Los Angeles FC

The tale of Los Angeles FC (LAFC) is a gripping narrative, spun from the very fabric of the Major League Soccer (MLS) culture. Born in 2014, this team quickly became the epitome of a meteoric rise in the world of football. From their groundbreaking debut season in 2018 to their MLS record-setting point accumulation, LAFC’s feats are the stuff of legends. But the legendary status doesn’t stop there.

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In the span of a few short years, the LAFC has proudly hoisted the Supporters’ Shield, establishing their dominance in the MLS. Their relentless pursuit of excellence has not been confined to the boundaries of the MLS alone. They’ve made waves on a global scale, taking on international behemoths in the CONCACAF Champions League, showcasing their prowess to the wider footballing world.

A Parade of Champions: LAFC’s Shining Stars

LAFC has been the proving ground for a plethora of star-studded names, who’ve left their indelible marks on the football pitch. Carlos Vela, a maestro in his own right, has notched up his legacy, both in the MLS and with teams around the world, including Real Sociedad in Spain’s La Liga and Arsenal in the English Premier League.

Walker Zimmerman’s tenacity and defensive prowess have seen him playing for FC Dallas before gracing the field for LAFC and becoming a mainstay in the US Men’s National Team. These are but a few of the many players that LAFC has nurtured and celebrated, building a roster that’s akin to a constellation of stars.

Fierce Friendships: LAFC and Their Rivalries

In the world of sports, rivalries are the lifeblood that fans live for. And LAFC hasn’t disappointed in this arena either. The intra-city rivalry with LA Galaxy dubbed the “El Tráfico,” has all the passion, tension, and drama that you’d expect from a world-class derby. It’s a high-octane match-up that any soccer fan wouldn’t want to miss.

But the rivalry expands beyond the confines of LA, extending to the San Jose Earthquakes and Seattle Sounders. These face-offs are eagerly anticipated, bringing an edge-of-the-seat experience for all.

On an international level, Cruz Azul from Liga MX, and Club León have been formidable foes in the CONCACAF Champions League, presenting LAFC with the chance to test their mettle against some of the best teams in the Americas.

The Perfect Perch: Finding Your Seat at BMO Field

Stepping into BMO Field, the home turf of LAFC, is like walking into a carnival of soccer. Whether you’re a casual visitor or a fervent fan, there’s a spot tailored just for you.

If you’re on a budget, the supporters’ sections like ‘The North End’ offer tickets at around $25. But don’t let the price fool you. Here, you’ll be right in the heart of the action, with the most dedicated fans around you.

For those willing to splurge, the ‘Field Club’ or ‘Fig Club’ offer premium experiences ranging from $155 to $325. Here, you’ll be treated to not just the game, but also exclusive amenities and a stunning view of the pitch.

The Final Whistle

The journey of Los Angeles FC is a testament to the beautiful game. Their remarkable history, illustrious players, riveting rivalries, and fantastic home ground form a brilliant tapestry of soccer culture. So, why not grab a ticket and join in the fun? Whether it’s to root for the Black and Gold against the Galaxy, or simply to enjoy a splendid day at BMO Field, the LAFC experience is an unforgettable ride. You never know, you might just witness history being made, right in front of your eyes!

We Can’t Wait

  • First LA Derby Victory: LAFC scored their first victory over their intra-city rivals LA Galaxy in August 2019. The match, which ended in a thrilling 3-3 draw, is often hailed as one of the greatest in the history of the rivalry, with LAFC’s Carlos Vela scoring two of the team’s three goals.
  • Record-breaking Debut Season: In their inaugural season in 2018, LAFC set a new record for the most points by an expansion team in their first season with 57, surpassing the previous record set by the 1998 Chicago Fire.
  • Stadium Architecture: The team’s home ground, the Banc of California Stadium, is an architectural marvel and was the first open-air stadium built in Los Angeles since 1962.
  • Celebrity Ownership: The team is co-owned by a group of 30 owners, including several high-profile celebrities such as Will Ferrell, Magic Johnson, and Mia Hamm.
  • Community Involvement: LAFC is deeply committed to serving its local community. The LAFC Foundation, the team’s charitable arm, has invested millions of dollars in local community initiatives since the team’s inception.
  • Young Talent Development: LAFC places a strong emphasis on developing young talent. They have a fully funded academy system, and their U-12 team went unbeaten in the 2016-17 season.
  • Team Mascot: The LAFC mascot is a falcon, reflecting the team’s commitment to speed, determination, and power. They have three live falcon mascots – Olly, Fig, and Mel – who participate in match day rituals.
  • High Profile Signings: Apart from Carlos Vela, LAFC has been home to other high-profile footballers, like Diego Rossi, who was the youngest ever to win the MLS Golden Boot in 2020.