by Chandrima Chatterjee @chandrimatweets Both teams entering today’s playoffs dramatics at Banc of California Stadium come onto the pitch in various states of funk after disappointing final matches. But they play for quite different reasons. Real Salt Lake are fighting a fight they did not anticipate, in many ways lucky for this final chance. LAFC have everything to win for. They have everything to fight … Continue reading LAFC, Playing for Everything.
by Kelly Landaverde @Kel_landaverde Los Angeles Football Club are looking to take advantage of the historic opportunity they have to clench a spot in the MLS semifinals in their inaugural season. Playing at home, the loyal LAFC fans and the great vibe at the Banc of California Stadium may give the Black & Gold “The Hope” they need to continue their positive journey. LAFC has … Continue reading Playoff Preview – Will LAFC Have What It Takes To Bring Down Real Salt Lake?
Featured Image courtesy LA Galaxy Toeing the Line as an LA Soccer Fan by Carrie Rapaport @newt_ripley I’ve been a soccer fan since I was a kid. Before the start of the current season, I made the unconventional choice to support BOTH Los Angeles MLS teams – LA Galaxy and LAFC. Though I’ve balanced my affection fairly well, I’ve been told repeatedly this is … Continue reading LA versus LA: Rivalry or Ruse
by Carrie Rapaport (originally posted August 2016) As an avid soccer fan and Twitter follower, over the last few years, I’ve seen increased momentum from the MLS Promotion/Relegation movement. Fans who wish to see a higher level of competition from their beloved teams often support movement between MLS, NASL and USL, while detractors insist that soccer’s popularity in the United States still has room for … Continue reading Could Aston Villa Be The Poster Child For the Promotion/Relegation Debate?
By Pola Henderson firstname.lastname@example.org “What is this cunt doing here?” Whoa! I looked at the screen again and the words were still there. I was reading a message board of one of the original supporters groups of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club. These guys had a whole thread about me, the newly-elected Director of Marketing and Merchandise of Section 8 Chicago, the independent association of Fire supporters. “Thanks for the … Continue reading The 12th Woman: Breaking Barriers as a Female Soccer Fan in America and France