Neymar Jr.'s Five Red Bull-sponsored tournament was in town this past weekend to give "thousands of young football players the chance to step up their game." The FC Barcelona striker has launched a global street football tournament for ballers 16...
Puma is starting to take it up a notch in featuring street football and freestyle in their advertising. Their latest "#CHOOSETRICKS and Play Loud" ad begins with players using flares to light up an "urban pitch" resembling The Epic Fireball...
As a soccer player, perfecting technique is vital in order to master control of the ball. But is there a right methodology to developing skill? Time and again we have seen street players destroy traditional soccer pros on the fly, while...
In this video, one half of the IT10Soccer duo, Mo Ali, shows us the Cyclone Flick. His signature move looks like a slight variation on Eli Freeze's SWRL move but requiring both feet, and it could even be used as a slick way...
The Iran women's national futsal team has already made its mark on the global scene by winning gold at the first Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women's Futsal Championship, held last September in Malaysia. Now, two members of the squad,...
Continuing in the theme of street football commercials that don't make sense, Nike throws their hat in the ring by unveiling a new high-performance sports car ... wait, what? Our thoughts exactly after seeing Nike's latest ad for the FootballX "Distressed...
Even though the main focus of street football is a player's skill, a baller's choice of kicks contributes to overall style points. Considering comfort, weight, material, and the overall design, there are a lot of great shoes out there—from Umbro...
Urban Pitch had the honor of visiting the Adidas North American headquarters last week for an exclusive tour, (yeah, we're special) of the 3 Stripes campus and a preview of some of the brand's exciting, upcoming plans. The highlight, though, was...
I don't get it. Is it 2018 already? That would explain why a club that has yet to play a game in the MLS or officially sign a player is able to generate the kind of excitement and hype normally...
The upcoming biopic "Pelé: Birth of a Legend" is scheduled to hit theaters on May 6 and by the looks of it stresses the Brazilian's street ball experience as fundamental to his development and ultimate rise as the world's greatest player. Though...
In the small-sided game, sure, you want to grab the win — but let’s be honest, you gotta clown a few defenders along the way. When pitches are tight and you need to escape pressure, ball control and a well-timed...
The Canadian duo known as IT10Soccer have come up with another dope video. This time around they took to the streets to remind us that "underground soccer" is the true...
Dutch street baller, Jeand Doest, widely regarded as one of the best street match players in the world, recently entertained at a FIFA World Cup Futsal Netherlands v. Azerbaijan qualifying match by taking on some ambitious young fans. Known for his...
Puma has finally decided to join Adidas and Nike on board the street football movement, and it's about time. The brand hasn't exactly screamed "street" or even "athletics" while it's partnered with millennial-friendly Instagram princess Kylie Jenner. Celeb collaborations are great (just look...
Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Governator himself, recently attended an Australian futsal event to promote his lifelong goals of fitness and apparent love of football! Who knew the 7-time Mr. Olympia grew up playing futsal? Ever the showman, Mr. Schwarzenegger lined...
Here we have a move demonstrated by Francisco "Ice" Cardenas that's actually a pass to a teammate. This is pretty surprising because street ballers don't pass ... kidding (sort of). The first time I met Carendas, he tried to teach me the triple akka....
It was a clear Sunday afternoon when me and the guys went out looking for a game. With our UrbanFutsal LA facility in the middle of a move, our best bet was to hit the street, but we weren't looking for...
There's definitely something special happening with the freestyle scene in Japan. Previously, Keisuke aka freestyle10k got our attention with his mad skills and flair at only 16 years old. Now we...
So you're a soccer player, or a footballer (depending on the country of origin), and been raised on a healthy diet of drills tailored for the full field—passing, trapping, shooting, plyometrics—all the fundamentals to help you excel in 11-a-side. Maybe you've got a...
"The Scorpion" should come with a warning label: NOT FOR BEGINNERS: Advanced ballers only. Beep beep beep, flashing red lights. The unreal move was created by Netherland's Nordin Stitou, which is fitting because I think only someone like fellow countryman Edward van...