2019 mls cup playoffs

Four Burning Questions Heading Into the 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs

Say what you want about the MLS playoff system, but this year's tournament could be one of the most exciting in recent memory. Will we see high octane derbies...
italian football tv

Sundays Are For Calcio: A Q&A With Marco Messina, Co-Founder of Italian Football TV and Calcio Apparel

Perhaps the most prominent Serie A media outlet in the United States, Italian Football TV has made a splash with its Calcio apparel line. Worn by star footballers and...
international break

Four Ways to Cure Your International Break Blues

International break got you down? You're not alone. Thankfully, we've compiled a quick guide that will surely get you out of the dumps just in time for the return...
nashville sc

Music City to MLS: Exploring Nashville’s Rich Soccer History and the Rabid Fans Behind It

Set to make the leap from the USL to MLS in 2020, Nashville SC is bringing more than just a team to America's top flight. Thriving since the '80s,...
best premier league match balls

Ranking the Best English Premier League Match Balls from this Decade

The stunning Nike Merlin Hi-Vis match ball was released last week, representing the final ball to be used in English Premier League play in the 2010s. We take a...
fifa volta football

FIFA Volta Football Review: An Authentic, But Not Perfect Dive Into the World of the Street Game

The most anticipated feature of FIFA 20, the Volta game mode brings back the beloved FIFA Street series, albeit not its own separate game. Featuring some of the most...
as velasca

AS Velasca Has Turned the Fashion Capital of the World Into Their Own Blank Canvas

In the growing scene of amateur clubs with a heavy fashionable side, perhaps no other is more significant than AS Velasca. Like their counterparts Calcetto Eleganza, Guerrilla FC, and...
1904 fc

Descending the Pyramid: How 1904 FC Is Bringing Street Influence to the NISA

Exploring some of the most compelling lower division teams in the United States, our Descending the Pyramid series continues with NISA club 1904 FC. With soccer royalty for ownership...
backyard soccer

Picking the Best Five-a-Side Squad from Backyard Soccer: MLS Edition

FIFA and PES might dominate the soccer video game market, but real ones remember the cultural impact that Backyard Soccer had. The first game to feature female footballers, we...
milan derby

A Getaway to Milan for One of the Last ‘Derby della Madonninas’ In the San Siro

One of football's classic rivalries, Inter Milan and AC Milan have been duking it out in the San Siro for decades. But that's all about to change soon, as...
maradona documentary

An Inside Look at the Diego Maradona Temple Experience in New York City

Ahead of next week's HBO premiere of the Diego Maradona documentary, creatives, athletes, and insiders made their way to New York City for a one-of-a-kind exhibit dedicated to the Argentinian legend....
best fifa soundtrack

Urban Pitch Staff Picks: The Best FIFA Soundtrack Songs of All Time

A new FIFA game is only as good as its soundtrack. With FIFA 20 set to release worldwide this week, we take a look back at some of our...
icarus fc

Meet Icarus FC, the Custom Kit Company That’s Spreading Its Wings Across the US

With a range of design options that are equally eye-catching and unique, Icarus FC has quickly made a name for itself as one of the top custom kit brands...
carli lloyd nfl

Which Footballers Would Combine to Create the Ultimate NFL Franken-Kicker?

Ever since Carli Lloyd nailed a 55-yard field goal during the Philadelphia Eagles' training camp in August, there's been plenty of debate on whether she could make it as...
merch day

The Urban Pitch Guide to the Best #MerchDay Apparel

In honor of the third official Merch Day, we've put together a comprehensive guide of some of the best kits and apparel for you to pick up in support...
jamaican womens national team

‘Put Some Respect On Our Game’: Chinyelu Asher on the Reggae Girlz’ Stand to Get Paid

Last week, the Jamaican women's national team took to social media to announce that they have yet to be paid according to the terms in their contract for 2019....
austin anthem

Six Years In the Making, the Austin Anthem are Standing Strong Behind ‘MLS’ Most Hated Team’

There was plenty of controversy surrounding Austin FC's expansion awarding, causing some to even call it "MLS' most hated team." However, before the club was even an inkling of...
retro kits 2019

Enough Retro Homage, Give Us Original Kits

Retro is in, we get it. But the trend is on the verge of played out thanks to an overflow of throwback-inspired kits from the world's biggest manufacturers. While...
jay z mls

Why a Jay-Z Partnership With MLS Makes More Sense

While his status as rap's GOAT may remain untarnished, Jay-Z's legacy as a social rights activist has been put into question after his partnership announcement with the NFL. If...
el trafico

Tailgate Trivia: Testing LAFC Fans’ Knowledge at ‘El Trafico’ 2019 Round Two

Last month, we took a trip to Dignity Health Sports Park to test out some Galaxy fans' knowledge of their team ahead of the first El Trafico matchup of...

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