Away Days Match Preview: OPEN CUP at Real Salt Lake

MATCH PREVIEW:

This will mark the second meeting of 2019 between LAFC and RSL after the Black & Gold earned a thrilling 2-1 victory over Salt Lake on March 23 at Banc of California Stadium.

In the Club’s first year of participation in 2018, LAFC advanced to the U.S. Open Cup Semifinals after earning victories over Fresno FC (2-0), Sacramento Republic FC (3-2) and Portland Timbers (3-2). The Club battled the Houston Dynamo to a 3-3 draw before falling 7-6 in a penalty kick shootout.

IN UTAH FOR THE MATCH?:

Tickets for the designated LAFC supporter section are available for purchase here: https://tix.axs.com/Tps5FwAAAAAJKlMaAgAAAADY%2fv%2f%2f%2fwD%2f%2f%2f%2f%2fA3NjcAD%2f%2f%2f%2f%2f%2f%2f%2f%2f%2fw%3d%3d?fbclid=IwAR2cSzRWTPro3tHe6CB8Q92Rdwa0XeRcn1YeKLAz6EZlBvLyxiuP5C4FC_A

*Must provide your own transportation and lodging.

Helpful tips:

- All away supporters may be held in the section for up to 30 minutes after the final whistle, so be sure to use the restrooms before the 80th minute.

- Keep a close eye on your belongings — especially your scarves.

WATCH PARTIES AROUND THE CITY OF ANGELS:

Black Army, Cuervos:: 28 West Sports Bar, 28 W Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801

District 9 Ultras: 11466 Chandler Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601.
Senor Pepe's Mexican Restaurant 8450 Granite Falls Dr. Bakersfield, CA 93312

Expo Originals: Arts District Brewing Co. 828 Traction Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90013

Los Lucky's: Lucky Baldwin's Pub 17 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91105

Armada The Fields LA 3939 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90037

Empire Boys: Jersey's Restaurant & Lounge 1197 Magnolia Ave. Corona, CA 92879

Krew: Iron Triangle Brewing Co. 1581 industrial St. Los Angeles, CA 90021.

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SING ALONG

Away matches is when our team needs you the most. Our goal is to bring a little flavor of The North End to any and all away venues. You can find a growing list of our songs and chants on our Instagram IGTV, tag a friend in the comments of the videos to help them learn the lyrics.

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Inside 3252 Away Days: Timbers toppled

Opening remarks

There are always ghosts in a stadium opener — a spiritual encounter that occurs when asphalt and steel show up at a christening. The stage was set for Soccer City, USA to chart off on new history. Then 6 minutes passed and the left foot of Carlos Vela exorcised the newly upgraded Providence Park of its Timbers spirit.

An errant pass by goal keeper Jeff Attinella led the LA Captain to slot away the opening goal. LA fans, who had arrived in droves all weekend long, celebrated in traditional Beer Shower fashion, this time with IPA and Tillamook dairy product raining from the sky.

Photos by Edgar Garibay, @garibayphoto on Instagram

The hits keep on coming

The slugfest between the Western Conference clubs continued across 90 minutes with sustained pressure and physicality resulting in considerable friction between teams and supporters. Chants of “We’ll sing for you Timbers” and “Mighty PTFC”  were met with  “Dale Black and Gold “,  “Jump For LA Football Club” and the launch of the song known as “LO LO

Each Away Day has served as an opportunity to expand on what 90 MIN+ means to an LAFC supporter. Portland is famed as a city in love with their teams. They did not disappoint. Every bar and restaurant was decked out in Timber green. The creeping feeling of existing in enemy territory was a fun and lively one as the Black and Gold dispersed through the city — breaking up the green as they saw.

Shoutout to The 3252 away travel coordinators for not only organizing another successful pre-match bar, but finding the bar that would host close to 400 supporters in a Champions League Final Viewing party earlier in the day.

When LA goes marching in

A weekend filled with the beautiful hikes through the mountains and the breweries of Rose City continued with our march to the match. For a half-mile the march took the 3252 through Burnside directly through the city. We were met by Timbers fans, standing outside the local haunts both flipping us off and passing high-fives.

Photos by Photo by EJ Medellin @einsteinjhammer on Instagram, @einsteinjhammer on Twitter

Waiting and waiting and waiting

The one real low point was how long the 3252 were waiting outside the visitor’s entrance. For over an hour, we waited in what was essentially a narrow alleyway — a dangerous circumstance for supporters, especially the kids and parents who were battling the heat. LAFC staff did try to mitigate the situation by providing some water to our members.

The final tally of traveling support came in at 750+, more than double the support from last year’s trip to Portland. A reputation for strong travel is becoming the signature for LAFC and that’s in thanks to supporters in LA and abroad who choose this team time and time again as a club worth traveling for. Love.

At the end of 8 MINUTES OF STOPPAGE TIME  :/  the 3-2 scoreline rang through the new Providence Park. A piece of the Black & Gold forever preserved in the city of Roses.  

LO LO LO LO LO LO LO LO

By 3252 member Josh Lee, contributing writer

SING ALONG

Away matches is when our team needs you the most. Our goal is to bring a little flavor of The North End to any and all away venues. You can find a growing list of our songs and chants on our Instagram IGTV, tag a friend in the comments of the videos to help them learn the lyrics.

Become a member of The 3252

Click here for more information about membership.

Away Days Match Preview: Portland Timbers

Match preview:

LAFC (10-1-4; 34 points) hits the road again this weekend as the Club gets set to face the Portland Timbers on Saturday, June 1 in the first game of 2019 at Providence Park. Kickoff in Portland is set for 7:30 p.m. PT and will be broadcast live on ESPN2, ESPN 710 and KFWB 980. In the first meeting of the season, the Black & Gold defeated the Timbers 4-1 on March 10 at Banc of California Stadium.

The Club extended its unbeaten streak to seven matches after downing the Montreal Impact 4-2 on Friday evening at Banc of California Stadium. Goals from Christian Ramirez, Carlos Vela, Latif Blessing and Tristan Blackmon gave the Black & Gold their tenth win of the season, and seventh at home.

In Portland for the match?:

Join us at McMenamins Ringlers Pub, 1332 W Burnside St. Portland, OR 97209 starting at 11:30 a.m. to watch the Champions League Final and meet up with fellow LAFC supporters and 3252 members.

March to the match will take place around 4:45 p.m. from McMenamins.

If not participating in the march to the match meet at Portland's Providence Park Entry Gate G - 20th Ave. no later than 5:30 p.m. it is the closest gate to the supporters' section.

