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LAFC Season Pass Podcast | It Never Rains LA

LAFC Season Pass Podcast | It Never Rains LA

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LAFC Season Pass Podcast | It Never Rains LA

LAFC Season Pass Podcast | It Never Rains LA

LAFC Season Pass Podcast | It Never Rains LA

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LAFC // NEWS //Buying the black & gold ticket, taking the ride.Ryan Wallerson (Writer-At-Large) & Alex Dwyer (MLSsoccer.com)Theme: Sean Dwyer (IG @dweezus818)Art: Adam Talan (IG @thedirtyboy)

Latest Episodes

LAFC Season Pass S02/E12: Seattle Sounders Recap, LAFC's Leadership, Orlando City SC Preview

Los Angeles Football Club eliminated the defending MLS Cup champion Seattle Sounders from the MLS is Back tournament with its best performance since arriving in Orlando. From the opening whistle of the round-of-sixteen match up against Seattle to the final moments of the game, LAFC dictated the pace of the match with a relentless attack and an admirable effort on the defensive end. If LAFC can maintain that level of play for three more games, the team will be difficult to eliminate for any of the seven remaining clubs. The first to try will be Orlando City SC, the de facto hosts of the competition. The MLS is back tournament has been Orlando's brightest moment since its inaugural season, and the club is trending in the right direction no matter the result of its quarterfinal clash with LAFC, but it will take the Lion's best performance to date to defeat the black and gold. Ryan Wallerson of the Los Angeles Daily News, Writer at Large Alex Dwyer and the long lost Josh Gross(!!!) have gotten the original band back together for the duration of the tournament. On this fifth episode since the restart, the crew recaps the first knockout stage matchup against Seattle and previews the quarterfinal showdown with Orlando City! MLS is Back, LAFC is back, Season Pass is back!

37 MIN1 w ago
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LAFC Season Pass S02/E12: Seattle Sounders Recap, LAFC's Leadership, Orlando City SC Preview

LAFC Season Pass S02/E11: Portland Timbers Recap, LAFC Goalkeeper Battle, Seattle Sounders Preview

Los Angeles Football Club came close to winning group F, but the team's 2-2 draw against the Portland Timbers in the group stage finale left it in the runner up position. Instead of playing FC Cincinnati as group winners, the club now faces a rematch of last year's western conference finals against the defending champion Seattle Sounders. Seattle went winless its first two matches, a scoreless draw with San Jose and a 1-0 loss to the Chicago Fire, before registering a 3-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps to earn a place in the knockout stage. LAFC went undefeated during group stage play but finished with only one victory in the three matches, an emphatic 6-2 victory over the Galaxy in the second match. Seattle's offense took time to gain traction in the tournament; the Sounders scored just one goal in its first two games before the three-goal outburst against Vancouver, but defensively, the two goals in allowed in the loss to Chicago were the only goals conceded by Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei. LAFC did well in limiting its group stage opponents offensive chances, but failed far to often when those chances came about. That ominous trend tells the story of the seven goals the club allowed. Ryan Wallerson of the Los Angeles Daily News, Writer at Large Alex Dwyer and the long lost Josh Gross(!!!) have gotten the original band back together for the duration of the tournament. On this fourth episode since the restart, the crew discusses the group stage and previews the first knockout stage matchup against Seattle. MLS is Back, LAFC is back, Season Pass is back!

37 MIN2 w ago
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LAFC Season Pass S02/E11: Portland Timbers Recap, LAFC Goalkeeper Battle, Seattle Sounders Preview

LAFC Season Pass S02/E10: L.A. Derby Recap, Portland Timbers Preview, L.A. Times Kevin Baxter

It was the L.A. Derby that Los Angeles Football Club fans have dreamed of since the team's inception, but not a single supporter was in the house to see it. LAFC burnt the barn against the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday, trouncing their crosstown rivals 6-2 in both team's second group stage of the MLS is Back tournament. With four points earned through two matches after the weekend's big victory over the Galaxy, LAFC controls its own group stage destiny. A victory against the Portland Timbers would clinch group F for LAFC and put it through to the group stage at the top seeded team in the group; LAFC is assured to advance regardless of Thursday's result, but three more points to add to the season's tally are up for grabs. Ryan Wallerson of the Los Angeles Daily News, Writer at Large Alex Dwyer and the long lost Josh Gross(!!!) have gotten the original band back together for the duration of the tournament. On this third episode since the restart, Los Angeles Times reporter joins the cast to talk everything L.A. Derby and preview LAFC's match against Portland. MLS is Back, LAFC is back, Season Pass is back!

