Luis Suarez’s acrimonious departure from FC Barcelona to Atlético Madrid this past September is eerily reminiscent to what happened with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. While Brady’s move resulted in a surprise Super Bowl victory, it’s looking very possible...
In addition to paying tribute to Houston icon DJ Screw, Screwston FC's upcoming kit is a talisman that unites the city through two of its biggest loves — hip-hop and sports.  I have lots of kits — five of them...
Our latest installment of Urban Picks highlights Hunter Sulte, a recent Portland Timbers homegrown signing. We get a look at the young keeper's soccer journey, as well as his favorite hobbies, dream PK matchups, and music.  Only the second player...
A deep dive into ancient civilizations, the Mesopotamian Premier League kits from Icarus FC are also providing a preview of what's to come in the future. We get a look at how the brand is trying out new materials...
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 for football boot manufacturers, the clocks haven't stopped. And while...
Ever wonder what goes into making a kit? We take a look at how Providence City FC and INARIA work together to create some of the best-looking shirts in all of soccer.  “Trust the process” has become a ubiquitous phrase...
The sentimental idea behind promotion and relegation seems fair, good-natured, and based upon a system of meritocracy. In practice, this is a complete fallacy and the stark reality is that it encourages and rewards unscrupulous behavior at the detrimental...
Highlighting the most compelling lower division teams in the United States, our Descending the Pyramid series continues with Louisville City FC, one of the most dominant teams in the USL Championship.  The City of Louisville is known for mainly two...
After a brief stop in MLS, Cousin Feo and Lord Juco have returned to international football for season two of Death At the Derby. "English Emissaries," the first stop on their tour of the world's fiercest rivalries, takes us to...
One of the more notable British indie rock bands of the 21st century, the Kaiser Chiefs also double as die-hard Leeds United fans. With Leeds back in the Premier League for the first time since 2004, we catch up...
Here is our latest Urban Pitch Anonymous Mailbag, where we answer your unfiltered questions and replies to our stories or any particular issues and topics in soccer and culture today.  This week, MLS announced that the 2021 season will begin...
From attempting to force transfers to joining reality TV shows, we take a look at the wildest ways footballers left (or at least tried to leave) their clubs.  Many people would do anything to be a professional footballer. Getting paid...
Unable to travel on his own, this is how Daniel Robertson still managed to experience different cultures while also giving them a taste of his own.  The COVID-19 pandemic may have halted much of world travel in 2020, but college...
In 2015, I made a life-altering decision to quit my job and leave corporate America for good. I went from a secure career that came affixed with a corporate credit card and a plush lifestyle to one with zero...
Hate it or love it, trash talk is an unavoidable part of football, and all sports in general. We take a look at a handful of the beautiful game's best wordsmiths — from cheeky banter legends to downright hellish...
A brand goes deeper than just a logo and color scheme. With several MLS franchises recently undergoing rebrands, we examine the ones that both got it right and wrong, and more importantly — why.  A purist may tell you otherwise,...
From soccer-inspired basketball shoes to PSG's Air Jordan collaboration, we've seen plenty of footy-hoops crossover in recent years. None of these, however, were as big as Nike's recent "The Chosen 2" collection, which featured megastars Kylian Mbappe and LeBron...
As the new year has dawned, we break down some soccer resolutions we're hopeful for in 2021. NeW yEAr, nEW mE. The loads of challenges and resolution ideas presented at the top of every new year can be exhausting —...
In the midst of a contract year, the future of young AC Milan keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is very much in question. Offering his advice is none other than the legendary Iker Casillas. What could go wrong? The great Iker Casillas,...
Marco Messina and Michael Kantaris are the co-founders of Italian Football TV, a rapidly growing media outlet providing coverage of, as its name suggests, Italian football to both American and global audiences. We interview the duo to discuss the...