17 Facts About LAFC


Los Angeles Football Club, commonly referred to as LAFC, is an American professional football team based in Los Angeles.

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LAFC announced Bob Bradley as its head coach in July 2017, joining general director John Thorrington in a search for players.

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LAFC designated player Diego Rossi scored the club's first-ever competitive goal in the 11th minute, assisted by Vela.

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LAFC accomplished the best regular season for an MLS expansion team, earning 57 points.

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On January 31,2018, LAFC announced that YouTube TV would be the club's first official shirt sponsor in addition to exclusively broadcasting the club's local matches in English.

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On October 11,2019, LAFC announced it would participate in a multi-year sleeve sponsorship deal with Target beginning with the club's 2020 season.

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On March 26,2021, upon the expiration of its sponsorship contract with YouTube TV, LAFC announced that FLEX, a power tool manufacturer headquartered in Steinheim an der Murr, Germany, would replace YouTube TV as the main shirt sponsor for the club.

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Shortly thereafter, LAFC announced that YouTube TV no longer held exclusive broadcasting rights over English language home matches.

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At the event attended by owners and construction crews, LAFC announced a 15-year, $100 million naming rights deal for the stadium with the Banc of California.

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LAFC took a grassroots approach to building the club by founding the LAFC academy and signing younger prospects including Americans Walker Zimmerman and Los Angeles native Tristan Blackmon, Portuguese draft pick Joao Moutinho, and Uruguayan prospect Diego Rossi.

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Seattle Sounders: LAFC's first game ever played was a win over the Seattle Sounders on March 4,2018, marking the earliest starting point of any of LAFC's on-field rivalries.

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LAFC's first-ever home game at Banc of California Stadium was a win over Seattle, ending in dramatic fashion with a 92nd-minute goal.

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In February 2020, LAFC owners began the process of buying out a 20 percent ownership stake held by Malaysian businessman Vincent Tan.

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All locally broadcast LAFC matches are televised in Spanish on Estrella TV station KRCA, with Francisco X Rivera as the lead play-by-play announcer.

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Regular local radio coverage of LAFC matches is provided in English by KSPN, with Dave Denholm serving as the radio play-by-play announcer.

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On July 8,2020, LAFC signed its first three Homegrown players from the academy in Club history – Tony Leone, Christian Torres and Erik Duenas.

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On March 12,2021, LAFC announced their partnership with USL Championship club Las Vegas Lights.

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