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  • LAFC Collects Second Consecutive Win

    May 16, 2024

    Media Assets: Interviews With LAFC Head Coach Steve Cherundolo, forward Denis Bouanga, and midfielder Eduard Atuesta Below. The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) picked up its second consecutive victory and its first win away from home in MLS this season, knocking off St. Louis CITY 2-0 at CITYPARK on Wednesday night. Denis Bouanga scored a pair of second-half goals and Hugo Lloris tied a season-high with six saves, including one on a João Klauss penalty kick, to lead the visitors to the win....

  • DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS MARCO ANTONIO GARCÉS DEPARTS CLUB FOR POSITION WITH LA LIGA'S CELTA VIGO

    Dec 28, 2023

    The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) announced today that Director of Football Operations Marco Antonio Garcés will depart the Club to join Spain’s Celta Vigo of La Liga as its new Sporting Director. “We are incredibly thankful for the fantastic job Marco has done in his time with us,” LAFC Co-President & General Manager John Thorrington said. “His experience and expertise was critical in helping build a team that made history in 2022 and 2023 and in launching LAFC2. He is one of the best people I have met in football, and I know our relation...

  • LAFC Wins Season Home Opener

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Mar 2, 2023

    The 2023 season home opener began with the a ring ceremony honoring Los Angeles Football Team players, 2022 MLS Cup Champions before a spirited sold-out crowd led by The 3252 Supporters section at the newly renamed BMO Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Black & Gold responded with a dominating 60-minute, 3-0 lead but just held on for a 3-2 win over the visiting Portland Timbers, who scored two late goals to make it interesting. LAFC improved both their all-time season opening and home opening...

  • LAFC - Galaxy Season Opener Washed Out for Saturday night

    Feb 23, 2023

    The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) announced today that the Club's postponed match against the LA Galaxy has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 4 (7:30 p.m. PT; MLS Season Pass) at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena. Originally scheduled for Feb. 25, the match was rescheduled due to safety considerations resulting from inclement weather and forecasted thunderstorms in the Los Angeles area. Tickets originally purchased for the Feb. 25 game will be honored for the rescheduled match on July...

  • LAFC Selects Two Players in the MLS SuperDraft 2023 Presented by Adidas

    Dec 22, 2022

    LAFC today selected two players in the MLS SuperDraft 2023 presented by adidas. The Black & Gold picked goalkeeper Jassem Koleilat from the University of New Hampshire in the second round (#58 overall) and Southern California native, defender Noah Dollenmayer from Cal State San Bernardino in the third round (#87 overall). Koleilat, 23, spent two seasons at UNH where he registered 41 starts and appearances in his career during the 2021 and 2022 season with an overall record of 32-6-3 (W-L-T). Koleilat’s owned the second-best goals against a...

  • MLS CUP CHAMPIONS LAFC ANNOUNCE 2023 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

    Dec 22, 2022

    The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) and Major League Soccer (MLS) today announced the Club’s 34-game schedule for the 2023 Major League Soccer regular season. LAFC kick off its defense of the MLS Cup and its sixth season in MLS by taking on cross-town rival the Galaxy at the historic Rose Bowl on Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. PT on Apple TV’s MLS Season Pass. The complete 2023 LAFC regular season schedule can be viewed at LAFC.com/schedule. The 2022 MLS Cup Champions and Supporters’ Shield winne...

  • LAFC wins the Super Bowl of American Soccer

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Nov 10, 2022

    Los Angeles Football Club are the 2022 MLS Cup Champions! LAFC's spectacular victory over Philadelphia Union was a win for the ages. Appropriately, the club earned its first league title in a Hollywood blockbuster shootout at the Banc of California Stadium that immediately secured top billing as Major League Soccer's greatest match. As important, the scintillating match finally elevated the league onto equal footing with the four major sports leagues in the country. "No doubt this was Major...

  • Gareth Bale Joins LAFC

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Jul 7, 2022

    LAFC formally introduced star winger Gareth Bale of Wales as its newest member to a very packed media at Banc of California Stadium on Monday afternoon. The off-field news coincides with the 5th-year MLS club's on-field success by enjoying its finest season since winning the Supporters' Shield in 2019. Along with the addition of Italian star defender Giorgio Chiellini who was introduced a few weeks ago, the Black & Gold are now odds-on favorite to win this season's MLS Cup. "After speaking with...