Helpful tips:

- There is a parade and run happening near Providence Park around kickoff time click here for more info.

- Any flags 6 ft and under are permitted, PVC poles only.

- All away supporters will be held in the section for up to 30 minutes after the final whistle, so be sure to use the restrooms before the 80th minute.

- Keep a close eye on your belongings — especially your scarves.

Watch parties around the city of Angels:

Black Army, Expo Originals, Armada, Tigers Supporter Group: The Fields LA 3939 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90037

Cuervos: Barney's Beanery Burbank 205 N. 1st St. Burbank, CA 91502

District 9 Ultras: 11466 Chandler Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601.
Senor Pepe's Mexican Restaurant 8450 Granite Falls Dr. Bakersfield, CA 93312
Q Club Oxnard 2362 Oxnard Blvd. #107, Oxnard, CA 93036

Los Lucky's: Lucky Baldwin's Pub 17 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91105

Empire Boys: Jersey's Restaurant & Lounge 1197 Magnolia Ave. Corona, CA 92879

Krew: Iron Triangle Brewing Co. 1581 industrial St. Los Angeles, CA 90021.

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SING ALONG

Away matches is when our team needs you the most. Our goal is to bring a little flavor of The North End to any and all away venues. You can find a growing list of our songs and chants on our Instagram IGTV, tag a friend in the comments of the videos to help them learn the lyrics.

Become a member of The 3252

Click here for more information about membership.

Away Days Match Preview: FC Dallas

Match details

LAFC, coming off its third consecutive shutout after a 2-0 win over FC Dallas on Thursday at Banc of California Stadium, travels to Frisco to face the Texas club on Sunday, May 19 at Toyota Stadium.

The second and final regular season meeting between the two sides is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. PT and will be broadcast on YouTube TV, UniMás KFTR 46, ESPN 710 AM, and 980 AM ‘La Mera Mera’.

On Thursday night, the Black & Gold earned their first-ever win against FC Dallas with goals from Carlos Vela and Diego Rossi. The victory was LAFC’s league-high ninth of 2019, and extended its home unbeaten streak to seven games to start the season and 13 regular season matches dating back to last August.

In Frisco, TX for the match?

3 p.m. (CDT local time) First Round Draft Bar & Grill, 8898 Coleman Blvd, Frisco, TX 75034

4:30 p.m. Highlander green parking lot ( see map below,)

5:30 p.m March to the match.

Helpful tips:

- Dallas enforces a clear bag policy, click here for more info.

- Visiting Supporters are encouraged to park in the HIGHLANDER GREEN lot, to the NE of the stadium, click here for more info.

- All away supporters will be held in the section for up to 30 minutes after the final whistle, so be sure to use the restrooms before the 80th minute.

- Keep a close eye on your belongings — especially your scarves.

Watch parties around the City of Angels

Black Army: 28 West Sports Bar, 28 West Main Street Alhambra, CA 91801

Los Luckys & The Krew: Iron Triangle Brewing Company 1581 Industrial St. Los Angeles, CA 90021

District 9 Ultras: OLA Restobar, 211 N. Citrus Ave. Covina, CA 91723.
Wangs Tavern, 801 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90017
Señor Pepe's Mexican Restaurant 8450 Granite Falls Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93312

Cuervos, Expo Originals, Tigers Supporters Group: Barney's Beanery, 250 North 1st Street, Burbank, CA

Empire Boys: Tilted Kilt 12770 E. Foothill Blvd. Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739

Sing Along

Away matches is when our team needs you the most. Our goal is to bring a little flavor of The North End to any and all away venues. You can find a growing list of our songs and chants on our Instagram IGTV, tag a friend in the comments of the videos to help them learn the lyrics.

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Away Days Match Preview: Columbus Crew

Match details

The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) hits the road for a Week 11 matchup against the Columbus Crew SC on Saturday, May 11 at 4:30 p.m. PT. The match will be broadcast on YouTube TV, Univision KVMD, ESPN 710 AM, and 980 AM ‘La Mera Mera’.

Last season, LAFC earned a 2-0 victory over Columbus Crew in the first and only meeting between the two sides on June 23 at Banc of California Stadium. Former LAFC defender Laurent Ciman scored the fastest goal in Club history in the 4th minute before forward Adama Diomande added his fourth goal in as many matches.

Tickets for the designated LAFC supporter section for the away match in Columbus are available now:
https://www.fevo.com/edp/Columbus-Crew-SC-vs-Los-Angeles-FC-j6ahYYA

*Must provide your own transportation and lodging.

Watch parties around the City of Angels

Black Army, Los Lucky's, Tigers Supporter Group: Strikezon LA 3377 Wilshire Blvd. #205, Los Angeles, CA 90010

Cuervos: Barney's Beanery 205 N. 1st St., Burbank, CA 91502

District 9 Ultras: Wangs Tavern 801 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90017

Expo Originals: Arts District Brewing Co. 828 Traction Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90013

Armada: Los Angeles Aleworks 12918 Cerise Ave. Hawthorne CA 90250

Empire Boys: Lake Alice Trading Co. 3616 University Ave. Riverside CA 92501

The Krew: Iron Triangle Brewing Company 1581 Industrial St. Los Angeles, CA 90021

Sing Along

Away matches is when our team needs you the most. Our goal is to bring a little flavor of The North End to any and all away venues. You can find a growing list of our songs and chants on our Instagram IGTV, tag a friend in the comments of the videos to help them learn the lyrics.

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Away Days Match Preview: Seattle Sounders

Match details

LAFC will travel north to face Seattle Sounders FC again this weekend at CenturyLink Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. PT on Sunday, April 28 (ESPN, ESPNLA 710, KFWB 980). 

In Seattle for the match?

Meet up with your fellow supporters Sunday morning at Henry's Tavern 1518 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134 around 9:30 a.m. we will be marching to the match around 10:15 a.m.

Helpful tips:

- The closest entrance to the LAFC section is the North East entrance. If you do not want to march with us we will be arriving to the NE gate around 10:30 a.m.

- Seattle enforces a clear bag policy, click here for more info.

- All away supporters will be held in the section for up to 30 minutes after the final whistle, so be sure to use the restrooms before the 80th minute.

- Keep a close eye on your belongings -- especially your scarves.

- Check out the bars to the South of Century Link Field such as Pyramid Alehouse and Henry's Tavern for maximum enjoyment. Avoid bars to the North of the stadium or at Pioneer Square as those areas will not be welcoming to away fans and supporters.

- Be aware that there is a Mariners baseball game happening at the same time, so anticipate more congestion post match.

