Category: LAFC

LAFC and Borussia Dortmund working together to share best practices

MLS team LAFC and Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund are unlikely bedfellows, but both trendy clubs have been working together behind the scenes. Speaking exclusively to World Soccer Talk during a recent visit to Miami, Borussia Dortmund Head of Business Development Benedikt Scholz said, “We’re very close to the LAFC franchise. We’ve learned from them how they handle marketing and how they handle the brand, which is completely different [to us]. “We came to know LAFC about a year and a half ago when they came to Dortmund. There was contact made through people at each club. They got to know ... Read more

With dueling coaching hires, the battle between LAFC and LA Galaxy is on

The news dropped like dueling sledgehammers on Wednesday morning: First, the LA Galaxy announced that they had fired manager Curt Onalfo and replaced him with Sigi Schmid. Then, not two hours later, the Galaxy’s new cross-town rivals answered. LAFC announced that it had landed former U.S. national team manager Bob Bradley as its first ever head coach. The battle to own Los Angeles is very much on – and, amazingly enough, it’s the Galaxy, with their six MLS Cups and global brand name, seem to be playing from behind. Mired in ninth place in the Western Conference and owners of ... Read more

2016’s 10 most intriguing names in US soccer

There are notable figures you may hear more about in 2016, but will they provide us with sufficient stacks of intrigue? In other words, are they supplying plot? Are there impending twists in their tale? We’ve picked out our 10 most intriguing men and women in US Soccer this year. (We left Jurgen Klinsmann off the list because the national team manager is intriguing by default; nothing new about 2016. Besides, he’s more “controversial” than “intriguing.” If we scratch out a “10 Most Controversial” list for the year, yeah, that man will be Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4.) They ... Read more

What LAFC’s stadium means for MLS; By Steve Davis

MLS supporters drool over big names who might one day grace the league. We bicker over managers and, increasingly, about the front office deciders who make the juicy personnel calls. We love to go a few rounds over broadcast talent. These are usually the domestic issues that keep the blogs and their comments sections busy, the top targets for debate among supporters and the chattering class. But the wisest among us understand something that has been true since day one in Major League Soccer: Nothing is more important in the big picture than stadium development. Nothing. Stadiums are the lifeblood ... Read more