44 MIN2 w ago
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LAFC Season Pass S02/E10: L.A. Derby Recap, Portland Timbers Preview, L.A. Times Kevin Baxter

LAFC Season Pass S02/E09: LAFC vs Houston Recap, L.A. Derby Preview, Vince La Rosa Guest Hosts

After four sad months away, Los Angeles Football Club returned to the pitch for the first time on Monday July 13th against the Houston Dynamo. Both teams were making their "MLS is Back "tournament debuts, and both came to play in their scoring boots. The Dynamo put LAFC in a 3-1 halftime hole behind a brace from homegrown forward Memo Rodriguez and a header from Alberth Elis deep in stoppage time, but Bradley Wright-Phillips got the club on the board in the first, and goals from Diego Rossi and Brian Rodriguez in the second half allowed LAFC to escape the match with a point. On Saturday, LAFC will look for three points in what has been one of the most anticipated matches of the group stage since the tournament groups were first drawn. LAFC will face the Galaxy in the first L.A. Derby held on neutral ground, but the importance of the match isn't limited to the rivalry. LAFC (1 point) and the Galaxy (0 points) are both looking up at the Portland Timbers (3 points) and Dynamo (1 point & tiebreaker) in the Group F standings. A victory in the match will reinvigorate the winner's hopes of advancing to the knockout stage; the loser would be to doomed. A draw does little for both. Ryan Wallerson of the Los Angeles Daily News, Writer at Large Alex Dwyer and the long lost Josh Gross(!!!) have gotten the original band back together for the duration of the tournament. For the second episode ahead of LAFC's second group stage match against the Galaxy, Vince La Rosa joins the cast to discuss LAFC's performance in the first match and set the scene for the upcoming trafico! L.A. Derby coming soon from Orlando!

64 MIN3 w ago
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LAFC Season Pass S02/E09: LAFC vs Houston Recap, L.A. Derby Preview, Vince La Rosa Guest Hosts

LAFC Season Pass S02/E08: The Original Trio Returns, MLS Is Back Tournament Preview, Max Bretos

After three months, Los Angeles Football Club is set to make its long-awaited return to the soccer pitch! As LAFC prepares to compete in the MLS Is Back Tournament, it does so without talisman Carlos Vela, who has decided to withdraw from the tournament to stay on the west coast with his pregnant wife. The reigning MLS MVP will be missed on the pitch, but LAFC has many other sources of offense that will have to step up and pick up the slack for the absent captain. LAFC will play its first match of the tournament group stage on Monday July 13th against the Houston Dynamo, with matches against the Los Angeles Galaxy (7/18) and Portland Timbers (7/23) to follow. LAFC's group F is widely considered the strongest of the tournament, so LAFC will have to work to punch a ticket into the knockout round. All this as the specter of COVID 19 looms over the competition, the country and the world. Ryan Wallerson of the Los Angeles Daily News, Writer at Large Alex Dwyer and the long lost Josh Gross(!!!) have gotten the original band back together for the duration of the tournament. On this first episode ahead of the first whistle, LAFC commentator Max Bretos joins the cast to talk everything LAFC, Vela and tournament expectations MLS is Back, LAFC is back, Season Pass is back!

50 MINJUL 8
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LAFC Season Pass S02/E08: The Original Trio Returns, MLS Is Back Tournament Preview, Max Bretos

LAFC Season Pass S02/E07: Philadelphia Union Review, LAFC Improvements, Cruz Azul Round I Preview

It's not an exaggeration to call Los Angeles Football Club's second league match of the season against the Philadelphia Union an instant classic. The Union took three separate one-goal leads on LAFC, but non of them lasted ten minutes. More early season magic from Carlos Vela and Diego Rossi, as well as a defender's goal from centerback Eddie Segura, lifted LAFC to a point at home. Now, the team's focus is on CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal opponent Cruz Azul. The Liga MX club will travel to Banc of California Stadium on Thursday (3/12/20) for the first leg before the teams play the second match of the round in Mexico City's Estadio Azteca on 3/18/20. Ryan Wallerson of the Los Angeles Daily News and Writer at Large Alex Dwyer are once again joined by Tigers Supporter Group member and youth soccer coach Pierce Maher to talk about the match against Philadelphia, preview the first leg of the CONCACAF semifinal and discuss the biggest concerns for the club as Cruz Azul looms on the horizon.

