Urban Pitch has partnered with Red Bull to host three "Training Grounds" sessions in preparation for the official Neymar Jr's Five L.A. qualifiers on April 1. The mini-tournaments will serve as a perfect opportunity for teams planning on competing in the global 5v5 competition to...
Imagine growing up in a neighborhood amongst aged, towering apartments, walkways with broken concrete, where grass is in short order and every day is a challenge of personal will and strength. If you grew up in Moscow, this was likely the...
Adidas is stepping up their media game and expanding it to the world of freestyle with their Gamedayplus episodes, featuring interviews and playful shorts to promote the UEFA Champions League. In their latest episode, Real Madrid favorite Gareth Bale...
In the football-crazed country of Brazil, or "o País do Futebol," the enduring and common bond of the game extends even to the far reaches of the Amazon rainforest. The Amazon rainforest covers 2.1 million square miles of territory across nine...
The 2017 U.S. Youth Futsal (USYF) National Championships wrapped up this past week in Roeland Park and New Century, Kansas, where nearly 150 teams vied for medals in male and female U9 to U19 divisions. Pared down from the whopping 685...
Every child deserves a safe place to play soccer. Love.futbol has predicated itself upon this phrase, but the non-profit has been giving communities around the world much more than that. Since 2007, the organization has helped build sustainable football pitches in...
Nothing gets the long weekend going like watching our favorite highlights of the latest and sickest tekkers. This week's best tricks and innovative moves will no doubt add inspiration on how to spice up your game. 10. The Bedroom Warmup Wake up, freestyle....
It's baaaack! The global phenomenon of Neymar Jr's Five returns for a second year, and this time it promises to be bigger and better, with even more intense play. Open to the public, the high-level competition is a worldwide 5v5...
Pro street footballer Kristoffer Liicht shows us once again why he's one of the top ballers in the game as he showcases incredible moves in the latest Street Soccer Chronicles video: "Episode 1: Street Mekka." Filmed just last week at...
With an ownership befitting a glitzy city full of entertainers, City of Angels FC becomes the latest club to join the Los Angeles football landscape. PJ Harrison and Joe Sumner, the illustrious co-owners of the recently minted City of Angels Football Club,...
Actors, musicians, and influencers mingled with supporters and club owners at a popular North Hollywood hot spot this past Sunday to toast the launch of Los Angeles' newest football club—City of Angels FC. An intimate crowd gathered Feb. 12 at Federal...
Carlos Alberto Iacono, aka Charly, is a persistent man. A tried-and-true competitor, Charly is well-known and well-liked on the freestyle circuit, someone who has earned respect for his athleticism, composure,...
Carlos Alberto Iacono, conocido como Charly, es un hombre perseverante. Competitor comprobado, es bien conocido y bien querido en el circuito de freestyle. Por su atletismo, compostura y combinaciones acrobáticas,...
The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) announced Feb. 2 that it has reached a landmark three-year partnership with A&E Network. In exchange for an equity stake, Lifetime, a member of the A&E family, will become a sponsor and the official...
Lo'eau Labonta is beginning to hit her stride as she enters her third season in the NWSL. With preseason just a few weeks away, the Stanford grad sat down for a chat with us to talk professional soccer and share her...
In the latest of our Signature Move series, Ontario Fury midfielder Juan Carlos "Charlie" Gonzalez demonstrates a bait-n-flick move that doesn't discriminate when it comes to humiliating both street ballers and pros. Growing up in the Wilmington neighborhood of Los...
It’s that time of the week again. Pull up a chair, grab some popcorn and enjoy this week’s Top 10 Tekkers, just in time to ring in the new month.
There’s a few things you’ll never find a freestyler without: a ball, a camera, and headphones (or a portable radio). The Freestyler's Playlist series features a new freestyler each edition, and the music that helps them train for hours on end...
Freestyle and street football are often incorrectly thrown together in the same 'alt-soccer' category for those not familiar with the sports. But the comparison is like mixing up apples and fruit roll-ups—they might both be sweet, but the two are pretty...
Last month, Urban Pitch featured LA Galaxy and USMNT legend Cobi Jones on a podcast where he spoke about his journey in soccer, starting as a walk-on at UCLA and eventually becoming the most capped USMNT player of all...