There are some days you just want to forget your troubles, meet up with the homies, and do what you love. In our case, that means playing ball, and when you're in Cali
The San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles is home to many talented soccer players who are pursuing their passion in the sport and constantly pushing their limits to improve. Giovane "Gio" Lobo, an 18-year-old senior at El Camino Real...
Adding to the burgeoning growth of street football is the recent launch of the Nike Soccer App. Available as a download for both iOS and Android, it's being touted as a way to help you "play more soccer and stay in the...
TeamBackPack surprised the aspiring ballers of a recent 5v5 youth tournament hosted at UrbanFutsal LA. The Adidas-sponsored event treated the kiddies to some choice schwag while top artists Obvi, Catalyst, & X dropped their sick verses on the crowd, proving once again, it's good...
The SWRL is not only Steve "Eli Freeze" Elias' signature move, it's also the name of his lifestyle clothing brand and company that reps the "freeing and fluid" philosophy behind freestyle football. A pioneer of the sport, Elias' history in the...
If you're a true baller in L.A., it's pretty much guaranteed you've dropped by our UrbanFutsal LA facility to catch a pickup game or attend one of our live events where we feature the best of urban artists and...
Mohamed Reda, more widely known as M10, visited us here at UrbanFutsal LA a few months back to check out the street football scene and play some pickup. On this night, he
Our favorite Swede is back at it with acrobatic combos that are straight smooth. Why Palle chose to film this in his basement, I have no idea. It's possible the "godfather of air moves" was relegated there by his wife who...
Adidas has been everywhere lately, releasing a slew of suped-up new gear and launching a fresh marketing campaign that seeks to reinvigorate their place in football. The three-stripe company has always
One of Japan's premier freestylers, Kotaro Tokuda aka "Tokura," first began playing soccer in the sixth grade. When an injury on the field turned him onto freestyle, Tokuda quickly took to it, and in 2009 he became the youngest champion of...
Here's a freestyle variation on Mario Götze's original flick-up move with a twist — one of the guys from IT10Soccer starts off with the flick-up, then adds a back heel and spin to it.  Here's another pretty useful tutorial to learn the trick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FR8C8N6fV4 Even though it's pretty basic in...
Marvin Rodriguez is part of Mexico's Kskrita wrecking crew that has been straight bulldozing the freestyle scene lately. Rodriguez nearly swept last year's SISM, Mexico, and North American Freestyle championships by going 1-1-2 like it was nada. His runner-up finish to fellow Kskrita member...
SoCal's Umar Dalati broke down one of his favorite moves that, as you can probably tell from the name, makes him feel like a b-boy. Considering Dalati is 6-foot and then some, it appears certain lower-body tricks might be a challenge for...
I remember the night Josh Rey filmed this unreal combo at our facility for theFC. Although I was busy handling pickup game duties that night, I sneaked in a few peeks during the filming, including Alex Mendoza's bit. After seeing the full JBR move...
Most people have heard of Séan Garnier. Even if you're not a hardcore soccer or freestyle fan, you've probably seen him in this commercial disguised as an old man or battling Neymar for street points. After announcing his presence on an international stage by...
Professional soccer player Yael Averbuch, who's a member of FC Kansas City and a midfielder for the U.S. Women's National Team, demonstrates an acrobatic move that "probably" wouldn't be used in a real game. Maybe a friendly pickup. Either way, it's...
Going into 2016, the street team with the most hype is, without a doubt, the Brazuca Ballers. If you follow the L.A. street soccer scene at all, unless you've been living under a rock, you know that the crew recently won both the Nike Winner...
Twenty-year-old Damian Pasternak, who goes by "Tozi," seems to slow down time and space during this gravity defying freestyle session. At times, it looks like he's using an invisible force to levitate the ball while executing the Palle Around...
Fox 11 News recently featured UrbanFutsal LA and the ladies of LA Villa FC, one of the top adult women's clubs in L.A., to discuss the Women's World Cup, playing in co-ed leagues, and the growing popularity of futsal...
Alex Mendoza, otherwise known as Alex17, puts together one of his freestyle combos: The L.A. Swag. It's a fitting name coming from this one-time U.S. Freestyle Champion who has been getting the attention of companies like Adidas, At&T, and the MLS, who apparently want...