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The Footy-Hoops Crossover Phenomenon

As soccer's influence on American culture continues to rise, we've seen an increased amount of crossovers between the beautiful game and basketball.  Last week, Nike...

The Urban Pitch Podcast: ‘Next Goal Wins’ and Our Favorite Soccer...

On the latest episode of the Urban Pitch Podcast, the crew discusses the best soccer movies, the NBA's soccer-inspired in-season tournament, and the latest...

Will Kyrie Irving’s COVID-19 Vaccine Stance Affect MLS and Other Major...

Kyrie Irving, NBA star of the Brooklyn Nets, has been indefinitely barred from playing or practicing with the team as a result of his...

Why Promotion and Relegation is Overrated and a Closed System is...

The sentimental idea behind promotion and relegation seems fair, good-natured, and based upon a system of meritocracy. In practice, this is a complete fallacy...

Anonymous Mailbag No. 3: The MLS Talent Pipeline

Here is our latest Urban Pitch Anonymous Mailbag, where we answer your unfiltered questions and replies to our stories or any particular issues and...

Major League Soccer Should Learn From the NBA’s Documented History of...

I have a desire to see Major League Soccer grow and become a popular, entertaining league where the players are millionaires along with its...

The True Reason Why American Soccer is Lagging Behind and Why...

There is an ongoing debate as to why U.S. men's soccer isn’t competitive with the top football countries in the world. Of all the...

The All-NBA Five-A-Side Team — Plus, A Farewell to Kobe Bryant

With the NBA in Paris last week, some of the world's biggest basketball and football stars got a chance to kick it together. With...

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