  • A Spectacular Week for Los Angeles Football Club

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Jun 30, 2022

    La dolce vita arrives in Los Angeles. LAFC's 3-1 resolute victory over visiting FC Dallas on Wednesday night, June 29, capped off the most groundbreaking week in the club's five-year history. Off the field, Los Angeles Football Club became the talk of the soccer world with three significant signings, each one worthy of front-page status. The remarkable sequence kicked off this past Sunday at Banc of California Stadium, beginning with a 2-0 sweltering high-noon showdown win over the New York Red...

  • LAFC Signs Defender Giorgio Chiellini

    Jun 16, 2022

    By LAFC Communications LAFC announced today that the Club has signed legendary Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini to a contract using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) through 2023. Chiellini will occupy an international roster slot upon the receipt of his P1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC). LAFC will formally introduce Chiellini at a press conference on the morning of Wednesday, June 29 at Banc of California Stadium. Chiellini, 37, joins LAFC from Italian Serie A side Juventus FC, where he spent 17 years leading the Club in an...

  • LAFC Moves Into First Place

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Mar 17, 2022

    The good news for LAFC is that they are tied for first place in the Western Conference three matches into the 2022 MLS season. The better news is that first-year head coach Steve Cherundolo appreciates the results but knows the team needs to be better after they clean-sheeted Inter Miami, 2-0, in a sloppy game exacerbated by the very muggy and windy conditions at DRV PNK Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. "First away game of the season. It's always important to come away with three points. We...

  • LAFC Needs Two Wins to Qualify for MLS Playoffs

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Oct 28, 2021

    It's nervous time. Tuesday night's 7:30 p.m. contest against the Vancouver Whitecaps at Banc of California Stadium will be LAFC's most important match of the season... again, for about the last two months now. Led by forward Chicho Arango the Club has clawed its way back into the 2021 MLS Playoff picture. Last Tuesday night's spirited 3-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders improved their chances of qualifying with two matches remaining in the regular season. Of course, the Black and Gold are...

  • Diego Rossi To Move To Turkish Club Fenerbahçe

    Sep 2, 2021

    By LAFC Communications LAFC announced today that the Club has agreed to send Diego Rossi to Turkish Süper Lig side Fenerbahçe S.K for an initial loan period that will begin immediately. "This is an exciting next step in Europe for Diego," LAFC Co-President & General Manager John Thorrington said. "We are forever grateful to Diego for the way he helped build this Club both on and off the field from day one. To see him grow into a great player who will now perform in the Europa League with F...

  • LAFC Ready for Season Opener This Saturday

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Apr 15, 2021

    Los Angeles Football Club wrapped up its two-match preseason series with the New England Revolution last Saturday, rallying for a 3-3 draw as head coach Bob Bradley prepared his squad for this Saturday's 2021 home-opener versus Austin FC, Major League Soccer's latest franchise entry to be initiated at the Banc of California Stadium. Last year, LAFC welcomed Inter Miami into the MLS with a 1-0 shutout in the season opener at the Banc. "The past two Saturdays I think the two teams have gone after...

  • LAFC vs. Tigres in Champions League Final

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Dec 17, 2020

    LAFC's remarkable and tense 3-1 victory over Club America was the club's biggest win in its short but successful three-year history. And fittingly, team captain Carlos Vela was the catalyst and executioner in the 2020 Concacaf Champions League Semifinals contest played out in Exploria Stadium, Orlando, Florida, Saturday, December 19. Los Angeles Football Club will be the first MLS team to win the tournament if they beat Tigres UANL this Tuesday, December 22. Bradley: "Getting to a Final is so...

  • LAFC vs. Club America In Semifinals on Saturday

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Dec 17, 2020

    "I think Carlos has set a fantastic tone for everybody," said LAFC head coach Bob Bradley about team captain and forward Carlos Vela during Friday's virtual online media conference. "He's our leader. He brings us so much experience and personality. And we know for sure when we play the big Mexican teams, he has extra motivation." Los Angeles Football Club is MLS's remaining hope to capture the 2020 Concacaf Champions League title and the very first to win the trophy since the current format...

  • LAFC Ends Regular Season With a Tie

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Nov 12, 2020

    The way LAFC's 2020 MLS season was trending, it was almost expected that the visiting Portland Timbers would equalize the score late during their last match of the regular reason on a cold Sunday afternoon at Banc of California Stadium last weekend. With the 1-1 tie, LAFC finished seventh in the Western Conference and will be on the road for the entire MLS Cup Playoffs. Beginning in two weeks, the club will face the defending champion Seattle Sounders at Century Link Field. "We are going to...

