After recently unveiling its latest installment of the Mercurial franchise, we take a look back at some of the most innovative boots Nike has ever released. Nike is no stranger to innovation. It is what built the brand into arguably...
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 the game as much as he could've, but it was...
It's another Friends of the Show episode of the Urban Pitch Podcast! In this edition, pro freestylers Caitlyn Schrepfer and Lizzy Calderon discuss the state of freestyle football, the commercial vs. competition sides of the sport, and the wildest...
The assumption that pro footballers give it their all on every given match day is a bit naive, if not unrealistic. (How many of us have had those days at work where we put in half effort?) However, some...
As the 2022-23 European football season draws nearer, many clubs are beginning to officially release their latest shirts. However, the suspense behind many of the new drops has been spoiled by kit leaks shared on the internet months in...
With the world zigging and clamoring over the new Drake and Beyonce album drops, we've decided to zag, and take a look at some of the best soccer-inspired lyrics from 2022 thus far. (Don't worry, Drizzy is still on...
Every long sports dynasty has "sub-eras," where one group of core players hands off the torch to the next. After a half-decade of pure dominance, FC Barcelona Femení is about to enter their next sub-era. We take a look...
The latest episode of the Urban Pitch Podcast features LAFC forward and fan favorite Danny Musovski, who joins the washed-up crew to discuss his MLS career, growing up in Vegas, and how the team handles the fierce El Trafico...
The latest Adam Sandler film to hit Netflix, Hustle is a solid sports picture that does well in executing genre tropes and conventions. But instead of borrowing from other basketball movies, Hustle is the spirit sibling of a soccer cult classic —...
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, some USMNT personnel questions have still not been answered.  For Gregg...
Behind some of the most iconic football shirts in the sport's history, we take a look back at Italian kit manufacturer Nicola Raccuglia — the rise, the fall, and the comeback.  Today, the football kit scene is mainly dominated by...
Despite all of the chaos surrounding his club, Carlo Ancelotti recently guided Real Madrid to one of the more improbable Champions League titles in recent memory. While it might've been a surprising run to many, if we revisit his...
MLS veteran and return guest Daniel Steres joins the latest episode of the Urban Pitch podcast to discuss acclimating to his new club in Houston, transitioning into a mentor role, and stories from his days playing with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.  Daniel...
He's still a teenager, but it feels like Ansu Fati has been on the scene for quite some time — and in some regards he has. After a few injury-marred seasons, the highly touted phenom is ready to take...
The search for a new TV deal continues to elude MLS, as there are few takers and a lot of questions regarding the league and the hardest opponent it has yet to defeat: consistent viewership.  LAFC and NYCFC seem to...
With a ton of player movement set to happen this summer transfer window, we examine what the next era of world football could look like.  It seems to be the time for a change in the guard in football. We...
From the best tracksuit to the best use of a retro kit, we take a look at the five best footballer fits from the 2021-22 season.  As the most recent season of European football came to an end, the conversations...
The latest episode of the Urban Pitch Podcast features AmirSaysNothing, who discusses his journey as an independent artist, working with rappers and producers he's looked up to, and why he absolutely loves the tour life.  "I didn't want to be...
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 winter, along with a few others who didn't qualify as...
After a dramatic courtship between Real Madrid and PSG, Kylian Mbappe is set to spend at least the next three seasons in Paris. But besides being the latest edition of theatrics in world football, Mbappe's contract saga could also signal...