31 MINMAR 11
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LAFC Season Pass S02/E07: Philadelphia Union Review, LAFC Improvements, Cruz Azul Round I Preview

LAFC Season Pass S02/E06: Club Leon Round II & Inter Miami Recap, Vela Magic, Philadelphia Preview

After Tuesday's 3-0 victory over Club Leon at the Banc, Los Angeles Football Club advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2020 CONCACAF Champions League. Read that again, because it still feels surreal to type. The CONCACAF comeback, fueled by late goals from Carlos Vela and Diego Rossi, was one of the most important results in club history. Not even a loss to Inter Miami in the Major League Soccer season opener would have dampened the vibe around the team coming off such a momentous match on the international stage. Unfortunately for Rodolfo Pizarro, Lee Nguyen, David Beckham and the rest of Inter Miami, Carlos Vela (happy belated birthday from the Season Pass family to the captain!) had enough magic in his left foot to guide LAFC to a second win in four days and one of the best weeks ever for the black and gold universe. Next for LAFC will be the second league match of the season against the Philadelphia Union. The club will host Cruz Azul to begin the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal just four days later, so Bob Bradley & co. have to begin thinking about how to navigate a busy beginning to the 2020 season. Ryan Wallerson of the Los Angeles Daily News and Writer at Large (he said small, but we all know Dweezy is anything but) Alex Dwyer are once again joined by Tigers Supporter Group member and youth soccer coach Pierce Maher to talk about the second leg against Leon, the season opener against Inter Miami and discuss the biggest concerns for the club moving forward towards Philly and Cruz Azul.

34 MINMAR 5
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LAFC Season Pass S02/E06: Club Leon Round II & Inter Miami Recap, Vela Magic, Philadelphia Preview

LAFC Season Pass S02/E05: Club Leon Round I Recap, Club Leon Round II Preview, Inter Miami Preview

After Tuesday's 2-0 defeat to Club Leon deep in the heart of Mexico, Los Angeles Football Club has a lot of work to do if it wants to move onto the quarterfinals of the 2020 CONCACAF Champions League. Leon didn't completely overwhelm LAFC in the first leg of this round-of-sixteen match up. However, the Liga MX club beat the black and gold at its own game. Leon stayed on the attack from start to finish and if the home team was more clinical with its own chances, LAFC would be returning to the Banc in an ever larger hole. Conversely, LAFC squandered all of its chances, some very good, to grab a road goal out of Estadio Leon. Leon scored two goals in the first leg, both coming on bad moments from LAFC outside backs. In the 21st minute, right back Tristan Blackmon slipped in the box, giving Jean Meneses a clean shot at goal. Seconds from the end regulation, Angel Mena beat Mohamed El-Munir and scored Leon's second. If LAFC are going to climb out of this hole and win the round, it'll take one of the best performances in club history to do it. Time will tell if the black and gold are up to the task, but one factor inevitably on LAFC's side: 22,000+ fans and supporters will pack the Banc on Thursday, Feb. 27th to cheer on the comeback. Ryan Wallerson of the Los Angeles Daily News and Writer at Large (he said small, but we all know Dweezy is anything but) Alex Dwyer are once again joined by Tigers Supporter Group member and youth soccer coach Pierce Maher to talk about the first leg, preview the second, and also look forward to the Major League Soccer season opener against Inter Miami just three days later.

