Los Angeles Football Club co-owner and president Tom Penn was on FS1’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” show on Thursday, talking up the MLS expansion team.
"It's getting global attention because the rest of the world says if you don't think America has passion for football, look at this."— LAFC (@LAFC) October 25, 2018
Earlier on @TheHerd, Tom Penn and @ColinCowherd marveled at what @LAFC3252 has created in the North End of @BancStadium. pic.twitter.com/XRlvvulNY0
Cowherd, based in Los Angeles, has given airtime to LAFC in the past and is also a season ticket holder.
Stopped by @LAFC today. Blown away by presentation. Seriously. Even bought couple season tix. #MLS pic.twitter.com/QgL1YGXkCA— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) April 8, 2017
LAFC home opener. Outrageously cool stadium. pic.twitter.com/0I2I3ohrZn— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) April 29, 2018
Why is this notable? If you’re an LAFC fan none of what Penn said is news here. It’s the same talking points being used since before the team started play.
It’s the audience that makes it notable. Penn wasn’t on promoting the team for fans, he was promoting the team for people who had never heard of LAFC before, who barely know what MLS is.
It’s heartening to see that LAFC continue marketing this team, keep spreading the word about themselves, even after the team has started play. I’ve been around MLS long enough to see teams go on a three-month spree of marketing their team, or a new team do a good job for a year, then taper off on the budget and basically stand pat. LAFC aren’t doing that, and that’s a credit to them. Let’s hope they continue to go block by block, national show by national show, perpetually to promote the team and drum up continued support.
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