UEFA Announces Expansion of Futsal Competitions

Changes are afoot for UEFA futsal. Following an Executive Committee meeting held last week in Helsinki, Finland, UEFA announced a major update to its futsal competitions lineup. The UEFA...

The UK’s Atlantic Freestyle Football Open Gives Talent a Much-Needed Stage (On Some Amazing Beach Locations)

The Atlantic Freestyle Football Open takes place in three coastal cities throughout the UK. Now in its second year, the competition offers a chance for both beginners and pros to...
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From the Icy Ground to a Timeless Classic: The History of the adidas Samba

Turning 70 years old in 2020, the Samba is the longest running adidas shoe in existence. With roots in football, the sneaker has transcended the beautiful game thanks to...
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How the Las Vegas Lights Have Brought a New Kind of Show to Sin City

With flashy kits, unique promotions, and a strong fanbase, the Las Vegas Lights have become one of the most compelling attractions in both the USL Championship and Sin City...
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The Gotham FC Turnaround Is a Blueprint for Success in the NWSL

In a five-year span, Gotham FC transformed from the least desirable destination in the NWSL into a super team. But while the turnaround has been quite impressive, its blueprint...
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Vibes-Based Analysis of the Final 8 Champions League Teams

With the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals taking place next week, we take a look at the vibes each of the eight clubs remaining are giving off.  Breaking down players, managers,...
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The Winners and Losers of 2024 MLS Opening Weekend

With the first weekend of 2024 MLS action in our rear view, we take a look back at who came out of the gate the strongest, and who struggled...
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A Kitgyal Ting: Kitboys Drop a Phenomenal Line of Women’s Cropped Kits

Continuing to create some of the most unique football-inspired fashion items, Kitboys recently released its women-inspired Kitgyal line, featuring cropped kits that celebrate the rise of the female footballer. We...

Philippines’ PWG Wins Asian Freestyle Football Championship

The Asian Freestyle Football Championship (AFFC) is the preeminent freestyle competition in Asia. This year, the event featured 31 participants from Japan, China, Brunei, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Iran, Hong...
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The End of an Era: The Five Best Moments From Adidas’ The Base Moscow

After serving its community for over a year, The Base Moscow has shut down its operations. Just as The Base Berlin did, the Moscow facility gave a safe place...
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Writers’ Roundtable: Examining Racism in Italy’s Serie A

As racism continues to run rampant throughout world soccer — specifically Serie A — we reached out to notable soccer writers and personalities Aaron West, Ryan O'Hanlon, and John Solano...
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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Copa America 2024 Edition

Our Good, Bad, Ugly series continues with the kits from the highly anticipated 2024 Copa America.  Copa America, just like the EUROs, is just around the corner. This year, with...
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Shakira Ethers Gerard Piqué: Why? And How’d We Get Here?

A few days removed from Shakira's scathing diss track of her ex-partner Gerard Pique, we break down the song and see where the pieces lie after the fallout. One could...
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Urban Lens: The Frigid Pitches of Sweden Through the Eyes of Pro Footballer and Photographer Pato Jerzak

Pro footballer and photographer Pato Jerzak gives us a first-person recounting of what it was like playing in frigid temperatures in Sweden from the youth to pro ranks, both...
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16 Years of FIFA Street: A Love Letter to Street Football’s Greatest Video Game Series

Celebrating their respective 15th and 16th anniversaries in North America this week, we take a look back at the iconic FIFA Street and FIFA Street 2 titles — from their...
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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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Where Does Xabi Alonso’s Season Rank Among the Greatest Managerial Debuts of All Time?

It's been a triumphant first full season in charge of Bayer Leverkusen for Xabi Alonso — he's overseen an unbeaten domestic league title along with a just-missed treble opportunity....
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The PUMA ULTRA 1.3 Reveal Once Again Shows the Brand’s Commitment to Pushing Boundaries

More than just an updated silhouette, the PUMA ULTRA 1.3 comes in both a unisex and women-specific fit, a first from the brand. We were in attendance at last week's...
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The Unique Connection Between CHARLY and Club León

When it comes to kit suppliers and teams, few have a connection with more overlap than CHARLY and Club León. We take a look into the partnership’s history and...
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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...