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The Champions League Dream Lives On

Carlos Vela netted his 43rd goal In his last 42 official matches.

Jesus Manriquez, Digital Executive Editor

February 28, 2020

Los Angeles Football Club’s first CONCACAF Champions League run is far from over after defeating Club Leon 3-0 at Banc of California Stadium,Thursday, February 27. The Black and Gold overturned the aggregate goal count against one of Mexico’s best, after losing 2-0 in Mexico last week. LAFC will ...

Time for LAFC to go ‘BOOM’

Ignacio Cervantes, Contributor

January 25, 2020

Saturday, January 25, Los Angeles Football Club’s twitter page sent out a friendly reminder to its followers -- “We’re back at The Banc tonight, come prepared.” Football in LA is back. At 7:30 p.m. Saturday night, Uruguay’s most storied team Club Atlético Peñarol will join LAFC at Banc...

Sounders Rob The Banc, Eliminate LAFC

Seattle Sounders lifted the Western Conference championship trophy on the Banc of California Stadium pitch following its 3-1 win over LA Football Club Tuesday, Oct. 29. Photo credit: Jesus Manriquez / EPM.

Ignacio Cervantes, Contributor

October 31, 2019

In Seattle Sounders 3-1 road victory at Banc of California Stadium Tuesday, Nicolas Lodeiro’s first half go-ahead goal flipped the script on LA Football Club. The win put Seattle in Sunday’s MLS Cup Final against Toronto FC. Unlikely Underdog Going into the match, Seattle wasn’t the better t...

LAFC Accepting Donations For Getty Fire First Responders and Victims

Ignacio Cervantes, Contributor

October 29, 2019

Following the gulf of flames that began ripping through the Downtown LA area near the Getty Center and along the 405 Freeway Monday, LA Football Club has announced they will be accepting donations to assist firefighters and victims. Between 4  p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, the LAFC tent outside of...

LAFC Gets Revenge in Playoffs

LAFC fans celebrate at the Banc of California Stadium as forward Amade Diamande nets his brace. The black and gold grabbed their first playoff win against the LA Galaxy on Thursday night with a score of 5-3

Ignacio Cervantes, Contributor

October 28, 2019

Beat crosstown rival LA Galaxy. Check. Win an MLS Cup playoff match. Check. Two of the top tasks we expected to be on LA Football Club’s to-do list at the start of 2019 are complete. Redemption Accomplished LAFC killed two birds with one stone Thursday, Oct. 24 in front of a sellout crowd at Banc of California S...

The Black And Gold…. And The Best: LAFC Clinch Their First Ever Title

Jesus Manriquez, Sports Editor

September 26, 2019

Los Angeles Football Club grabbed a 3-1 win against The Houston Dynamo and clinched the Supporters' Shield for the first time in club history. Forwards Carlos Vela, Diego Rossi and midfielder Eduard Atuesta scored for LAFC in a historic night for the club. LAFC quickly took control of the possessio...

The Galaxy Still Rules Los Angeles

Jesus Manriquez, writer

August 26, 2019

The fifth chapter of the young " El Trafico" derby took place on Sunday in an unreal, passionate atmosphere at the Banc of California Stadium. The Los Angeles Football Club went in looking for their first win against the LA Galaxy, but a brilliant 20 minutes in the first half from the LA Galaxy were en...

LAFC vs Real Salt Lake

Los Angeles Football Club captain Carlos Vela lines up for a corner kick during the first half against Real Salt Lake Saturday, March 23 at Banc of California Stadium. Photo credit: Ignacio Cervantes / El Paisano News

Jesus Manriquez, Reporter

March 25, 2019

Los Angeles Football Club grabbed a last minute 2-1 win against Real Salt Lake Saturday, March 23 at Banc of California Stadium. A long strike from defender Walker Zimmerman in stoppage time changed a game that seemed destined to end in a draw. LAFC got their taste of 'revenge' after Real Salt Lake eliminated...

MLS Opening Weekend: Double Fixture For Los Angeles

Jesus Manriquez, Reporter

February 28, 2019

MLS opening weekend comes to Los Angeles with a double fixture. Los Angeles Galaxy will face off against the Chicago Fire Saturday and LAFC goes up against Sporting Kansas City on Sunday. Both LA teams will look to improve from last season. LAFC fell out short after being upset in the first round ...

Major League Soccer: Vela’s penalty cancels out Ibrahimovic’s tally

Dejan Jakovic attempts to fend-off Zlatan Ibrahimovic during LAFC's visit to StubHub Center to face the Galaxy. Photo, Andres Martinez.

Ignacio Cervantes, Sports Editor

August 25, 2018

Friday night the Los Angeles Galaxy remained unbeaten against cross-town rival the Los Angeles Football Club after a 1-1 draw at StubHub Center. LAFC’s Carlos Vela converted from the penalty spot to cancel out Galaxy’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s first-half opener. The third edition of El Trafico was a ...

Major League Soccer: LAFC Uses Second Half to Get Passed Colorado

LAFC won the six points possible this week after beating Real Salt Lake Wednesday night and Colorado Rapids Sunday night. On Friday Aug. 24 they’ll play the LA derby against LA Galaxy.

Ramon Alvarado, Contributor

August 20, 2018

Lee Nguyen and Diego Rossi each netted a goal in the second half for the Los Angeles Football Club to pull away from the Colorado Rapids at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles Sunday, August 19. LAFC’s record improves to 12-7-6 on the year with the win, and they now look forward to their ...

LAFC Tie After Taking Lead for Second Time in Three Matches

LAFC Tie After Taking Lead for Second Time in Three Matches

Ignacio Cervantes, Reporter

May 14, 2018

Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) remain unbeaten at Banc of California Stadium after a 2-2 draw against New York City Football Club (NYCFC) May 13. The tie against the Eastern Conference opponent meant six in a row without losing for the Black and Gold. But it also meant the second of three games...

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