34 MINFEB 22
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LAFC Season Pass S02/E05: Club Leon Round I Recap, Club Leon Round II Preview, Inter Miami Preview

LAFC Season Pass S02/E04: Toronto F.C. Recap, Olympic Players Return, Leon Awaits

LAFC completed an undefeated preseason with Wednesday's victory over Toronto F.C., but all the work that Bob Bradley & C.o have put into the preseason was in preparation for the club's Champions League debut. The warm up period is over; Leon awaits on the other side of President's Day weekend. Uruguayan forward Brian Rodriguez continued his preseason dominance, scoring his third goal in three matches for LAFC against Toronto. Carlos Vela and newly minted academy legend Christian Torres scored the other goals in LAFC's 3-1 victory on Wednesday. It's always good to see the MVP contributing to the offense, but watching the 15-year-old Torres, the first academy player to score in a senior team match, find the back of the net was a heartwarming moment for the entire organization. Now it gets real. LAFC will play its inaugural CONCACAF Champions League match against Leon on Tuesday, and though the team looked impressive this preseason, LAFC still has many roster questions as it heads to Mexico to try to get a result on the road in arguably the biggest game in the club's short history to date. Ryan Wallerson of the Los Angeles Daily News and Writer at Large (he said small, but we all know Dweezy is anything but) Alex Dwyer are joined by Tigers Supporter Group member and youth soccer coach Pierce Maher to talk about the Toronto F.C. match, how LAFC should balance returning players with those who participated in the full preseason, and begin to look toward Leon.

34 MINFEB 15
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LAFC Season Pass S02/E04: Toronto F.C. Recap, Olympic Players Return, Leon Awaits

LAFC Season Pass S02/E03: FC Dallas Match Recap, Brian Rodriguez Balls Out, New MLS CBA

LAFC and FC Dallas played to a 2-2 draw at the Banc in the third preseason game of 2020, but even without a third consecutive preseason victory, there were plenty of positives for Bob Bradley & Co. to take from the match. Uruguayan forward Brian Rodriguez scored a goal in his second consecutive match, multiple LAFC players went the full 90 minutes and the team remains undefeated in the preseason (Bob Bradley doesn't care. It's preseason). LAFC has one more preseason match, on Feb. 12 against Toronto FC, before the team heads to Mexico to face Leon on the 18th. LAFC still has plenty of preparation to do for its CONCACAF Champions League debut, but Thursday's draw was another step in the right direction. Ryan Wallerson of the Los Angeles Daily News and Writer at Large (he said small, but we all know Dweezy is anything but) Alex Dwyer are again joined by Tigers Supporter Group member and youth soccer coach Pierce Maher (get used to him!) to talk about the FC Dallas match, LAFC's biggest roster questions at this stage in preseason and the new collective bargaining agreement that the league signed hours before Thursday's match against Dallas. No work stoppage!!!

40 MINFEB 7
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LAFC Season Pass S02/E03: FC Dallas Match Recap, Brian Rodriguez Balls Out, New MLS CBA

Latest Episodes

LAFC Season Pass S02/E12: Seattle Sounders Recap, LAFC's Leadership, Orlando City SC Preview

Los Angeles Football Club eliminated the defending MLS Cup champion Seattle Sounders from the MLS is Back tournament with its best performance since arriving in Orlando. From the opening whistle of the round-of-sixteen match up against Seattle to the final moments of the game, LAFC dictated the pace of the match with a relentless attack and an admirable effort on the defensive end. If LAFC can maintain that level of play for three more games, the team will be difficult to eliminate for any of the seven remaining clubs. The first to try will be Orlando City SC, the de facto hosts of the competition. The MLS is back tournament has been Orlando's brightest moment since its inaugural season, and the club is trending in the right direction no matter the result of its quarterfinal clash with LAFC, but it will take the Lion's best performance to date to defeat the black and gold. Ryan Wallerson of the Los Angeles Daily News, Writer at Large Alex Dwyer and the long lost Josh Gross(!!!) have gotten the original band back together for the duration of the tournament. On this fifth episode since the restart, the crew recaps the first knockout stage matchup against Seattle and previews the quarterfinal showdown with Orlando City! MLS is Back, LAFC is back, Season Pass is back!

