, and 47 countries later, Neymar Jr's Five-a-Side Global Tournament has a champion: Anjos de Bola. An ultra fitting ending as the Brazilian team topped its international competitors...

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...
John Farnworth

Feed Your Soul With This Week’s Top 10 Tekkers

Some crave chocolate when their soul needs a moment of happiness and comfort. For others, watching insane skills and tekkers does the same. For those in the latter category,...

Neymar Jr’s Five 2017 Announcement: World’s Biggest Five-a-Side Tournament Returns!

It's baaaack! The global phenomenon of Neymar Jr's Five returns for a second year, and this time it promises to be bigger and better, with even more intense play. Open...

Favela Street Harnesses the Power of Street Football to Uplift and Unite the World’s Most Impoverished Communities

Operated by Philip Veldhuis and Roxanne "Rocky" Hehakaija, two established members of the street football scene, the Favela Street organization has provided some of the world's largest impoverished communities...

The San Diego Scene: SoCal Street Ball and the Latest Neymar Jr.’s Five

Local and traveling footballers gathered over the weekend at Waterfront Park in San Diego for the latest edition of Neymar Jr.’s Five Tournament. Teams battled it out for a chance to win a trip...

Chelsea F.C. and Adidas Host “First-Class” Youth Tournament in L.A.

In its ongoing support of youth soccer, Adidas banded together with Chelsea F.C. (who were in town for a match against Liverpool) to sponsor a 5v5 tournament this past Tuesday at The Base LA ...
Miami Neymar Jrs Five

Highlight Video! Watch the Neymar Jr’s Five U.S. Finals

After surviving nine qualifiers across seven cities in the U.S., the top street crews in the nation faced off in Miami this past June 11 at Neymar Jr's Five global five-a-side...
Street Soccer USA National Cup

Street Soccer USA’s National Cup Shares the Beautiful Game With Those in Need

Street Soccer USA held its second annual National Cup from June 9-11, featuring teams from across the U.S. comprised of players dealing with homelessness, poverty, addiction, and other challenges vying for a national championship crown.

Futsal Dynamo Suphawut Thueanklang Leads Thailand on Global Stage

In the world of football, there are those who score goals, and then there are those who score so prodigiously that they seem to be in a class of...

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...
Adidas Young Champions 2016

East and West Coasts Battle It Out in Adidas #YoungChampions Final

Urban Pitch had the honor of visiting the Adidas North American headquarters last week for an exclusive tour, (yeah, we're special) of the 3 Stripes campus and a preview of some...
football Porto, Portugal

Urban Lens: A Day at the Beach in Porto, Portugal

The second largest city in Portugal, Porto is blessed with a coastline of long, clean, sandy beaches. The popular beach spot Praia de Matosinhos attracts a young, sporty crowd and...

Neymar Jr’s Five San Diego Highlights: A Redemption Win for “Dream Killers”

The Neymar Jr.'s Five San Diego qualifier tournament took place on May 15 on the large grass field at Waterfront Park. An enthusiastic crowd of spectators gathered to watch the teams compete...

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