Watch parties around the City of Angels

Black Army and The Krew: Iron Triangle Brewing Company 1581 Industrial St. Los Angeles, CA 90021

District 9 Ultras: The Fields LA 3939 S Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 20037

Expo Originals: Arts District Brewing Co. 828 Traction Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90013

Los Luckys : Lucky Baldwin's Pub 17 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91105

Empire Boys: Rowdy's Brew co. 10002 6th St. A, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Tigers Supporters Group: Biergarten LA 206 N Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90004

Sing Along

Away matches is when our team needs you the most. Our goal is to bring a little flavor of The North End to any and all away venues. You can find a growing list of our songs and chants on our Instagram IGTV, tag a friend in the comments of the videos to help them learn the lyrics.

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Away Match Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- BC Place, the home of the Vancouver Whitecaps, doubles on television as S.T.A.R. Labs the fictional headquarters of super fast hero The Flash. Carlos Vela will look to bring his own brand of superhero flare and lightning-fast strikes from his left foot as the Black and Gold head to Canada for clash on Wednesday night.

MATCH DETAILS

The Los Angeles Football Club heads back on the road for its first midweek match of the season – a Wednesday night matchup against Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Kickoff Wednesday night at BC Place is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. PT and will be broadcast on YouTube TV, Univision KVMD, ESPN 710 AM, and 980 AM ‘La Mera Mera’.

WATCH PARTIES AROUND THE CITY OF ANGELS

Cuervos: El Tejano 11122 W Magnolia Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601

Expo Originals: Golden State 241 San Pedro St. Los Angeles CA 90012

Lucky Boys: Lucky Baldwin's Pub 17 S Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91105

Krew: Chuy’s 25289 The Old Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91381

Empire Boys: Stackz 9223 Archibald Ave. Rancho Cucamonga 91730

Tigers Supporter Group: Beer Belly K-Town 532 S Western Ave Los Angeles, CA 90020

Sing Along

Away matches is when our team needs you the most. Our goal is to bring a little flavor of The North End to any and all away venues. You can find a growing list of our songs and chants on our Instagram IGTV, tag a friend in the comments of the videos to help them learn the lyrics.

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Inside 3252 Away Days: The way to San Jose

350 miles away, 3 points coming home

Week 5 of the Major League Soccer season saw the Black and Gold travel north to take on in-state rival San Jose Earthquakes which was suffering a three-game MLS losing streak — little did they know it was soon to be four. Earlier this year San Jose showed signs of being a capable foe by defeating LAFC 0-3 in a pre-season meeting, this away match was no time for training wheels.

Photos by Erick Gonzales @freetransfer, @lafcphoto on Instagram

LAFC overwhelmed its host with quick pace, lateral movements, and spearhead aggression ultimately leading the Black and Gold to a 5-0 mollywhopping of the Quakes. The match was pinnacle Bob Bradley football culminating in a Carlos Vela hat trick and quick touch precision goals by Diego Rossi and Steven Beitashour. The boys handled business at Avaya Stadium, leaving no question to their talent as they solidified a #1 spot in the MLS Western Conference and in nationwide media power rankings.

Although this was an away match, one thing the Quakes and local natives alike did not foresee was the all black thunderous storm that would soon engulf Silicon Valley in the form of The 3252. Several buses, dozens of cars and a few domestic flights transported the heart of LAFC to San Jose. Not only to support our boys, but to invade Avaya and stick a big black and gold flag on it to claim it as another home.

Photos by Bryana Monserratt Hernandez @bryana.monse.photography on Instagram

Friends, Food & Football

Tailgate kicked off in the early morning as weary all-night travelers emerged from buses and other vehicles to set up camp in the dirt and rock parking lot. With a midday kickoff, all the food and beer that fuel The 3252 was consumed within a few hours. A train parked nearby provided a backdrop for photo-ops for supporters. The morning was filled with positive vibes and excitement streaming from the troop as kickoff time loomed.

Once it was time to go in, the march from the lot to the stadium filled the air with the reverberation of drums, claps and chants bouncing off the outer walls of Avaya. As the massive block of supporters approached the entrance, onlookers emerged from the tops of the stands to witness the walkway below saturated in black and gold attire and passionate roar. San Jose fans were not prepared for the column of noise that was about to shroud their home.

Near kickoff all things were peachy for SJ supporters as The 3252 sat in a dormant state tucked away in the far corner of Avaya only coming alive to commandeer the national anthem ritual. It was an unusually quiet pregame for any follower of the Black and Gold as The 3252 giant in the away section laid motionless — that was until the 4th minute of the game where that sleeping giant erupted into life with a  “HOO...HAH” in sync with fists pointed toward the sky. At that moment San Jose fans and players knew they were in trouble.

Not too long after The 3252 came to life San Jose goalkeeper Mario Vega whiffed on a clearance leaving Carlos Vela alone in front of goal with nothing, but the ball. Easy 1-nil for the boys and preview of what was to come.

The energy from our supporters was so boisterous Avaya was rocking — literally. The 3252 jumped for LA Football Club so hard that the canopy lights above were swaying with the Black and Gold supporters. The Earthquakes’ stadium can now safely say it can endure an earthquake.

The remainder of the game was an onslaught both on the field and in the stands. The Quakes suffered a 5-0 defeat to the boys from Los Angeles. The disconnected home supporters were out chanted in their stadium. Sweet were the final chants of the game coming from The 3252 — A Sha-la-la to our victorious LAFC.

By 3252 member Pablo Martinez, contributing writer.

Match details

The Los Angeles Football Club defeated San Jose Earthquakes 5-0 on Saturday March 30th at Avaya Stadium. With the win, LAFC remained atop the MLS standings with a 4-0-1 record (13 points). The 5-0 scoreline was LAFC’s largest win in Club history and it also matched the Quakes’ worst-ever defeat in home soil.

Away Match Preview: D.C. United

Washington D.C. -- The Los Angeles Football Club is on the road again, this time crossing nearly 2,700 miles to the District of Columbia.

The nation's capital is a place full of history, monuments, highly-opinionated politicians and working class folk who rarely shift their beliefs. D.C. United reflects the city's attitude onto the field, playing an assertive football style that won’t change for any visiting opponent.

Wayne Rooney and D.C. United come home after a controversial road win against Orlando City. Rooney, who is averaging a goal a game, will look to test Tyler Miller and the LAFC defense in an expectedly loud Audi Field. D.C. supporters will surely come out full force to boast an atmosphere close to the one produced by The 3252.

Along with LAFC, The 3252 comes in tow ready to lend a hand to the boys in Black-and-Gold. Although the caravan will not be as numerous as the one last week at Avaya, the passionate faithful will support and hopefully inspire some Hollywood magic in the capital city.

