LAFC General Discussion

Discussion in 'Los Angeles Football Club' started by Bubba1971, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. Bubba1971

    Bubba1971 Member+

    Nov 12, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Because there's gonna be an official announcement tomorrow, and I really wanted to start the thread.

    Technically, LA 2017 (I'm not calling it LA 2, or Aztecs or Aztex or Dragons) is a reality as an official expansion team. The old Sports Arena will likely be demolished and a soccer specific stadium built in its place (although I don't know this 100%.) There have been hints that the academy program will begin sooner, but again I'm not 100% sure.
     
  2. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Do we have any idea what will be revealed tomorrow, besides who the owners will be?
     
  3. Bubba1971

    Bubba1971 Member+

    Nov 12, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No, they're keeping a pretty tight lid on it. I imagine that a stadium "plan" will be introduced, but no idea about names, colors, etc.
     
  4. Skippysasquirrel

    May 11, 2012
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They have less than three years to get this thing off the ground, so hopefully they'll announce stadium plans and maybe some dates, maybe a fan vote on a name, etc.
     
  5. guamster

    guamster Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    Winnetka, CA
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Guam
    On today's ESPN FC show, Taylor Twellman said he is hearing that the team may play in the Coliseum while the soccer stadium is being built next door at the current Sports Arena site.
     
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  6. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Here's the video:
    http://www.espnfc.us/video/espn-fc-tv/86/video/2116995
     
  7. Bubba1971

    Bubba1971 Member+

    Nov 12, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  8. OleGunnar20

    OleGunnar20 Member+

    Dec 7, 2009
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    shouldn't there be a sub-form in the candidate cities section? i mean this is a sure fire thing now so it is more deserving than detroit to have it's own subforum right?
     
  9. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We are working on it. The fact that Chivas USA's forum exists already makes it a little more complicated.
     
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  10. OleGunnar20

    OleGunnar20 Member+

    Dec 7, 2009
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    ah. i imagine there was some LA2 talk in the chivas usa thread that needs to be parsed into the new sub-forum, from back when it was thought this would be a hiatus and rebrand and not a contraction/expansion. make sense.
     
  11. Bubba1971

    Bubba1971 Member+

    Nov 12, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I remember someone asking about an archive for defunct teams. That would be interesting down the road, I'm not sure if it makes sense from a tech/$ point of view. It'd be interesting to compare the difference between Miami, who was on the up swing, folding and Chivas, who was very much on the down swing, folding.
     
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  12. OleGunnar20

    OleGunnar20 Member+

    Dec 7, 2009
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    so if the temp stadium and new stadium are going to be around the memorial colisuem/sports arena area that would put it only 12 miles away (straight shot south on the 110) from stubhub center. hot sure i'd be happy about that if i were the LAG.
     
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  13. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    It has to be the LA Aztecs!

    I'm also willing to bet that Sigi Schmid will be their first coach!
     
  14. Bubba1971

    Bubba1971 Member+

    Nov 12, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The new stadium will be right on top of where the Sports Arena is now. If the things I've heard are remotely true it'll fall into the "holy-crap-thats-awesome" category of stadiums. It will not be a bare-bones stadium, but designed for international and Liga MX games as well as MLS as well as other civic type events.

    Everyone and their brother is reporting that the team will play in the Coliseum until the stadium's built, which sort of indicate that it won't be ready by 2017.
     
  15. tab5g

    tab5g Member+

    May 17, 2002
    Will US Soccer and FIFA allow "Liga MX games" (and not just friendlies featuring Liga MX teams) to be played in the US -- specifically in this "holy-crap-thats-awesome" stadium that LA2 will one day call home?
     
  16. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    The LA Coliseum? Even for a temporary venue, it seems a little too big for MLS.
     
  17. Bisquick_in_da_MGM

    Jul 26, 2013
    Club:
    Atlanta
    2017? That's the same year that Atlanta starts. Are Miami and the last team going to come in at the same time ? Or is Miami really done? Let's go L.A. Artillery!
     
  18. Bubba1971

    Bubba1971 Member+

    Nov 12, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There are already Liga MX games played at the Stubhub Center and Coliseum, so I'm guessing yes.
     
  19. tab5g

    tab5g Member+

    May 17, 2002
    Actual league games that count in the Liga MX domestic competition?
     
  20. Bubba1971

    Bubba1971 Member+

    Nov 12, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wanna say yes? But I'll check.
     
  21. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    No more Becks in Miami? What happened to that?
     
  22. tab5g

    tab5g Member+

    May 17, 2002
    They've done "inter-liga" type competitions (featuring only LigaMX teams playing in LA and Texas, I think), but I'm fairly certain FIFA hasn't granted any exceptions to "domestic leagues" playing beyond their own boarders (outside of course of those standing/known things that FIFA has granted like Wales hosting EPL and Canada/USA sharing MLS).
     
  23. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Makes sense. If they broke ground today it would be tight to get a new stadium up by 2017. And reality is it'll take at least a year to even get to that point.
     
  24. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Don't think so. There have been friendlies, but no league games. Thus far USSF hasn't allowed it.
     
  25. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    One thing it can be guaranteed not to be is the LA Aztecs. NASL holds the name and won't be giving it to the league they still see as a rival.
     
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