In what may be the most elaborate shinguard commercial to date, the Brooklyn-based merchandiser Storelli, which specializes in protective soccer gear, sent two high-profile footballers into the dark, seedy underworld of basement soccer. Football fight club. In a basement....
Amidst the burgeoning popularity of freestyle football, Indi Cowie remains one of the best and most exciting athletes in the pro freestyling circuit. Here are 5 things to know about the 21-year-old Scottish American: Two ball stall #soocergirl #soccerchick #nadavKander #freestyle A photo...
Urban Pitch is giving our readers a monthly calendar for players and fans interested in street football, freestyle and futsal tournaments and events. Check it out to keep up to date with all the major happenings. Neymar Jr's Five The FC...
Urban Pitch sat down with L.A. street baller Alfredo Sainz, whose career has spanned futsal, street soccer, and professional play in Bolivia. He’s been featured in trick-heavy spots like the Nike FootballX Skills video, played for the Red Bull Street Team ...
Earlier today, LAFC met with the Los Angeles City Council and received the green light to break ground on their $250 million stadium project. Expectations are high for this new state-of-the-art soccer stadium that will be built on the...
Edward van Gils' handiwork (and footwork) are being artfully utilized in Nike's street football collection as part of its summer release designs. Using paint on his soles, van Gils' signature moves were captured onto a large white canvas with his feet applying...
Street football has been around a long, long time. Cavemen were probably playing the game with a rock and goals made from T-Rex bones. And yet the game is understandably on the rise with more and more ballers showing why...
French futsaler, street baller, and national team member Landry N'Gala does "The Hypnotizer" for the latest Paris edition of Nike's FootballX Skills series. N'Gala is a 22-year old lefty street baller with Team Cameleons ...
Even if you're not a hardcore fan of English Premier team Manchester City, you'll appreciate this latest GlobalCityFans episode featuring the vibrant and diverse football culture in Los Angeles (and an interview with Urban Pitch founder John Jay Lee!). L.A. was the final destination on the...
From the latest set of videos in Nike's FootballX Skills series, French street footballer Souleymane "Solo" Karamoko demos the "Tac-Tac," an impressive two-step ground move that has also caused a barrage of online commentators to call b.s. on the origins of...
Urban Pitch was able to catch a free moment with Asia Freestyle Champion Philip Warren Gertsson for an exclusive interview. Gertsson shared his unique insights on various topics, ranging from keeping "social media fame" in perspective, unveiling one of his Jedi-in-training, and...
There's nothing better than street ball on a sunny day. Growing up, I would always invite friends to play on the road next to my house. We would set up goals with our backpacks and just scrimmage for hours. All the...
Diadora is one of those sports companies you just don't hear about much. Their heyday was in the '80s and early '90s, so it's somewhat surprising, or extremely overdue, that the brand has released a new ad campaign featuring street...
Youngsters from the UK are continuing to pioneer new avenues in women’s football. We recently spotlighted teen talent Liv Cooke, the UK’s first and only professional female freestyler. Today, we’re featuring Urban Pitch’s...
It wasn’t something that could be seen, or heard, or even touched. But you could feel it all around you. Something in the air. Stepping foot on the parking-lot-turned-street-football-pitch at the Neymar Jr's Five Tournament this past Saturday, it was...
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,...