37 MIN1 w ago
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LAFC Season Pass S02/E12: Seattle Sounders Recap, LAFC's Leadership, Orlando City SC Preview

LAFC Season Pass S02/E11: Portland Timbers Recap, LAFC Goalkeeper Battle, Seattle Sounders Preview

Los Angeles Football Club came close to winning group F, but the team's 2-2 draw against the Portland Timbers in the group stage finale left it in the runner up position. Instead of playing FC Cincinnati as group winners, the club now faces a rematch of last year's western conference finals against the defending champion Seattle Sounders. Seattle went winless its first two matches, a scoreless draw with San Jose and a 1-0 loss to the Chicago Fire, before registering a 3-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps to earn a place in the knockout stage. LAFC went undefeated during group stage play but finished with only one victory in the three matches, an emphatic 6-2 victory over the Galaxy in the second match. Seattle's offense took time to gain traction in the tournament; the Sounders scored just one goal in its first two games before the three-goal outburst against Vancouver, but defensively, the two goals in allowed in the loss to Chicago were the only goals conceded by Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei. LAFC did well in limiting its group stage opponents offensive chances, but failed far to often when those chances came about. That ominous trend tells the story of the seven goals the club allowed. Ryan Wallerson of the Los Angeles Daily News, Writer at Large Alex Dwyer and the long lost Josh Gross(!!!) have gotten the original band back together for the duration of the tournament. On this fourth episode since the restart, the crew discusses the group stage and previews the first knockout stage matchup against Seattle. MLS is Back, LAFC is back, Season Pass is back!

37 MIN2 w ago
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LAFC Season Pass S02/E11: Portland Timbers Recap, LAFC Goalkeeper Battle, Seattle Sounders Preview

LAFC Season Pass S02/E10: L.A. Derby Recap, Portland Timbers Preview, L.A. Times Kevin Baxter

It was the L.A. Derby that Los Angeles Football Club fans have dreamed of since the team's inception, but not a single supporter was in the house to see it. LAFC burnt the barn against the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday, trouncing their crosstown rivals 6-2 in both team's second group stage of the MLS is Back tournament. With four points earned through two matches after the weekend's big victory over the Galaxy, LAFC controls its own group stage destiny. A victory against the Portland Timbers would clinch group F for LAFC and put it through to the group stage at the top seeded team in the group; LAFC is assured to advance regardless of Thursday's result, but three more points to add to the season's tally are up for grabs. Ryan Wallerson of the Los Angeles Daily News, Writer at Large Alex Dwyer and the long lost Josh Gross(!!!) have gotten the original band back together for the duration of the tournament. On this third episode since the restart, Los Angeles Times reporter joins the cast to talk everything L.A. Derby and preview LAFC's match against Portland. MLS is Back, LAFC is back, Season Pass is back!

44 MIN2 w ago
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LAFC Season Pass S02/E10: L.A. Derby Recap, Portland Timbers Preview, L.A. Times Kevin Baxter

LAFC Season Pass S02/E09: LAFC vs Houston Recap, L.A. Derby Preview, Vince La Rosa Guest Hosts

After four sad months away, Los Angeles Football Club returned to the pitch for the first time on Monday July 13th against the Houston Dynamo. Both teams were making their "MLS is Back "tournament debuts, and both came to play in their scoring boots. The Dynamo put LAFC in a 3-1 halftime hole behind a brace from homegrown forward Memo Rodriguez and a header from Alberth Elis deep in stoppage time, but Bradley Wright-Phillips got the club on the board in the first, and goals from Diego Rossi and Brian Rodriguez in the second half allowed LAFC to escape the match with a point. On Saturday, LAFC will look for three points in what has been one of the most anticipated matches of the group stage since the tournament groups were first drawn. LAFC will face the Galaxy in the first L.A. Derby held on neutral ground, but the importance of the match isn't limited to the rivalry. LAFC (1 point) and the Galaxy (0 points) are both looking up at the Portland Timbers (3 points) and Dynamo (1 point & tiebreaker) in the Group F standings. A victory in the match will reinvigorate the winner's hopes of advancing to the knockout stage; the loser would be to doomed. A draw does little for both. Ryan Wallerson of the Los Angeles Daily News, Writer at Large Alex Dwyer and the long lost Josh Gross(!!!) have gotten the original band back together for the duration of the tournament. For the second episode ahead of LAFC's second group stage match against the Galaxy, Vince La Rosa joins the cast to discuss LAFC's performance in the first match and set the scene for the upcoming trafico! L.A. Derby coming soon from Orlando!