  • LAFC: Seattle Victory followed by Loss to Whitecaps

    Fred Altieri|Oct 15, 2020

    Just when it appeared that LAFC was on the road to recovery, it hit a bump up in Portland, Oregon on Wednesday night against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. After a significant and very satisfying 3-1 victory over the Seattle Sounders FC at Banc of California Stadium last Sunday, October 11, Los Angeles Football Club suffered a 2-1 letdown at Providence Park (home of the Portland Timbers). The Whitecaps are playing their MLS home-games in the United States due to COVID-19 international travel...

  • LAFC Suffers in El Trafico 8

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Sep 3, 2020

    El Trafico never fails to deliver. This time the derby gave LAFC a one-two punch in their own house. Not only did the favored Black and Gold lose 2-0 at home to cross-town nemesis, the L.A. Galaxy, they also lost league MVP Carlos Vela for at least a couple of weeks. Adding insult to injury, the Galaxy also regained the lead in the all-time series between the rivals. "It was a terrible game for us," said LAFC head coach Bob Bradley, not mincing words: "It's a day where I'm going to take...

  • LAFC wake-up call against Seattle Sounders

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Sep 3, 2020

    "What, me worry?" Despite losing consecutive league matches to drop into a sixth-place tie in Major League Soccer'shighly competitive Western Conference, there is no panic in LAFC-ville. Yet, the 3-1 road-lossto the Seattle Sounders on Sunday night was a clear wake-up call for last season's winners of the MLS Supporters' Shield. Even Mad Magazine's Alfred E. Neuman would agree. "We're going through a very difficult stretch," said LAFC head coach Bob Bradley following the Seattle loss, the...

  • LAFC Loses 2nd Consecutive Match

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Aug 27, 2020

    "What, me worry?" Despite losing consecutive league matches to drop into a sixth-place tie in Major League Soccer's highly competitive Western Conference, there is no panic in LAFC-ville. Yet, the 3-1 road-loss to the Seattle Sounders on Sunday night was a clear wake-up call for last season's winners of the MLS Supporters' Shield. Even Mad Magazine's Alfred E. Neuman would agree. "We're going through a very difficult stretch," said LAFC head coach Bob Bradley following the Seattle loss, the...

  • LAFC Prepare for MLS is Back Season Restart

    Fred Altieri|Aug 13, 2020

    Get ready for El Trafico 8! LAFC and rival LA Galaxy will battle for the second time this season at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 22 at the Banc of California Stadium. It will be the first match for both teams as Major League Soccer resumes the 2020 season with reserved confidence. In a phased approach, MLS announced the first six of 18 additional regular season games scheduled for each team before playoffs begin. LAFC got knocked out in the Quarterfinals of the very successful MLS is Back...

  • LAFC Gets Knocked Out in Quarterfinals

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Aug 6, 2020

    LAFC's expectation of playing in the final week of the MLS is Back tournament in Florida were derailed by local darlings Orlando City SC in a 5-4 shootout following a 1-1 tie in regulation in. A stunning equalizer on a corner kick in the 90th minute by Orlando's Joao Moutinho snatched almost certain victory away from the Black and Gold, sending the match into uncertainty and finally pain. Surprisingly, the Lions of Orlando will now take on Minnesota United FC in Semifinal action. The winner...

  • LAFC Takes On Seattle in Round of 16 Clash

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Jul 23, 2020

    It's must-watch sports TV and digital streaming. LAFC will take on Western Conference rival Seattle Sounders in the Round of 16 stage of the MLS is Back Tournament at 8:00 p.m. PDT, Monday night, July 27 at the ESPN Complex near Orlando, Florida. The Black and Gold advanced by tying the Portland Timbers last Thursday night, 2-2, in their third match of Group F qualifying. "Certainly we've tried to continue being a team that pushes games, takes initiative," said LAFC head coach Bob Bradley....

  • LAFC Advances to Quarterfinals vs Orlando

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Jul 23, 2020

    The final score read LAFC 4, Seattle 1. It easily could have been 6-1 or perhaps 7-2. The Black and Gold erased most of the demons from last season's 3-1 MLS Playoff loss to the Sounders to advance to the Quarterfinals of the MLS is Back Tournament near Orlando, Florida. LAFC will now tackle local-favored but underdog Orlando City SC this Friday, July 30 at 4:30 p.m. PDT. Orlando City qualified for the Round of 16 by finishing first in Group A and then beat the Montreal Impact on a goal by Tesho...

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