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 football. On Wednesday, March 30, in the second leg of their...
The U.S. Open Cup is finally back. From unique intra-league matchups to stunning upset runs, we take a look at what makes this under-appreciated tournament so magical. After a COVID hiatus, the U.S. Open Cup is back. Given its relative...
Through her brilliantly colored and detailed portraits, French artist Laury Layani has been able to meet some of her sports idols — Novak Djokovic, Olivier Giroud, and Lewis Hamilton are just a few. We get to know Layani, from...
For the latest episode of the Urban Pitch podcast, our close friends Brigitte Flores and Gilbert Bita join us to discuss their soccer journeys, the LA soccer community, and the best jerseys in MLS.  The soccer community in Los Angeles...
After a mostly successful qualifying campaign, the United States men's national team knows its fate at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Opening against either Scotland, Wales, or Ukraine, followed by ties against England and Iran. For Gregg Berhalter and...
The level of excitement around the United States men's national team has reached a fever pitch now that it is going back to the World Cup for the first time in eight years. While this fresh crop of talented...
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, formations, tactics, and statistics? Child’s play! (This is in fact not...
When a new world champion is crowned in Qatar this December, it might also be the final whistle on the beautiful game as we know it.  Soccer is only now finally beginning to become a mainstream sport in the United...
Our friends and northern neighbors from DARBY Magazine, Tagwa Moyo and Gisoo Kim join the Urban Pitch Podcast to discuss North American soccer culture, the rivalry between Canada and the United States national teams, and the newly released issue...
After another early exit in the UEFA Champions League with PSG, and with rumors swirling around a possible departure following this season, we take a look at Neymar's storied yet oft-maligned career, and what could be in the...
A mix of eye catching and daring designs has many excited about the 2022 Canadian Premier League kits from Macron. We go through all eight, giving them a letter grade along the way.  It's an excellent time for Canadian Premier...
Inter Miami has started yet another underwhelming MLS campaign with no real clear direction, and those in the Vice City 1896 supporters' group are beginning to wonder if the club will ever deliver on its promise to be the...
The Canadian Premier League season is upon us. We take a look at the state of the young league now heading into a crucial fourth year — the good, the bad, and the ugly.  The Canadian Premier League is entering...
With a jersey history that is as traditional as it is iconic, we take a look at some of the more daring and intriguing FC Barcelona third kits.  In early September 2021, via a video created by local music group...
There have been plenty of masterful TV shows over the years including Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, The Wire and many others. But with all due respect, the best series of all time is still The Sopranos. Here...
After releasing their 13th (yes, 13th) kit of the season earlier this month, we look back and rank all of the 2021-22 Napoli kits.  Football kits have long held an important place in the sport's culture, especially in recent years....
Set to commence this weekend, we preview the always action-packed NWSL Challenge Cup. In a couple of days, meaningful NWSL action returns to a pitch near you. That we’d definitely get here wasn’t always a guarantee, however. Negotiations between...
As Angel City FC is set to begin its inaugural season, goalkeeper DiDi Haracic joins the Urban Pitch Podcast to discuss how the team has jelled so far, her LA experience, and the evolution of both her soccer and photography...
With the Roman Abramovich era at Chelsea all but over, we look back at the owner's impact — both positive and negative — on the world of football.  On March 2, Roman Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea Football Club for...
It may not carry the prestige of other major tournaments, but that doesn't mean the FIFA Club World Cup should go unnoticed by as many fans as it does. Just under a month after its conclusion, we explore how...