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I'm rooting for RSL because I really want to see Portland/Seattle in round 2. But I'm also rooting for RSL because LAFC's ultras can piss up a rope. There's no way all that nonsense didn't affect Rimando before the free kick goal.

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2 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

I'm rooting for RSL because I really want to see Portland/Seattle in round 2. But I'm also rooting for RSL because LAFC's ultras can piss up a rope. There's no way all that nonsense didn't affect Rimando before the free kick goal.

There's actually a beer puddle on the field now. That's ridiculous.

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Disappointing showing here tonight. 

 

I knew our defense was going to be our downfall this season. We can score with the best of them, but can’t play a lick of defense. We’ve shown that all year. 

 

Then coupled with the fans throwing s*** onto the field and that chant returning. Ugh.

 

I think we left a pretty bad impression with this game, in terms of the fan base. 

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The way things have gone with the LA soccer teams lately, I'm kind of glad the Galaxy choked so hard. There's been so much fan violence this season, especially between the LA teams that having a playoff game would have been an unmitigated disaster.

 

On the bright side we get two rivalry games for the West semis with Seattle vs. Portland and SKC vs. RSL. SKC and RSL will probably be a giant mess on the field (but only involving the players) as is tradition between those two.

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8 hours ago, Rockstar Matt said:

Disappointing showing here tonight. 

 

I knew our defense was going to be our downfall this season. We can score with the best of them, but can’t play a lick of defense. We’ve shown that all year. 

 

Then coupled with the fans throwing s*** onto the field and that chant returning. Ugh.

 

I think we left a pretty bad impression with this game, in terms of the fan base. 

 

Yes. Yes you did.

 

One of the reasons I've enjoyed going to Sounders games so much is that there isn't the meathead culture of other pro sports, especially football. Once you inject :censored:s being :censored:s, it degrades the experience for everyone.

 

MLS could stand on whole to be a little less hipster, but I'd rather dudes drinking IPAs in scarves making terrible jokes than people throwing beer on me and causing stoppage in play. LAFC is going to need to look at its supporter group and make some changes. That nonsense can't continue. It's an embarrassment.

 

But, by the way, kudos to Mark Geiger. If you're an MLS fan you know that he gets a lot of crap for making games about him. However, he really took control of what could have been a way out-of-control situation and was able to help right the ship. A less-experienced ref could have been way intimidated by the crowd and someone could have gotten really hurt. We're lucky it worked out for the best, all things considered. And, really, the right team won.

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10 hours ago, MJWalker45 said:

There's actually a beer puddle on the field now. That's ridiculous.

 

Who can afford to do this? How much money do LAFC fans have?

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31 minutes ago, Digby said:

 

Who can afford to do this? How much money do LAFC fans have?

I think about 3,000 people contributed to it. But at least we can confirm the drainage system works because it soaked up pretty quick. 

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I've said it before, I'll say it again. I know it's not easy to enforce but if you pull this :censored:; you should be banned from all games going forward. 

It's a privilege, not a right. Don't screw :censored: up for the rest of us.....even if we are scarf wearing IPA drinkers ?

 

/end rant. 

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Do hipsters drink fancy IPAs or PBRs? I can't keep track anymore.

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2 hours ago, Digby said:

Do hipsters drink fancy IPAs or PBRs? I can't keep track anymore.

If it's not Budweiser Miller or Coors they will drink it

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On 10/29/2018 at 10:20 AM, McCarthy said:

 

I was at the game and it couldn't get any flow going because the ref blew his whistle every 30 seconds, which I interpreted as New York's strategy. I don't really have a feel for soccer officiating, but he made some atrocious calls a few times. Like the Red Bulls player yanks on the FCC player's jersey, prevents him from getting to the ball, then falls down and the ref awards the ball to New York. It was ridiculous. 

 

But it was also very Cincinnati to  get down on a bad bounce and bad defense and then show no sense of urgency until it was too late. 

 

Would've been cool to win the USL on the way out, but knowing that the next time they play it'll be in MLS is a good consolation. 

In the creepiest post of the day, I think I was sitting one row behind you and about three seats to the right.

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6 hours ago, DG_Now said:

 

Yes. Yes you did.

 

One of the reasons I've enjoyed going to Sounders games so much is that there isn't the meathead culture of other pro sports, especially football. Once you inject :censored:s being :censored:s, it degrades the experience for everyone.

 

Thats the thing though: I’ve been to several LAFC games this year and I didn’t see any of this kind of behavior.

 

I absolutely loved how diverse the crowd was (every ethnicity, more women than I’ve ever seen at a men’s sporting event, and tons of families with children), how there were no fights (I’ve never been to an NFL game where there wasn’t at least one fight) and we didn’t even heckle opposing fans. 

 

LAFC is going to have to work hard to get rid of that abhorrent behavior displayed last night and I think it’ll take a couple of seasons. It’s one of the downsides of tapping into that huge soccer fan base that lives in Los Angeles.

 

On one hand you get that awesome, non-stop singing and dancing (and I mean that literally. The 3252 never stops singing and dancing.) which creates a terrific game atmosphere (by far the best crowd I’ve ever been apart of). 

 

But these fans, who are fans of Liga MX and other Latin America leagues originally, come from places where this behavior is the norm. 

 

 

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Then it's really a shame that on one of their biggest stages, a very noticeable percentage (which I recognize is a minority) ruined things for everyone. :censored: like that keeps families away, and families are how you build long-term support for a new team.

 

LAFC got so much right this season and I have every confidence they'll sort out the supporters section too.

 

Edit:

https://giant.gfycat.com/CarefulCheapCentipede.webm

 

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I'm an LAFC season ticket-holder and I can't begin to adequately describe how profoundly disappointed I was in the absolutely abhorrent behavior I saw on display last night at Banc of California Stadium. It was unlike anything I'd witnessed at an LAFC match prior to yesterday.

A joint statement in response to last night's incident has been released by LAFC President and Owner Tom Penn, as well as the 3252 Independent Supporters Union President Josef Zacher.

Statement from LAFC and The 32352 Independent Supporters Union    

These words are a welcome first step in addressing the problem on display last night, but both the team and supporters union have to now back said words up with concrete action. This has to be nipped in the bud... NOW

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23 hours ago, fnz said:

In the creepiest post of the day, I think I was sitting one row behind you and about three seats to the right.

 

HA! We were in 124. We didn't sit there in the second half because my friend had two dry seats in 121. 

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17 minutes ago, McCarthy said:

 

HA! We were in 124. We didn't sit there in the second half because my friend had two dry seats in 121. 

Yep, that was you! Dry seats sound like a much better bet.

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Thank god for LAFC's karmic loss to RSL that led to this:

 

 

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Timbers-Sounders. Self explanatory. 

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Looks like Louisville will get to defend their USL Cup title from last year as they are now set to host Phoenix Rising (who upset the top seed in the west Orange County SC) in the USL Cup Championship

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Nice victory by the Timbers but the Sounders got that crucial away goal. It's going to be a tall task next week in Seattle. Let's do this Timbers. 

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