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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...
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It’s a Geordie Thing: A Newcastle United Experience at St. James Park

With one of the most dedicated and complicated fan bases in all of European football, a match at Newcastle United's St. James Park is a must-add to any football...
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Zachary Moore’s Participation Trophy Studio Will Inspire Your Inner Creativity

A fresh new entry into the world of mashup kits, we get a look behind Participation Trophy Studio and its founder Zachary Moore.  It all started with a torn ACL....
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Peter Wilt Back? A New Path to Pro? What You Need to Know About NISA’s Recent Big Moves

Recently announcing the proposed return of Peter Wilt and NISA Nation, a new league for amateur clubs with a path to the pro ranks — NISA has been busy...
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More Than Fun and Games: Five of the Fiercest Football Derbies From Around the World

Football fans have never been categorized as lackluster and bland, and for certain rivalry matches this is especially true. These derbies are no stranger to violence and hooliganism from...
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A New Guard: The Next Generation of the USWNT is Here

While the current generation of stars still have plenty left in the tank, a new crop of USWNT players have been developing — and they're now ready to break...
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The adidas Tango League Surges Through LA With Boots, Kits, and World Cup Fever

In celebration of the recently-unveiled X18+ boot, adidas turned The Base LA into a creator's palace, featuring first-hand product testing, customized jersey stations, and of course, some of Los...
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Catarina Macario: A Criminally Underrated Superstar

A rising star in the football world, we pay tribute to the incomparable talent that is Catarina Macario.  The final days of March 2022 were spectacular ones for women's club...
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Grading the PUMA 2022 World Cup Home Kits

Hot kit summer continues, this time with the PUMA 2022 World Cup kits. We take a look at the recent releases for the national teams headed to Qatar this...
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Hatem Ben Arfa: A Classic Football ‘What If’ Story

A polarizing figure in football to say the least, Hatem Ben Arfa has equally amazed and perplexed us with his incredible talent and questionable antics. He never quite conquered...
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Relive Magical World Cup History at Forest Lawn’s ‘GOOOOL! The World Cup’s Greatest Moments’ Exhibit

The Forest Lawn Museum's "GOOOOL! The World Cup's Greatest Moments" exhibit is a fine tribute to some of the most memorable moments in World Cup history. We were at the...
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The Boot Roundup: The Best New and Upcoming Footwear Releases For Both On and Off the Pitch

Summer is winding down, but there's still plenty of heat being released in terms of footwear. From the newest boot models to soccer-inspired off-pitch sneakers, we've compiled a list...
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The Roundup: The Biggest Upcoming Freestyle, Futsal, and Street Football Events

FOMO is real. Stay up to date with our monthly Roundup series, which highlights some of the biggest and best freestyle, futsal, and street football events across the globe.  There...
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Five Hans Zimmer Tracks That Would’ve Made for a Better MLS Anthem

MLS looked to make a splash ahead of the 2020 season with an all-new anthem from legendary composer Hans Zimmer. While the piece itself is OK, it pales in...
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Passion, Energy, and a Life-Changing Experience at the Game of Life Charity Games in Jamaica

Urban Pitch resident pro freestyler Caitlyn Schrepfer shares her breathtaking experience from her trip to Jamaica while working with the Game of Life and Football for the World foundations....

For Your Consideration: LAFC Produces Epic Video Featuring L.A. Street Ballers

In a much-anticipated release, LAFC revealed their new crest and colors early this January, preceding the club's upcoming inclusion into the MLS 2018 season and the building of a 22,000-seat soccer...
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How the CanPL Can Benefit From the Canadian Men’s National Team Success

With the Canadian men's national team in the midst of a golden generation and competing in its first World Cup since 1986, the country's domestic league is in a...
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Usain Bolt, Football Player? Imagining the World’s Fastest Man on the Pitch

With a trial set with Borussia Dortmund and talks of a possible deal with Manchester United in the works, legendary Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is one step closer to...
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Why 2024 Will Be a Massive Year For Jamaica’s Men’s and Women’s National Teams

Jamaican football has been on the rise in recent years, and 2024 has the possibility to continue that trend — or bring the swelling momentum to a jarring halt.  The...

Busking and the Reliable Olympic Star

In an Olympics that has admittedly had its fair share of downs, there is one trusty, enduring source for attendees hoping to enjoy not only the competitive games but...