The Black and Gold meet the Black and Red in a clash at the capital to determine the rightful owner of the top spot in the league.

By 3252 member Pablo Martinez, contributing writer.

Match details

The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) looks to extend its undefeated streak to six matches as the Club gets set to take on Eastern Conference side D.C. United on Saturday afternoon. The Week 6 matchup, which features the top teams in each conference, is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. PT and will be broadcast on FOX, ESPN 710 AM, and 980 AM ‘La Mera Mera’.

Watch parties around the City of Angels

The 3252 watch party and Flag making session at The Fields LA, 3939 S Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90037

Lucky Boys: Lucky Baldwin's Pub 17 S Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91105

Krew: Iron Triangle Brewing Co. 1581 Industrial St. Los Angeles, CA 90021

Empire Boys: Fieldhouse @ Silverlakes 5555 Hamner Ave. Corona, CA 92880

Sing Along

Away matches is when our team needs you the most. Our goal is to bring a little flavor of The North End to any and all away venues. You can find a growing list of our songs and chants on our Instagram IGTV, tag a friend in the comments of the videos to help them learn the lyrics.

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Away Days 2019: (SJE) - The 3252 paint California Black and Gold

SAN JOSE, CA - This is truly a regional rivalry which has transcended sports. Two regions that showcase their culture, sound, and voice proudly. For many, this will extend beyond the 90+ minutes. This is more than just a fight for 3 points - it's about proving who represents California. It's LA versus the Bay.

The 3252 has kicked off it's 2019 away days with a statement in New York. It being that it's active support is determined, passionate, and proud to display its love for the club no matter where it may go. Be it 3000+ miles or around 350, in this case.

Despite the overnight trip up the 5 FWY and the midday match kickoff, good times with the traveling 3252 family are sure to be in order. Our goal: To remain undefeated. In the stands and on the pitch.

By 3252 member Alex Cervantes, contributing writer

Match details

The Los Angeles Football Club prepares to play its second road game of the season this Saturday, March 30 against the San Jose Earthquakes at Avaya Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. PT and will be broadcast on Univision, ESPN 710 AM, and 980 AM ‘La Mera Mera’.

Last year, San Jose was one of four Western Conference opponents to suffer two defeats at the hands of the Back & Gold. LAFC earned a thrilling 4-3 road victory on June 9, before securing all three points with a 2-0 win on September 22 at Banc of California Stadium.

Watch parties around the City of Angels

Lucky Boys: Lucky Baldwin's Pub 17 S Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91105

Krew: Iron Triangle Brewing Co. 1581 Industrial St. Los Angeles, CA 90021

Empire Boys: Fieldhouse @ Silverlakes 5555 Hamner Ave. Corona, CA 92880

Sing Along

Away matches is when our team needs you the most. Our goal is to bring a little flavor of The North End to any and all away venues. You can find a growing list of our songs and chants on our Instagram IGTV, tag a friend in the comments of the videos to help them learn the lyrics.

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Away Days 2019: (NYCFC) – “Black, Gold & a lot of Green”

BRONX,NY – Taking home field advantage and translating it away from the Banc is a unique proposition.

Our mission to the share a little LA with the world sees us arrive at historic Yankee Stadium on March 17th for the first away day of the sophomore season of LAFC. For those new to travel, away days are as diverse and far-reaching as the country we live. From the 7-goal thriller in San Jose that the 3252 took as a day-trip to the inaugural season opener in Seahawks country, where many of our fans found themselves on the same plane home as our players – away day travel is a beast that we’re still figuring out the best ways to tame.

But if we can make an away day work in New York, surely we can make it work anywhere. Yes, a game played on St. Patty’s Day on the Yankee Stadium grass is sure to bring its own set of challenges, but we’d like to think it’ll come with significant reward. Away Days push the idea of 90+ min of active support to new dimensions. While many of us staying the weekend are spread throughout NYC’s 5 boroughs, there will be opportunities to explore the city with the traveling Black & Gold.

If you are in New York join us on Sunday for pregame festivities at Yankee Tavern, 72 E. 161st St. Bronx, NY 10451 until 1:30 p.m. ET

By 3252 member Josh Lee, contributing writer

Match Details

LAFC travels to New York City to take on NYCFC on Sunday, March 17 at Yankee Stadium. Kickoff is currently scheduled for 12:00 p.m. PT (FS1, ESPNLA 710AM, KWKW 980AM).

Watch parties around the city of Angels:

Black Army & Los Angelinos Originales : Indie Brewing Co. 2350 Sunrise St., Los Angeles, CA 90023
Cuervos: El Tejano Tex-Mex 11122 W. Magnolia Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601
District 9 Ultras: Mi Pueblo Viejo 4000 W Washington BLVD. Los Angeles, CA 90018
Expo Originals: Free Play 3939 S Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90037
Lucky Boys: Lucky Baldwin's Pub 17 S Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91105
Empire Boys: Fieldhouse @ Silverlakes 5555 Hamner Ave. Corona, CA 92880
Krew: Iron Triangle Brewing Co. 1581 Industrial St. Los Angeles, CA 90021
Tigers Supporter Group: Beer Belly K-Town 532 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020

Sing Along

Away matches is when our team needs you the most. Our goal is to bring a little flavor of The North End to any and all away venues. You can find a growing list of our songs and chants on our Instagram IGTV, tag a friend in the comments of the videos to help them learn the lyrics.

Elections

A message from our president

We are approaching a critical milestone for the 3252 Independent Supporters Union as we embark on our inaugural Annual Meetings and Director Elections. A successful election and transition is a critical signal of growth for our organization. We are beyond thankful for the candidates that have offered their service to the 3252 beyond gameday. Their commitment should be lauded as their efforts are purely voluntary and aimed at the betterment of the club. As the results pan out over the next few days we are blessed to know that all of these candidates are dedicated to the cause and intend to fight for the cause no matter the result. Once our new generation of Directors begin their task, they will need all of our support to succeed. Several committees will take root and expand with the assistance of many more of our faithful 3252 ISU family. We hope to see many of you taking that next step with us for the good of the North End and our Los Angeles Football Club.

Forever Shoulder to Shoulder,
Josef Zacher
President of the 3252 ISU

In accordance with our bylaws and to continue to nurture a lasting union The 3252 is holding elections during our upcoming general meeting. Paid registered members in good standing are eligible vote and have been emailed information. Having trouble finding the information? Please email membership@the3252.com to troubleshoot.

See below for candidates statements for the three contested positions on our board of directors. A full board of directors bio will be available after the election results have been ratified.

