As with every edition, the 2022 World Cup has some incredibly high stakes for a number of players and countries. Legacies on the line, expectations to be fulfilled, and underdogs waiting to pounce are just some of the biggest...
It's an all Brazilian Copa Libertadores final, but the team from Curitiba are the story of the tournament. In recent years, Brazilian domination of the Copa Libertadores has become a cause for concern in other corners of South America. For...
We are back again taking a deep dive into the best ever World Cup kits, this time focusing on the teams in Group C of the 2022 tournament. On paper, Group C at the 2022 World Cup is very...
From her untraditional path to the pro ranks to the playing standards in Liga MX Femenil, Tijuana midfielder Johana Rosas discusses the ups and downs of her rookie season in the latest episode of the Urban Pitch Podcast.  Johana Rosas...
The era of a single nation hosting a major football tournament looks to be coming to an end — and that might not be a good thing.  Earlier this month, it was announced that Ukraine would be joining the existing...
The 1994 World Cup was a truly chaotic affair from start to finish. We revisit the tournament's best and worst moments. If you look up the word "chaotic" in the dictionary, it doesn’t mention anything about the 1994 United States...
While the United States may be lacking in iconic soccer stadiums, the Rose Bowl has a resume that stacks up against many of the world's signature venues.  It’s become more or less a cliche to refer to a stadium as...
Our series covering the best World Cup Kits from every nation heading to Qatar this winter continues with Group B, which features England, the United States, Wales, and Iran.  Ahead of the 2022 World Cup, many have had their eyes...
Now with the Las Vegas Lights, we catch back up with pro goalkeeper Abraham Romero, discussing everything from his golf game to Zlatan Ibrahimovic stories.  Having played in two youth World Cups and one senior Club World Cup, Abraham Romero...
In the midst of an ownership change and organizational turmoil, Chelsea recently fired manager Thomas Tuchel and put Graham Potter at the helm. But the move suggests that the club isn't quite sure which direction to go in —...
With the official 2022 World Cup song by Lil Baby and Tears for Fears recently releasing, we take a look at how it compares to songs from previous tournaments. Lil Baby's official song for the upcoming 2022 World Cup has...
After two abysmal games against Japan and Saudi Arabia, the USMNT left many fans and pundits with more questions than answers heading into the highly anticipated 2022 World Cup. It was not the greatest international window if you are a...
Introducing a new weekly series on Urban Pitch where we go through each 2022 World Cup team's kit history to name its greatest of all time. We start with Group A, which consists of host nation Qatar, the Netherlands,...
The Washed-Up Crew (or not so much anymore) is back with another episode of the Urban Pitch Podcast, discussing all things USMNT and 2022 World Cup along with the playoff push in MLS and the NWSL.  The 2022 World Cup...
With wild designs and patterns, vintage bootleg football shirts have slowly grown in popularity in recent years. To get a better idea of the phenomenon, we sit down with Josh Steeples of A Store Like 94, which both sells...
The controversy began from the onset when Qatar was announced as winning the right to host the 2022 World Cup. In December 2010, former FIFA president Sepp Blatter made the shock announcement that the members of the executive committee had...
Football fans and pundits love to debate upon which of their favorite players are better. But instead of pitting these oft-compared footballers against each other based on their playing ability, we look at their sartorial acumen. It comes with the...
After a brief hiatus, the English Premier League returns to action this weekend — and it's going to be a glorious few days of high stakes drama. Here's what we'll have our eyes on.  While the first international break of...
The latest episode of the Urban Pitch podcast features former LA Galaxy player and fan favorite Bryan Jordan. He sits down with the Washed-Up Crew to share some war stories from his playing days, his transition into acting, and...
Despite being the second-biggest club in the city and in the third division of German football, 1860 Munich has remained relevant throughout the city limits thanks to a rich history and devoted fan base. When I was in high school,...