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LAFC Edge Atlanta in Thriller
August 1, 2019
The Black and Gold needed a win to get the bad taste out of their mouths after an overall unsavory outing against the LA Galaxy. They would find no easy opponent in Atlanta, however. The Five Stripes, as they are known colloquially, are already a mainstay in MLS despite being just a year older than LAFC, winning a championship in just their second season and setting a new standard for expansion teams across Major League Soccer, a feat that LAFC is undoubtedly trying to reproduce this season. ... read more »
El Tráfico Becomes the Zlatan Show
July 25, 2019
The first derby match of the year between crosstown rivals LAFC and the LA Galaxy was played last Friday on July 19, 2019. LAFC had yet to beat their Carson counterparts and seemed to be in high spirits and excellent form after a convincing win against the Houston Dynamo a week earlier. ... read more »
The L.A. Rams and Arsenal F.C. Unite to Host Multisport Clinic
July 25, 2019
The Los Angeles Rams collaborated with English Premier League team Arsenal Football Club to host the “FootbALL” clinic for the youth in Inglewood. The youth clinic meshed drills from both soccer and football, taking place on two fields at Edward Vincent Park. ... read more »
South L.A. AYSO Soccer Team Wins National Title
July 18, 2019
A local girls soccer team made AYSO history by becoming the first all-African American team to win a national title. The team—known as the South Los Angeles Legends U12 (AYSO 1031)—came off a 48-game winning streak and an AYSO Western State Championship title before their victorious national title run. ... read more »
Kick Up Your Brain Health a Notch with Soccer: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
July 11, 2019
There’s no better time to embrace soccer than right now as the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team just won its fourth World Cup title on Sunday, celebrated by a ticker tape parade today in New York City. Soccer is a not only a favorite sport and pastime for people all over the world but it’s great for brain health for all ages, according to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA). ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Tara Moore
June 20, 2019
Tara Moore is a passionate soccer player and is a leader at LACES Middle School. With a 4.0 GPA, she was valedictorian of her class and spoke at her eighth-grade graduation this month. ... read more »
LAFC Put Up Four Goals Against a Strong Montreal
May 30, 2019
Overall, LAFC played a dominant match with another special performance from leading MVP candidate, Carlos Vela. ... read more »
LAFC and Chicago Fire Play to Scoreless Draw
May 9, 2019
Coming off an away draw at Seattle last weekend felt like a victory for the Black and Gold, playing one of the top four teams in the conference. They remain at the top of the West for the time being, but the Galaxy are hot on their tail just two points away from tying LAFC on points from 22 to 24. ... read more »
Potent LAFC Attack Dismantles Portland
March 14, 2019
It seems the boys in Black and Gold have found a rhythm early on in the season.  This past Sunday, March 10, LAFC hosted the Portland Timbers at Banc of California Stadium. ... read more »
LAFC Fall in New York to the Red Bulls
August 8, 2018
The Los Angeles Football Club have put themselves in a tough position. Out of their last six matches, LAFC have tied three, lost two and won one. The 2-1 loss at the hands of the Red Bulls this past weekend has dropped the squad from second to fourth place in the Western standings, with the Portland Timbers moving into second and Sporting Kansas City moving into third. ... read more »
France Wins 2018 World Cup in a Showcase of Diversity and Integration
July 19, 2018
The French have managed to integrate their marginalized communities into society in a way that almost mirrors the American strategy. ... read more »
LAFC Unable to Find Form Against Portland Amidst Wilting Heat
July 19, 2018
The Black and Gold were back in action at home on Sunday, July 15th against the Portland Timbers. ... read more »
LAFC Stumble in Houston but Continue to Impress in Home Win
July 12, 2018
LAFC was tasked with another two-game week as they traveled to Houston to take on the Dynamo on Tuesday, July 3rd, and then hosted Orlando S.C. a few days later on the 7th. ... read more »
LAFC Pummel Philadelphia with Club’s First Hat Trick
July 5, 2018
The Philadelphia Union came out of the gates with purpose. For the first 15 minutes, the Union were connecting passes and dominating midfield play setting a precedent that LAFC would need to adapt to. It was apparent that LAFC were still missing their attacking maestro in Carlos Vela, who at the time this article was written, was still away on international duty. ... read more »
“The Workers Cup”-Modern Slavery in Qatar
June 14, 2018
Director Adam Sobel is passionate and in his documentary, "The Workers Cup," he puts his heart on his sleeve.  He cares.  In a turn of events that he never imagined, he took a job (2010) in Qatar and moved with his significant other, now his wife, and there, so far from home, his life changed, a lot. ... read more »
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