We're still waiting for the next round of news concerning MLS expansion side LAFC to roll around, and in the meantime, it's a matter of picking up the few nuggets out there. News of the news, if you will.
Nick Green spoke to LAFC president Tom Penn this week for the Daily Breeze, and there were a few tidbits and asides included in the profile. Do take the time to read the original, please.
First and probably most notably, Penn discusses the desire to hire "a lifetime soccer guy," something he has discussed in the past, but this time comes the hopeful timetable of completing a hire in the next two months, according to Green. That doesn't necessarily mean it will be announced at that point, but movement on that front would be pretty important for actually building the soccer side of the club.
Included in that tidbit about the timeline on hiring a director of soccer operations (or whatever title they would use) is another intriguing nugget from Green:
Expect that employee to be hired within the next 60 days as the clock begins to run in the new year on LAFC's intent to start playing in Exposition Park in 2018, presumably in the adjacent and vast Coliseum initially.
I can't tell if this is intel from Penn or if Green is jumping to the conclusion that LAFC will have to play in the LA Coliseum. Of course, the rumor before LAFC was even officially announced was that they would begin life playing in the Coliseum, but the club has officially shot down that rumor time and again over the past 13 months. I mean, yeah, they have a lot of work to do to tear down the Sports Arena and build a stadium, all after they've cleared the final hurdles to actually start the construction process, but this at least reignites the possibility the Coliseum could be LAFC's first home.
Finally, Green says that the club's colors "will likely be primarily red," which is hilarious, if true, since the failed team that came before LAFC wore red as their primary color. *Kermit the Frog sipping on tea meme*
Anyway, there's more where that came from, so be sure to check out the complete story.
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