Archive for the 'Los Angeles' Category

June 27th, 2014

USA v Germany at Nike 6th and Mill

One of the things that is standing out to me about this world Cup is the viewing parties that have been popping upa round the country. In Chicago, where US Soccer is based, Grant park has been attracting crowds in the thousands. The Power & Light district in KC looks incredible. Atlanta, DC, Columbus, H-Town, etc. All around the country these huge ...
June 26th, 2014

Opinion Alert :: Is Street Soccer the New Street Basketball?

Playing a sport makes you better. When you hear a professional athlete speak, from any sport, what's the first thing that they say you need to do to become really good at something? (The first two things actually) They say, unequivocally, that first and foremost, you have to love it. And when you think about it, its not only in sports, but in ...
June 17th, 2014

World Cup viewing at 6th & Mill : NIKE #RiskEverything

This spot. Is dope. Beans and I got the chance to drop by Nike's 6th & Mill on Saturday to take in some football and I have to say that I had one hell of a time. This spot is everything that you think it is. The one thing that I will say about Nike, is that when they decide to do something, they don't f--k around. We've been lucky enough to work ...
June 17th, 2014

Summer of Street Soccer

We've been noticing an uptick in street or pick up soccer recently. Small sided games taking place in locations that you might not first think of when playing soccer comes to mind. This mentality has been highlighted by Nike's "Winner Stays" tournament and we want to spend the summer exploring what's going on in this scene in Los Angeles. There's no ...
June 11th, 2014

USofLA – June 22nd – USA v Portugal Viewing Party

There are a lot of viewing parties taking place for the World Cup. Whether they are being held at bars and restaurants, theaters, homes, etc. They will be taking place all over the place. But few will compete with what the LA Galaxy is putting on for the June 22nd game when the US takes on Portugal. They are hosting a viewing party in downtown LA at ...
May 21st, 2014

Nike Winner Stays – New York Editions

This past weekend saw the finals for Los Angeles, and NYC qualifiers in Brooklyn and Manhattan for the Nike Winner Stays on tournament. We already showed you and talked about the LA finals, but here is a bit about what went down in NYC. Saturday, May 17- Brooklyn Location: Pearl Street Archway (under the Manhattan bridge)  Total attendees: ...
May 20th, 2014

Nike Winner Stays – LA Finals

Just how important is playing soccer anywhere and everywhere possible? To get away from only playing on fields, with 11 players and full size goals. To test yourself in conditions that might not be ideal. Where maybe the ball bounces a bit different. Where the spaces are tighter. Where creativity is amplified. That's what Nike has been exploring ...
April 30th, 2014

Soccer in America – A Photographic Journey

6th & Mill - Los Angeles, CA April 2014 ~beans To submit your photos to be included in this series, email them to dunny [at] bumpypitch [dot] com.