Portland Timbers

Rose City Till I Die: The Story of How Portland Became Soccer City USA

Providence Park, the home of Oregon's beloved MLS club Portland Timbers, is tucked away below ground level in the neighborhood of Goose Hollow. The façade of the stadium is...
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Stock Up, Down, and the In-Betweeners After the Latest USMNT Window

Gregg Berhalter’s side ended its most recent four-game stretch with two wins and two draws, allowing only one goal and looking pretty solid ahead of the World Cup. Nonetheless,...
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From Los Angeles to Los Amates, AFJA Builds Communities In Central America Through Football Philanthropy

Based in Los Angeles but serving impoverished communities in El Salvador and Guatemala, the Academia de Futbol Juvenil Amatence is based on the idea that the power of selflessness...
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...

Heard on the Street: At the Crack FC Launch Party and Street Football Tournament

To celebrate the launch of its new line, Los Angeles-based streetwear brand Crack FC held a 20-team street football tournament at The Base LA complete with live music, food,...
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Canada Soccer Is Holding Back the Country’s Golden Generation

The Canadian national soccer teams are doing their best to propel the sport in the country to new heights. Conversely, Canada Soccer — the Canadian federation — is doing...
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The Rise of Japanese Football: How the Nation Has Not-So-Quietly Become a Dark Horse Contender

Competing in its seventh straight World Cup, the new golden generation of Japan is ready to shock the world. When thinking about sports in Japan, football is not the first...
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Football’s Dark Side: The Psychology of Football Hooliganism

Football hooliganism may have been at its worst in the ‘70s and ‘80s, but it is starting to make a comeback. Urban Pitch examines the culture from a psychological...

Ricardinho and Amandinha Take Home Repeat Futsal Player of the Year Awards, Plus Best Young Player and Team Named

It may already be May, but awards season isn't quite over just yet. The 2016 FutsalPlanet Awards were announced over the weekend, with some familiar faces in the winner's circle....
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NISA Has Arrived: Scenes From the LA Force-Detroit City FC Opening Match

After plenty of hype both good and bad, the NISA spring season is finally here. We were on the scene at last Friday's match between the LA Force and...
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Lionel Messi’s Impact on the Leagues Cup

The Argentine superstar was a big reason for the success of the Leagues Cup, but diving deeper, MLS is cashing in on the vast soccer audience of the United...
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Latvia’s Elite Talent Show Off Their Skills at the 2018 Ghetto Football Superfinals

Comprising of only the best ballers in Latvia, the Ghetto Football Superfinals is the culmination of an entire season of hard-fought matches throughout the country. In the Latvian capital...
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Exclusive: Gunt22 Gives Us An Up-Close Look at the Ultra-Rare Nike CR7 Mercurial Campeões

Created to celebrate Portugal's 2016 EURO Cup victory, the Nike CR7 Mercurial Campeões were originally exclusively given to Cristiano Ronaldo himself. However, 75 pairs were later released, one for...
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How Pro Footballer Nugzar Kvirtiya is Building a Street Scene In the Unlikely Country of Azerbaijan

In the small country of Azerbaijan, a street movement is growing. Though still in its infancy, it is gaining momentum thanks to its leader, pro football veteran Nugzar Kvirtiya....
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The Potential Impact of Manchester City’s Impending Punishment

Charged with over 100 breaches of Financial Fair Play rules, Manchester City is facing some serious ramifications if found guilty. What could this mean not just for City, but...
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The Boot Roundup: New and Upcoming Cleat and Sneaker Releases For Early 2021

Get your shoe game right with our latest Boot Roundup, which covers the latest and upcoming releases for early 2021.  It's been quite a turbulent time in the world, but...
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‘Messi Meets America’ Is an Immersive, Yet Slightly Rushed Look into Messi’s MLS Debut Season

With one episode left of the Messi Meets America series on Apple TV, we take a look at how it's unfolded so far, and potential topics to be covered in...
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Mark Johnson’s Eric Cantona Graphic Print Comes to Life in Collaboration With Blood In, Blood Out

Graphic designer Mark Johnson has teamed up with Dutch creative label Blood In, Blood Out to turn his famed Eric Cantona graphic print into a real life kit. A...
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Forward’s “Play Tricks” Collection Brings the Creativity of Nutmegs and Elasticos to Fashion

Since 2015, South Korean label Forward's annual collection of fashionable kits have sent waves throughout the football universe. Their latest collection, entitled "Play Tricks", is inspired by some of...

Street Football Collides With Freestyle at the First Ever World Street 3s and Super Ball Open Championship

Just before its World Championship Event at the Football Festival in Manchester this weekend, World Street 3s teamed up with Super Ball to co-host a 3v3 world open featuring...