Meet the candidates

President

Rafael Gomez

Rafael Gomez

Rafael Gomez

This is Rafael Gomez, Director of Away Travel for The 3252. I would like announce my candidacy for President of The 3252. I’ve chosen to do this after weeks of careful consideration. Ultimately I feel that this is the right time in my life to dedicate an enormous amount of time to The 3252. I am running because I am ready to make the commitment to be in total service to The 3252, and to protect the organization and what we have built together. In a non-profit organization it is the job of the President to empower its directors to carry out the goals and mission of the organization. Our mission is to be the best support group in the world, and to create an undying and unwavering atmosphere that pushes and empowers the team towards victory. We also aim to be more than a supporter group. We truly want to be a force for good in our community and to better the lives of the citizens of Los Angeles. It is also the job of the President to raise funds for the organization, and that is a priority of mine to ensure The 3252 has the infrastructure needed to fulfill our projects.

I have personally dedicated over a decade to growing football culture in my beloved city of Los Angeles. Football has been my life. I’ve founded official supporter groups both for local and cross-continent teams. As a member of the Union Ultras I traveled to Portland to work with MLS supporter groups from around the country and together found the bylaws of this country's Independent Supporter Council. However, never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined something as big as LAFC and The 3252 happen here so soon. It's been more than a dream come true in every sense of what I've always wanted and what I feel this city needs.

Conflict resolution is a major necessity for the incoming President. It will be a challenge for whoever takes the position. I believe my calm demeanor and good standing with every group and its leaders will help deal with issues non-aggressively. I hope to resolve conflicts fairly and set a tone of mutual respect between our SGs. Reminding us to see ourselves as LAFC fans first, 3252 members second, and support group members third. It has been amazing to see all the different groups in The 3252 contributions in our first season. I think every group has created something and contributed to the betterment of our organization. I hope to help each SG grow to their full potential and I see this as a way of ensuring the safety and good standing of the 3252 in general. The more personal the better cause we then can more easily identify troublesome situations and deal with it accordingly. We can’t lose sight of the big picture that we are all LAFC fans and we are here to support the club regardless of how we choose to support. We must work through differences to preserve our way of support.

Externally, my hope is to resolve conflicts between other teams in the same way at home, by setting a tone of mutual respect and understanding. I hope in the coming months to set good relations with Supporter Groups from around the country. Even amongst our rivals I hope that getting to know them personally can set a dialogue that will ease tensions and give a better and more humanizing platform for resolving conflicts.

I pledge to protect The 3252 and it's status as a legal non-profit entity. I pledge to keep the 3252 compliant in membership and financial laws that give us our tax status. I pledge to fight for our rights as supporters and to protect our way of actively supporting LAFC in the stands. I pledge to respect all viewpoints and to promote ideas, and I pledge to respect the will of our members and the sanctity of our democratic bylaws. Finally, I pledge to sow the seeds of respect amongst all LAFC fans and 3252 members.

I hope to see a good voter turnout in our elections, and to have a respectful process that showcases the unity of our organization and all its beautiful diversity. There is so much more I would like to talk about, but please feel welcome to chat with me anytime if you have questions. I am available at LAFC/3252 events or on social media to talk about anything LAFC.

I love you all and I thank you for your time and consideration.

Jimmy Lopez

Jimmy Lopez

Jimmy Lopez

I truly feel that I have the experience and knowledge that the position requires.

My life as a supporter began in 2012, when I joined the Black Army. Being a part of the Black Army has taught me how to be a passionate supporter and how to lead by example. Since the start of my membership, I have experienced both good and bad leadership in the group. This has helped shape me into the leader I am today.

My two years of experience as the acting, elected president of the Black Army 1850 during the LAFC inaugural season has provided me with the experience and expertise I feel is necessary to be a successful President of the 3252. During my time as acting president, the Black Army 1850 has not only doubled in membership, but has put on two successful supporter cups, organized and hosted numerous charity and social events, and have tripled our profits through merchandise sales. I cannot solely take credit for these accomplishments, but am proud to be a driving force within the positive, collaborative culture that has flourished within the BA. If elected President of the 3252, my hope is that I can share my leadership experience with the council in order to help the 3252 Independent Supporters Union continue to flourish in the way I have experienced with the BA.

As a president, you can expect from me: open and honest communication, fair treatment for all supporter groups and their members, and a fierce passion for developing a unique culture in the North End. I want nothing more than to see the 3252 continue to develop in its second year, and would push for this to happen by helping guide productive meetings and encourage a supporter culture that demands for active support from its members.


Julio Ramos

Julio Ramos

Director of Active Support

Julio Ramos

Hello 3252,
I would like to announce my bid for re-election of my current position as Director of Active Support.
NAME: Julio Ramos
CODE NAME: Chiva Mayor
BACKGROUND
Since childhood, I grew up with futbol culture while living in Guadalajara. My father worked for Chivas Guadalajara and I saw the game up close.
As I grew into the game, I was part of the 1st youth hinchada for Chivas, and the name was Porra infantil del Guadalajara. I was a member for 3 years. This was my first experience to the real non-stop support for a club.
Futbol is not just a way of life for me; it is a religion.
When I came to the USA, while in high school, the futbol pitch was my second home. Futbol helped me in my social development, state of mind and academics.
After graduation, I coached the women’s varsity for 3 years, and this great experience taught me futbol is not just for men.
During my children’s early days, I passed on to them what my father passed on to me; the love for the game of futbol as a way of life.
Over the years I’ve been very involved in the growth of futbol culture as a Coach in local cities like LA, Pacoima, El Monte, Baldwin Park, San Fernando; also in the city of Utah, Arkansas and Gilroy, CA.
In 2005, Chivas USA gave me a different perspective and as an active SG member of the Legion 1908, we revolutionized the MLS as to how best to support the game and the club.
· I was present when Chivas USA was announced and was there as well from the 1st second when LAFC was introduced.
· ISC founding member in 2007; trophy design and annual meetings attendance.
· Founder of the Barra Azteca
· Founder of Pasion 1927 barra
· Driving force for the Pancho Villas Army
· Directly involved in the growth of the Salvadoran barra ACLA and Los de siempre.
· Directly involved in the 1st LAFC Little league futbol tournament of un-affiliated and low income teams that took place in Bell Gardens and now some of those kids are part of our LAFC academy.
· Driving force among the current capos
EXPERIENCE
Year of entry: 2005 (Legion 1908), 2007 (Union Ultras / District 9 Ultras) **Founding member**
Years of Experience  20+ years
DUTIES
· Total non-stop support 90+ minutes
· Knowing all chants in English and Spanish
· Drumming
· Capo duties
· Game day set-up committee
· Post match inventory of equipment and supplies
· Conferences with MLS, various MLS stadiums security, and local authorities.
· Current Director of Active Support.
CITIES AND STADIUMS VISITED
·  In the USA, Philadelphia, Sacramento, Las Vegas, Houston, Utah, San Jose, Seattle, Colorado, Portland, Columbus, Dallas, Fresno, San Diego.
·  In Mexico, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Leon, Toluca, Puebla y Veracruz.
RELATED ACTIVITIES
· Game viewing parties
· Road trips for away games
· Rallies
· Drum sessions
· Community Service (money raised for victims of earthquake in Mexico City, money raised for unemployed individuals, toy drives for the needy, etc.
· Monthly meetings with LAFC and the 3252
OFFICIAL DUTIES WITH D9U
· Drafting of the D9U Constitution
· Drafting of the D9U Philosophy
· Drafting of the D9U Code of conduct
OFFICIAL DUTIES WITH THE 3252 AS DIRECTOR OF ACTIVE SUPPORT.
· Responsible for the festive, family oriented atmosphere during games, rallies and rehearsals.
· Careful and detailed analysis and filtering of proposed chants.
· In charge of strategies to promote total non-stop support among members; recruiting, teaching and maintaining current elements like capos, drum line and assignment of leaders of those elements.
· In charge of recruiting, training and assignment of runners and liaisons in the north end.
PRIMARY OBLIGATION
· Abide by the 3252 bylaws, constitution and code of conduct.

