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The Urban Pitch Champions League 2021-22 Preview

The 2021-22 UEFA Champions League group stage will make its triumphant debut next week. We preview the massive tournament not by predicting winners or...

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: 2021-22 Kit Edition

With three of the five major European leagues starting today, it feels a bit like the first day of the new school year. And...

Lionel Messi’s Historic Run at Barcelona is Over…But Who is to...

Speaking at a news conference on Friday, FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta made the shock announcement that negotiations to keep Lionel Messi at the...

Other Ways European Super League Clubs Can Cut Down Their Massive...

Last week's European Super League frenzy seems to have come and gone, but the fact remains clear — many of Europe's biggest clubs are...

When Kit Designers Go Rogue

We're all for unique and out-of-the-box shirts. But sometimes, kit designers go too far... The rise of the replica kit hasn’t shown any signs of...

The Strange and Lucrative World of Football Kit Real Estate

Location, location, location. Forget lavish villas on oceanfront property — small squares on football shirts are some of the most coveted and expensive areas...

FC Barcelona Ditching Luis Suarez is a Disastrous Repeat of the...

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...

You Let Us Dream, Diego

A week after his tragic death, we mourn Diego Maradona, a football icon whose impact will never be replicated.  "The most human of the gods."...

The Curious Case of Kevin-Prince Boateng

The journeyman's journeyman, Kevin-Prince Boateng has one of the most interesting career arcs in all of football. We retrace his steps to examine his...

How Will We Remember the Controversial Final El Clasico of 2019?

Both clubs are at the top of the La Liga table, vying for an elusive league championship. Yet last week's Real Madrid-FC Barcelona meeting...

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: 2019-20 Kit Edition

Though there's still some time left before the start of a new season of European football, the rollout of new kits has kept us...

A Crashing Star: Can Neymar Bounce Back From His Downward Spiral?

Once heralded as the heir apparent to the Messi/Ronaldo throne, Neymar's recent on and off-pitch antics have certainly put a damper on his legacy....

Where Do Liverpool and Tottenham’s Unbelievable Victories Rank Amongst Recent Champions...

Last week's second leg victories from Liverpool and Tottenham were some of the most unbelievable matches we've ever seen, but where do they rank...

Urban Pitch Staff Picks: 2019 UEFA Champions League Edition

Ahead of today's UEFA Champions League quarterfinal matches, we've once again put together our very own staff picks, in which we select everything from...

A Hipster’s Guide To Picking a Champions League Quarterfinal Club

Has your club been eliminated from Champions League play? Need a new team to root for to keep things interesting? Back for its second...

Dope Or Nope: Comparing Nike’s 20th Anniversary Mashup Kits for Inter...

To commemorate 20 years with both Inter Milan and FC Barcelona, Nike released similar mashup kits celebrating each club's history with the Swoosh. Always...

Bad Boys With Big Hearts: Five Footballers That Transcend Their Infamous...

We see it all the time — pro footballers painted as overpaid, overdramatic villains. While we won't comment on media sensationalization, we instead take...

A Closer Look at the Hidden Meanings Behind Nike’s 2018-19 Third...

While they certainly look striking from a distance, a closer look at Nike's 2018-19 third kits will reveal several design features that pay homage...

Heard on the Street: At LaLiga’s Season Launch in Los Angeles...

In anticipation of the upcoming LaLiga season, FC Barcelona legend Patrick Kluivert and iconic sports commentator Ray Hudson sat down for a discussion in...

Urban Pitch Staff Picks: 2018 UEFA Champions League!

With the quarterfinals of UEFA Champions League play beginning today, the Urban Pitch staff has made its selections for who we think is the...

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