Los Angeles Football Club have been busy this week, meeting with a trio of English Premier League clubs in Los Angeles, first Chelsea, then Liverpool, and on Friday reigning league champions Leicester City. The final visit was punctuated by a big (secret) event that was attended by LAFC academy kids, a couple press outlets, and LAFC co-owner Will Ferrell. Ferrell was making his first public visit with LAFC since announcing he would be a co-owner of the MLS expansion team during the team's crest reveal back in January.
Ferrell did a typically jokey interview with FOX Soccer, but had the most serious interview I've yet seen in relation to his LAFC involvement with ESPN.
Rachel Bonnetta is live with Will Ferrell talking all things soccer, including Los Angeles Football Club and Leo Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo!Publicado por @TheBuzzer em Sexta, 29 de julho de 2016
LAFC U-12 academy players were on hand, as well as Slammers U-15 players, as part of LAFC’s affiliation with the girls academy as part of the new Girls Development Academy program.
LAFC’s snapchat shows NBA stars Chris Paul and Wesley Johnson were there, and Emile Heskey was with Leicester City as an ambassador of sorts.
But there were also two members of Leicester City’s title-winning team in attendance, Christian Fuchs and Shinji Okazaki. Ferrell gave both LAFC hats, and speculation of Fuchs joining the team could begin apace, as his family already lives in the United States and the Austrian has stated he wants to play in the U.S. before long. Stay tuned on that front.
All in all, looked like a fun day, playing some soccer, hanging out with the (a?) Premier League trophy, and seeing stars from all walks of life. No Simone Zaza PK homage a la Dirk Nowitzki for Ferrell, but he does test his mettle in a PK battle, as you can see on the ESPN video linked above.
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