The reason I want to be re-elected is because I believe that year 2 is the most essential to stay at top and improve and all the things that we couldn’t accomplish on the first year, mistakes were make and accepting them and moving forward is what is gonna take us to be the best on the MLS and the world

Josue Villanueva

Josue Villanueva

Josue Villanueva
For the last year LAFC has become a huge part of my life. I have experience soccer on a whole different level and I have gained access to a new family. Becoming Director of Active Support will allow me to continue to help, guide, and mold the 3252 into something even better and bigger than it already is.

As a PE Teacher, I have been trained to guide large groups of people. On a daily basis I must be able to both communicate and engage the crowd. As the Director of Active Support I will be able to voice, clearly, the needs of the 3252. I am a natural born leader, who is always finding new ways to guide others. Another reason that I am qualified for this position is my broad knowledge of the LAFC chants. For the past year I have taken charge of leading the chants during home and aways game. I have both the ability and experience to help members learn chants and stay on beat during the games. As a result of being a Capo, I have gained the knowledge of picking an adequate chant for a particular moment in the game. I make sure to keep the crowd involved every step of the way.

Even though I am a member of the Cuervos, I will ensure that every decision is made in the best interest of the 3252, not only my group. That being said, I will work towards implementing structure that will set standards for every position in order to be a successful supporter group. As the Director of Active Support, I will have high expectations for the 3252.

We will work together to encourage active participation in chants in and out of the stadium. In the past, the 3252 has received negative attention as a result of inappropriate behavior on game days. As a group, we will also create expectations for behavior during home and away games.


Director of External Operations

Austin Hilpert

Austin Hilpert

Austin Hilpert

Hi I’m Austin I’m 23 and I have played soccer since I was 5. I am going for Director of External Operations because I feel with the experience I got with helping Mauricio run it last year along with my years of been around positions that including making quick and rapid decisions while also being very flexible and open to new ideas makes this the ideal position for me. I don’t like being late to anything I’m the guy that you can call 3 hours before an event and I’ll make sure whatever you need is done on time. Thank you.

Fernando Varela

Good afternoon friends,
Thank you for attending the first 3252 Elections, an important milestone in our history! As a 3252 co-founder, I am inspired by how much we have progressed in the past 6 months alone.

Fernando Varela

Fernando Varela

It was over four years ago that I fell in love with LAFC's vision of a community first football club unlike any other in North America. Since then, I have dedicated my life to building and cultivating the culture we have today.

It has not always been easy, but the experience I have gained from the ups and downs have made me a better leader and individual.

I have specifically decided to run for the Director of External Operations position because I believe that my wide-ranging experience and attributes are the ideal match for this position. External Ops' primary job is to organize the pre-game tailgates located at Christmas Tree Lane, but their responsibilities also extend to 3252 events and gatherings that take place outside of the stadium.

These are all responsibilities that I am familiar with. From planning the original layout and tailgate experience before our 2018 inaugural season, to organizing dozens of LAFC related events, meetings, negotiations, and more.

If elected, my plan is to not just maintain but build upon the pre-game experience we had last year. I have already started drafting plans that would debut at our home opener on March 3rd that is intended to bring LAFC supporters closer than ever before. With the final goal of creating a better atmosphere inside the stadium.

Communication with 3252 members, supporter group leadership, LAFC club personnel, and Exposition Park security is a vital part of all external operations' duties. In my time within The 3252 I have worked with all of the above countless times. This will only make the External Operations position more efficient and will be useful in resolving issues quickly.

This is not my passion, it is my religion. As a 3252 Director I will work every day to continue building and improving our unique culture. A culture that we will one day pass down to our kids and they will one day pass down to theirs. These are the thoughts that motivate me. We've only scratched the surface of our potential and I'm excited for the future of our club and our fanbase.

Forza LA!

Mark your calendars, the 2019 LAFC schedule is out.

The LAFC schedule has been announced and there are 19 opportunities - 17 regular season and 2 preseason - to see the Black and Gold at The Banc of California Stadium, with more pending U.S. Open Cup schedule. See the schedule below to get started on filling out time-off requests to recover from jumping in the North End.

Away travel

If you are planning on attending an LAFC away match please help us prepare by filling out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/IP7H8ctWBEp6QDU22

This form will assist in securing a headcount for each away match to better accommodate as many supporters as we can.

Note: This form is intended for organizational purposes only. Submitting this form DOES NOT guarantee or grant access to purchasing tickets in the designated away supporters section for The 3252.
Tickets for away section are available for purchase at varying dates and times. Quantity and availability largely depend on the venue. Travel and lodging are not included.