64 MIN3 w ago
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LAFC Season Pass S02/E09: LAFC vs Houston Recap, L.A. Derby Preview, Vince La Rosa Guest Hosts

LAFC Season Pass S02/E08: The Original Trio Returns, MLS Is Back Tournament Preview, Max Bretos

After three months, Los Angeles Football Club is set to make its long-awaited return to the soccer pitch! As LAFC prepares to compete in the MLS Is Back Tournament, it does so without talisman Carlos Vela, who has decided to withdraw from the tournament to stay on the west coast with his pregnant wife. The reigning MLS MVP will be missed on the pitch, but LAFC has many other sources of offense that will have to step up and pick up the slack for the absent captain. LAFC will play its first match of the tournament group stage on Monday July 13th against the Houston Dynamo, with matches against the Los Angeles Galaxy (7/18) and Portland Timbers (7/23) to follow. LAFC's group F is widely considered the strongest of the tournament, so LAFC will have to work to punch a ticket into the knockout round. All this as the specter of COVID 19 looms over the competition, the country and the world. Ryan Wallerson of the Los Angeles Daily News, Writer at Large Alex Dwyer and the long lost Josh Gross(!!!) have gotten the original band back together for the duration of the tournament. On this first episode ahead of the first whistle, LAFC commentator Max Bretos joins the cast to talk everything LAFC, Vela and tournament expectations MLS is Back, LAFC is back, Season Pass is back!

50 MINJUL 8
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LAFC Season Pass S02/E08: The Original Trio Returns, MLS Is Back Tournament Preview, Max Bretos

LAFC Season Pass S02/E07: Philadelphia Union Review, LAFC Improvements, Cruz Azul Round I Preview

It's not an exaggeration to call Los Angeles Football Club's second league match of the season against the Philadelphia Union an instant classic. The Union took three separate one-goal leads on LAFC, but non of them lasted ten minutes. More early season magic from Carlos Vela and Diego Rossi, as well as a defender's goal from centerback Eddie Segura, lifted LAFC to a point at home. Now, the team's focus is on CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal opponent Cruz Azul. The Liga MX club will travel to Banc of California Stadium on Thursday (3/12/20) for the first leg before the teams play the second match of the round in Mexico City's Estadio Azteca on 3/18/20. Ryan Wallerson of the Los Angeles Daily News and Writer at Large Alex Dwyer are once again joined by Tigers Supporter Group member and youth soccer coach Pierce Maher to talk about the match against Philadelphia, preview the first leg of the CONCACAF semifinal and discuss the biggest concerns for the club as Cruz Azul looms on the horizon.

31 MINMAR 11
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LAFC Season Pass S02/E07: Philadelphia Union Review, LAFC Improvements, Cruz Azul Round I Preview

LAFC Season Pass S02/E06: Club Leon Round II & Inter Miami Recap, Vela Magic, Philadelphia Preview

After Tuesday's 3-0 victory over Club Leon at the Banc, Los Angeles Football Club advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2020 CONCACAF Champions League. Read that again, because it still feels surreal to type. The CONCACAF comeback, fueled by late goals from Carlos Vela and Diego Rossi, was one of the most important results in club history. Not even a loss to Inter Miami in the Major League Soccer season opener would have dampened the vibe around the team coming off such a momentous match on the international stage. Unfortunately for Rodolfo Pizarro, Lee Nguyen, David Beckham and the rest of Inter Miami, Carlos Vela (happy belated birthday from the Season Pass family to the captain!) had enough magic in his left foot to guide LAFC to a second win in four days and one of the best weeks ever for the black and gold universe. Next for LAFC will be the second league match of the season against the Philadelphia Union. The club will host Cruz Azul to begin the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal just four days later, so Bob Bradley & co. have to begin thinking about how to navigate a busy beginning to the 2020 season. Ryan Wallerson of the Los Angeles Daily News and Writer at Large (he said small, but we all know Dweezy is anything but) Alex Dwyer are once again joined by Tigers Supporter Group member and youth soccer coach Pierce Maher to talk about the second leg against Leon, the season opener against Inter Miami and discuss the biggest concerns for the club moving forward towards Philly and Cruz Azul.

