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...
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5 MLS Players That Could Make a Move to Europe

After a series of promising young MLS players recently made their ways to European leagues, we take a look at who could be the next crop of talented exports.  It's...
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adidas Brings Out Juventus and Rich the Kid for a One-of-a-Kind MLS All-Star Experience

As part of the ongoing Major League Soccer All-Star Week festivities, adidas hosted a wonderfully unique experience for its Elite Soccer Program players at the Hyatt Regency hotel in...
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#GlobalCityFans Features L.A. Diehards in Latest Episode, with a Nod to Street Football and Futsal

Even if you're not a hardcore fan of English Premier team Manchester City, you'll appreciate this latest GlobalCityFans episode featuring the vibrant and diverse football culture in Los Angeles (and an interview with Urban Pitch...
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Puma’s FUTURE Suede Brings Classic Street Style to the Pitch

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary Puma Suede sneaker, Puma has released a limited run of FUTURE Suede turf and firm ground boots, which are almost identical...
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6 Ways to Improve the CONCACAF Champions League Experience

Last week, we took a look at some of the reasons why we love the CONCACAF Champions League. We now shift our focus to how we can improve the...
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Barça Femeni’s Return to Camp Nou and the Bonafide Stardom of Claudia Pina

From another formidable crowd to the anointment of Claudia Pina, we examine FC Barcelona Femeni's recent return to Camp Nou for its latest Champions League match.  Last Thursday, as the...
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Little Green Giants: Meet Forest Green Rovers, the World’s First Vegan Football Club

Plenty of pro athletes across all sports have switched to a plant-based diet, but there's only one organization that has dedicated itself entirely to a vegan lifestyle. We get...
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Do Atlanta’s Metro Station Pitches Represent the Next Wave of US Grassroots Soccer?

On the Westside of Atlanta, Soccer in the Streets recently unveiled its second metro station pitch in conjunction with Atlanta United and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). Aiming...

The PFL’s LaunchPad Contest is Giving Amateurs a Shot at the Big Leagues

The Premier Futsal League (PFL) is currently running its LaunchPad contest, a scouting campaign in India where local amateurs can try out for a spot on the league and a chance...
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A Halfway Checkpoint of the 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup

With the 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup returning after a brief international break, we look back at what's gone down in the tournament so far, while also looking ahead to...

Adventures at Super Ball: An Inside Look at the King of Freestyle Events

UK freestyler and Urban Pitch contributor Steve Gray gives us an insider's look at his time at Super Ball, the biggest and best freestyle event the world has to...
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The Expanded 2025 Club World Cup: An Underdog’s Opportunity

Next summer, we'll be seeing an expanded 32-team FIFA Club World Cup hit American shores. But is this just another ploy from FIFA to line its pockets with more...
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20 Years On: Revisiting the Underrated 2002 Japan/Korea World Cup

Now more than 20 years removed from the first World Cup in the 21st century, we take a look back at the 2002 World Cup hosted by Japan and...
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Behind the Scenes of Adidas’ “Boss the Circle” Commercial

Ever wonder how your favorite soccer commercials are made? With guys doing unhuman-like tricks, we wondered ourselves how choreographed all that ballin is, and luckily got a chance to...
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Napoli’s European Explosion

With an incredibly dominant start to their 2022-23 campaign, SSC Napoli have made it clear that they are fed up with coming up short.  It all seemed so dire for...
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An Immersive Experience In the Hype Depot — Atlanta United’s Massive Supporters’ Section During Their Derby Match Against Orlando City

Ever wonder what it’s like to be in one of MLS’ rowdiest supporters’ groups? We are taking fully immersive experiences with the league’s most passionate fanbases, continuing with reigning...
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NISA’s Last Stand: Why The Independent Cup Needs to Be On Your Radar

Though it may be similar to the MLS Is Back and NWSL Challenge Cup in the fact that it's a tournament, the NISA Independent Cup is truly one of...
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The UP 2024 Copa America Preview, Pt. 3: Can a New-Look Brazil Rewrite Recent Disappointments?

On talent alone, Brazil is a candidate to win the 2024 Copa America. However, the five-time FIFA World Cup winners are not in a rosy bracket and could face...
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The Five Biggest Highlights from the Second Installment of the Ultimate Freestyle Championships

Back for a second round, the Ultimate Freestyle Championships in the UK was yet another success. Organized in part by our very own Stephen Gray, we look back on...