LAFC Schedule

Preseason

Thursday, Jan 31 - 7 p.m. VISSEL KOBE
Saturday Feb 23 - 5:30 p.m. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS
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Closed door matches omitted. Click here for full preseason schedule

Regular season

Sunday, March 3 - 5:30 p.m. SPORTING KC
Sunday, March 10 - 4:30 p.m. PORTLAND TIMBERS

Sunday, March 17 - noon At New York City FC
Saturday, March 23 - 12:30 p.m. REAL SALT LAKE
Saturday, March 30 - 12:30 p.m. At San Jose Earthquakes

Saturday, April 6 - 11:30 a.m. At D.C. United
Saturday, April 13 - 7:30 p.m. FC CINCINNATI
Wednesday, April 17 - 7 p.m. At Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Sunday, April 21 4 p.m. SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC
Sunday, April 28 - 12:30 p.m. At Seattle Sounders FC
Saturday, May 4 - 7:30 p.m. CHICAGO FIRE
Saturday, May 11 - 4:30 p.m. At Columbus Crew
Thursday, May 16 - 7 p.m. FC DALLAS

Sunday May 19 - 2 p.m. At FC Dallas

Friday, May 24 - 7:30 p.m. MONTREAL IMPACT
Saturday, June 1 - 7:30 p.m. At Portland Timbers
Friday, June 28 - 7 p.m. At Colorado Rapids
Wednesday, July 3 - 5:30 p.m. At Sporting KC
Saturday, July 6 - 7:30 p.m. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS
Friday, July 12 - 6 p.m. At Houston Dynamo
Friday, July 19 - 7 p.m. At Carson
Saturday, July 27 - 5 p.m. ATLANTA UNITED FC
Saturday, Aug 3 - 4:30 p.m. At New England Revolution
Sunday, Aug 11 - 7 p.m. NEW YORK RED BULLS
Saturday, Aug 17 - 7 p.m. At Real Salt Lake

Wednesday, Aug 21 - 7:30 p.m. SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES
Sunday, Aug 25 - 7 p.m. CARSON

Saturday, Aug 31 - 7:30 p.m. MINNESOTA UNITED
Saturday, Sep 7 - 4:30 p.m. At Orlando City SC
Saturday, Sep 14 - 4:30 p.m. At Philadelphia Union
Saturday, Sep 21 - 7:30 p.m. TORONTO FC
Wednesday, Sep 25 - 7:30 p.m. HOUSTON DYNAMO
Sunday, Sep 29 - 4:30 p.m. At Minnesota United
Sunday, Oct 6 - 1 p.m. COLORADO RAPIDS

*All times and dates subject to change. All times Pacific Standard Time

LAFC Home Schedule
LAFC away schedule

Keys to The North End

The 3252 is excited to have you in our supporter family, and we hope you enjoy this beautiful culture we have created in LA.

As you enter Banc of California Stadium (BOCS) and The North End, here are some insights and tools to maximize your match day experience:

The North End Supporters' Section

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If you are uncomfortable with smoke, flags, banners, drums or participating in active support (chanting and standing for 90 minutes), it is recommended you find alternative seating arrangements elsewhere in BOCS.

Be Heard

Sing along – or if you don't know the words – clap and hum along.

You can find a growing list of our songs and chants on our Instagram IGTV, tag a friend in the comments of the videos to help them learn the lyrics.

Surveillance Falcons

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A BOCS surveillance team follows live footage in the stands, on the concourse and outside the stadium, and will eject – or ban – any individual violating stadium regulations.

The 3252 Splash Zone

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Beer/water throws in The North End have become a part of our tradition.

The throwing of projectiles such as cups, bottles, cans or any other debris creates a safety hazard for fans and our team and may result in a 4-game to 1-year MLS ban.

Smoke/Pyrotechnics

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An authorized, certified pyrotechnic company ignites capo stand smoke during each match. No unauthorized smoke is allowed anywhere in BOCS and will result in a 1-year MLS ban.

Shoulder to Shoulder

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We support LAFC by standing Shoulder to Shoulder with our brothers and sisters in The 3252, around the stadium and around the world. We are setting an unprecedented standard for our rivals, becoming role models for other supporters.

LAFC and The 3252 have a zero-tolerance policy for fighting or discrimination of any kind.

Capo Stands and Drums

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The 3252 have assigned capos and drummers who have clearance to use our North End capo stands and drums.

No unauthorized fans are allowed on capo stands.

Please respect the drumline and equipment.

Violation of any of the above may also result in revocation of LAFC Season Ticket Membership and 3252 Membership.

Any and all punitive measures are administered by MLS and LAFC.

#ShoulderToShoulder

A Dream Homecoming

No better way to christen a new home than with three points and a clean sheet. The 3252 Man of the Match Laurent Ciman helped make Sunday’s home opener a night to remember with a fantastic free kick goal in stoppage time. LAFC now owns the best seven-game start for an MLS expansion side in league history.

Seeing black and gold shine throughout the stadium was a sight worth waiting more than 3 years to see. The opening ceremonies included several awe-inspiring moments ranging from a soaring falcon, Navy SEALs parachuting through the roof and the unveiling of our home’s very first tifo.

Our Time Has Come

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Thank you for being an integral part of our movement to grow and support the football culture in Los Angeles.

We're excited to celebrate our first LAFC home match and connect with fellow supporters who will stand shoulder to shoulder with us in The North End and throughout Banc of California Stadium.

Pregame

The 3252 will host pregame tailgating on Christmas Tree Lane.

Our membership team will be on-site registering new members from 10 a.m.-2 p.m while supplies last.
 
IMPORTANT: No smoke/pyro or glass allowed.

March to the Match

Once the tailgate area has been completely cleaned of all debris, supporters will meet at 4:15 p.m. near the Coliseum Olympic statues. Only The 3252 banner and drums will lead the march into BOCS.

Because of enhanced security, all other 3252 Supporter Group flags and drums must be secured in the stadium before the march.

Supporter Etiquette

The 3252's mission is to cultivate an unrivaled atmosphere at BOCS, our city and the across the league. As such, there are expected guidelines for our active support in The North End.

  • Golden Rule: Embrace the “Shoulder to Shoulder” spirit. Give the level of respect to fellow supporters you expect in return. Violence will not be tolerated.
  • Sing, Jump and Wave Flags: Active support is expected in The North End, and singing and jumping are strongly encouraged. If you don't know a chant, ask a fellow supporter. If you aren’t interested in actively participating, please do not take up space in the front rows from those who will. 
  • Only Capos in the Capo Stands: The 3252 has designated capos, tasked with leading our active support from the march till final whistle.
  • No Cell Phones: Games are meant to be experienced in the moment – cell phone and camera use are discouraged while engaging in active support. 
  • Expect Rain: Goal celebrations will include occasional showers of various liquids including water, beer, etc. If you are especially protective of your authentic kits, prepare accordingly.

Follow The 3252 Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date with supporter events, away game travel details, player updates and more.

#ShoulderToShoulder

* The 3252 times/events are subject to change without notice. For complete gameday details, visit lafc.com/matchday.

