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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.

Nike Street Football Training Drill: Speed Alley

The Speed Alley is a street football take on the ancient "running the lines" drill that tennis and basketball coaches would often make high school teams do during practices.
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...

USMNT Legend Cobi Jones Speaks on His Past, and Soccer’s Future

Last month, Urban Pitch featured LA Galaxy and USMNT legend Cobi Jones on a podcast where he spoke about his journey in soccer, starting as a walk-on at UCLA...
2017 LAFC Supporters Cup

Watch It Here: LA Supporters Cup Video Recap

LAFC staff, Supporters Groups, and players from the greater Los Angeles area recently gathered for a day of "tacos and talking smack"—in other words, a beautiful day of playing...

The Beautiful Struggle: 10 Pains Every Street Baller Knows Too Well

The sun is going down and it's been a long day at school or work. Although the day is ending for some, it is actually just beginning for many....
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The Adidas Predator Takes Over Los Angeles for The Base LA’s Biggest Tango League Event Yet

Held at The Base LA, Adidas' release party for the Predator 18+ was filled with art, creativity, and a Tango League tournament that featured a select few of Los...
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Adidas’ Tango Squad FC Wraps Up an Action-Packed Season With Highly-Anticipated Match vs. The F2 FC!

After months of training with some of football's biggest clubs and their stars, the Tango Squad FC faced their final challenge, taking on the F2 FC in Manchester United's iconic...
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The Roundup: The Biggest and Best Upcoming Street and Freestyle Football Events

FOMO is real. Stay up to date with our monthly Roundup series, which highlights some of the biggest and best street and freestyle football events across the globe.  Coming into...
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Nike Shows Off Street Football Sports Car?

Continuing in the theme of street football commercials that don't make sense, Nike throws their hat in the ring by unveiling a new high-performance sports car ... wait, what? Our thoughts...

5 Solid Tutorials for Street Soccer Skills

The street football world is always in flux with players constantly innovating new techniques and moves. If you want to flourish as a street baller, you have to keep up with...

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 ...
Baller Select - LA Women's

Watch it Here: Baller Select Highlight Video

Baller Select is an underground tournament created by UrbanFutsal LA, where the top street teams in a city are invited to compete in a short-sided 5v5 tournament. On Dec....
Nike Strike Night LA

Nike Continues Their Strike Night Tour with a Stop in Los Angeles

Pro players, street ballers, influencers, and football fans converged inside a warehouse on the outskirts of Los Angeles last Friday to celebrate the release of Nike's Hypervenom 3 for...
2017 Pannahouse Invitational

2017 Pannahouse Invitationals: An Unforgettable Experience

Last year’s competition saw Soufiane Bencok claim his 1v1 championship crown after Ilyas Touba mysteriously disappeared before playing in the final. Shortly after, the #whereistouba hashtag started trending. This year a new champion would soon come to be.

Top 10 Tekkers: Sun’s Out, Shirts Off

There's nothing quite like training in the sunshine, and with all of this crazy weather going on, it makes us even more thankful for those beautiful, cloudless days. This...
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Top 10 Tekkers: The Best Street and Freestyle Football Skills from Latin America!

Take a trip south of the United States border and you'll find passion for the game like nowhere else. Whether it is Mexico, Argentina, or Brazil, aka o Pais do...
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Searching for the Perfect Street Ball: A Trio of World-Class Futsal Entries

They say all you need is a ball. True, but which ball is best? Pele would say a sock full of newspaper is just fine. A freestyler might say...
guerrilla fc san francisco

Going Behind the Curtain of Guerrilla FC’s Impending Takeover of San Francisco — and the Rest of the Country

Already established in multiple major metropolitan areas in the world, Guerrilla FC has recently extended its roots to San Francisco, and looks to introduce the Bay Area to a...

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