Los Angeles Football Club, commonly referred to as LAFC, is an American professional soccer team based in Los Angeles. The club competes in Major League Soccer (MLS) as a member club of the league's Western Conference. The club was established on October 30, 2014, and began play during the 2018 season as an expansion team. The club plays their home matches at Banc of California Stadium, a soccer-specific stadium located in Exposition Park.
The managing owners of the club are Brandon Beck, Larry Berg, and Bennett Rosenthal. Los Angeles FC also has a variety of other part owners. The club's current head coach is Bob Bradley. Bradley has been serving as the club's inaugural coach since 2017. During their second season, Los Angeles FC won the Supporters' Shield with club captain Carlos Vela earning the MVP Award. In 2020, Los Angeles FC were the runners-up in the CONCACAF Champions League, losing to Tigres.
Since they started playing, Los Angeles FC have had a fierce rivalry with the LA Galaxy, the other Los Angeles-based MLS team. The rivalry between the two clubs has been dubbed El Trafico by the supporters of both clubs.
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