34 MINMAR 5
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LAFC Season Pass S02/E06: Club Leon Round II & Inter Miami Recap, Vela Magic, Philadelphia Preview

LAFC Season Pass S02/E05: Club Leon Round I Recap, Club Leon Round II Preview, Inter Miami Preview

After Tuesday's 2-0 defeat to Club Leon deep in the heart of Mexico, Los Angeles Football Club has a lot of work to do if it wants to move onto the quarterfinals of the 2020 CONCACAF Champions League. Leon didn't completely overwhelm LAFC in the first leg of this round-of-sixteen match up. However, the Liga MX club beat the black and gold at its own game. Leon stayed on the attack from start to finish and if the home team was more clinical with its own chances, LAFC would be returning to the Banc in an ever larger hole. Conversely, LAFC squandered all of its chances, some very good, to grab a road goal out of Estadio Leon. Leon scored two goals in the first leg, both coming on bad moments from LAFC outside backs. In the 21st minute, right back Tristan Blackmon slipped in the box, giving Jean Meneses a clean shot at goal. Seconds from the end regulation, Angel Mena beat Mohamed El-Munir and scored Leon's second. If LAFC are going to climb out of this hole and win the round, it'll take one of the best performances in club history to do it. Time will tell if the black and gold are up to the task, but one factor inevitably on LAFC's side: 22,000+ fans and supporters will pack the Banc on Thursday, Feb. 27th to cheer on the comeback. Ryan Wallerson of the Los Angeles Daily News and Writer at Large (he said small, but we all know Dweezy is anything but) Alex Dwyer are once again joined by Tigers Supporter Group member and youth soccer coach Pierce Maher to talk about the first leg, preview the second, and also look forward to the Major League Soccer season opener against Inter Miami just three days later.

34 MINFEB 22
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LAFC Season Pass S02/E05: Club Leon Round I Recap, Club Leon Round II Preview, Inter Miami Preview

LAFC Season Pass S02/E04: Toronto F.C. Recap, Olympic Players Return, Leon Awaits

LAFC completed an undefeated preseason with Wednesday's victory over Toronto F.C., but all the work that Bob Bradley & C.o have put into the preseason was in preparation for the club's Champions League debut. The warm up period is over; Leon awaits on the other side of President's Day weekend. Uruguayan forward Brian Rodriguez continued his preseason dominance, scoring his third goal in three matches for LAFC against Toronto. Carlos Vela and newly minted academy legend Christian Torres scored the other goals in LAFC's 3-1 victory on Wednesday. It's always good to see the MVP contributing to the offense, but watching the 15-year-old Torres, the first academy player to score in a senior team match, find the back of the net was a heartwarming moment for the entire organization. Now it gets real. LAFC will play its inaugural CONCACAF Champions League match against Leon on Tuesday, and though the team looked impressive this preseason, LAFC still has many roster questions as it heads to Mexico to try to get a result on the road in arguably the biggest game in the club's short history to date. Ryan Wallerson of the Los Angeles Daily News and Writer at Large (he said small, but we all know Dweezy is anything but) Alex Dwyer are joined by Tigers Supporter Group member and youth soccer coach Pierce Maher to talk about the Toronto F.C. match, how LAFC should balance returning players with those who participated in the full preseason, and begin to look toward Leon.

34 MINFEB 15
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LAFC Season Pass S02/E04: Toronto F.C. Recap, Olympic Players Return, Leon Awaits

LAFC Season Pass S02/E03: FC Dallas Match Recap, Brian Rodriguez Balls Out, New MLS CBA

LAFC and FC Dallas played to a 2-2 draw at the Banc in the third preseason game of 2020, but even without a third consecutive preseason victory, there were plenty of positives for Bob Bradley & Co. to take from the match. Uruguayan forward Brian Rodriguez scored a goal in his second consecutive match, multiple LAFC players went the full 90 minutes and the team remains undefeated in the preseason (Bob Bradley doesn't care. It's preseason). LAFC has one more preseason match, on Feb. 12 against Toronto FC, before the team heads to Mexico to face Leon on the 18th. LAFC still has plenty of preparation to do for its CONCACAF Champions League debut, but Thursday's draw was another step in the right direction. Ryan Wallerson of the Los Angeles Daily News and Writer at Large (he said small, but we all know Dweezy is anything but) Alex Dwyer are again joined by Tigers Supporter Group member and youth soccer coach Pierce Maher (get used to him!) to talk about the FC Dallas match, LAFC's biggest roster questions at this stage in preseason and the new collective bargaining agreement that the league signed hours before Thursday's match against Dallas. No work stoppage!!!

40 MINFEB 7
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LAFC Season Pass S02/E03: FC Dallas Match Recap, Brian Rodriguez Balls Out, New MLS CBA
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