The 3252 Warms up the House

The Banc of California Stadium opened its doors for us to test out its facilities during a watch party for LAFC against Montreal Impact. Although the men in Black and Gold weren’t present, we organized and prepared as if it were our first home match.

Drums struck an infectious rhythm early Saturday morning in front of the Olympic statues of the Coliseum, with the loud percussion serving as a beacon for all LAFC supporters to gather for our march to the match.

We embarked toward the northeast entrance of BoCS, pausing intermittently to celebrate with alternating chants. Jaws dropped and eyed glistened as we crossed the threshold and bore witness to our beautiful new home.

We hurried along to sample food, explore the suites and, most importantly, take our position in The North End.

Our capos took their positions and called out our first chant. “WE ARE LAFC!” echoed across the stadium at an impressive volume, despite our section only filling a quarter of our expected match-day capacity.

LAFC ensured our first experience in The North End was a memorable one with a great come-from-behind victory to end the long inaugural road trip.

The most memorable moment came at the 23rd minute when LAFC was down 2-0. The 3252 began to honor the memory of Tommy Mark by loudly chanting his name. Mark was former LAFC academy star who wore number 23 and notched the first LAFC hat trick against Carson academy. Just then The General Laurent Ciman hit an otherworldly free kick into the top left corner of the net. LAFC's number 23 scores as the clock reads 23, while the 3252 honors a former academy player who also donned 23, something special is happening with this club.

Congrats, LAFC. The 3252 can’t wait to welcome you home on Sunday.

Photos by David Garcia and Edgar Garibay.

Black and Gold Invades the Great White North

Tonight is the first MLS regular season meeting between the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (3-2-1) and LAFC (2-2-0). The teams met during a closed door preseason 4-4 draw at UCLA.

LAFC has relied on its talented Designated Players to be productive on the pitch. In the first three games of the regular season, DPs Carlos Vela (3G, 2A) and Diego Rossi (3G, 4A) registered a goal and/or assist.

The black and gold are facing a tough opponent in Vancouver. The ’Caps are riding a club MLS record 11-match home undefeated streak and are currently in second place in the Western Division with 10 points on a 3-2-1 record.

LAFC defender Jordan Harvey makes his return to Vancouver, where he spent seven seasons. Harvey is the Whitecap’s all-time leader in MLS regular season appearances, starts, and minutes played. Joao Moutinho, LAFC rookie defender, is suspended following his red card in the 92’ of the match against Atlanta.

The teams will meet again on Sunday, October 21 at Banc of California Stadium.

How to watch and listen:

The match will be LAFC’s first local broadcast on YouTube TV in English and UniMás KFTR 46 in Spanish. The road match will also be broadcast over radio on ESPN 710 and KFWB 980. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

Supporter Group Watch parties

Black Army
*3252 Membership Tour stop
La Chuperia #2

3702 Medford St.
Los Angeles, CA 90063

Cuervos
Fantasia Billiards
133 N San Fernando Blvd
Burbank, CA 91502

Expo Originals
Banditos
900 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Lucky Boys
Lucky Baldwin’s Pub
Old Town Pasadena
17 S. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105

LAFC watch party
Bunker Hill Bar & Grill
601 W 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Ladies of LAFC (limited capacity, RSVP required)
LAFC Experience Center
1320 W 12th Place
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Empire Boys
Goals Soccer Center
11747 Stadium Way
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Relentless
Campus Billiards
9111 Valley View St. #107
Cypress, CA 90630

Tigers Supporters Group
Beer Belly (KTown)
532 S. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90020

We stormed Seattle

A spirited rally of chants were sung to boisterously announce that The 3252 had arrived in Seattle to witness history. Supporters gathered at the Owl N’ Thistle pub last Saturday to celebrate the final night of a time before LAFC.

Sunday morning marked the beginning of a new era in Los Angeles sporting history as Bob Bradley’s starting 11 would finally embark on its maiden footballing voyage. Around 300 Members of The 3252 met at Pyramid Alehouse and began to march to CenturyLink Field around noon.

Banners and flags began to wave as the bass drum set the marching tempo. The capos led several chants that echoed through the streets and the halls of the stadium as we made our way to the upper deck. Black and gold banners were hung along the railings in stark contrast to the neon green stadium.

We counted down the final seconds until match start time and gave a raucous cheer as the ball began to roll, the Los Angeles Football club had finally arrived. After three long years of waiting it only took 11 minutes for LAFC to score its first goal in club history. Diego Rossi secured a pass near the penalty arc from Carlos Vela and sent the ball flying out of reach of the Sounders keeper to the top left corner of the goal.

“Personally, it was a very good feeling to come in and score my first goal in my first game,” Rossi said. “We knew what kind of opponent we were going to play and it’s a tough team to play at their home. ... We came here to win and that's what we did.”

Earning three points away against MLS Cup runners up Seattle Sounders was a dream start to our club’s inaugural season. The 3252 will be there as LAFC continue to make history.

The 3252 on Tour

Seattle marked another pin on the map for The 3252’s continuing tour in support of LAFC. Members of The 3252 will have exclusive access to LAFC’s official supporters section at away games. Upcoming 3252 trips include Salt Lake City, Carson, Atlanta and more.

Follow The 3252 Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for information on upcoming supporter events, away game travel details, player updates and more.

Photos: David Garcia AKA @dagaman

A Preseason Glimpse of the Future

A limited amount of The 3252 crammed the bleachers to support LAFC as it played a final scheduled preseason match Sunday at UCLA.

The 3252 marched through the UCLA campus, began singing songs of support before the players took the pitch for warm-ups, and did not stop until LAFC left for the locker rooms. 

LAFC remains undefeated this preseason earning a 4-4 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps. Carlos Vela scored twice, the first goal a beautiful free kick to the top right corner out of reach of Vancouver’s keeper Brian Rowe. The second a successful penalty kick following a hard foul on Diego Rossi in the penalty area.

Latif Blessing scored at the beginning of the second half and the final score came via a Vancouver own goal.

LAFC head coach Bob Bradley said the presence of the 3252 created a winning atmosphere.

“We’ve got real supporters and real passion,” Bradley said. “They brought their 'A' game and that’s just the start.”

 

THE 3252 ON TOUR

LAFC is headed to Sacramento, Seattle and beyond, and so is The 3252. Members of The 3252 have exclusive access to LAFC’s supporters section at away games. Keep your eye on social media for ticketing information and upcoming LAFC events. Be sure to follow The 3252 Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more details.

by: Mark Rojas

Photos by: Oscar Ibarra