During an interview with Mario Lopez on his GGN Network, Snoop Dogg decided it was time to throw a little shade in the direction of Los Angeles Football Club. (You can see the full interview below).
Lopez, claiming some ignorance about the beautiful game, decided to question the Dogg about sports teams in Los Angeles. The questions eventually turn toward soccer. Snoop, only after Lopez suggests he doesn’t know a lot about soccer and asks about the two clubs in Los Angeles, shows his fandom toward … the LA Galaxy!?!?
“They ain’t the Galaxy,” Snoop said of LAFC. “The Galaxy won championships.”
Uh huh … go on.
So, as Snoop decided to indicate his fandom, I thought it was a good time to toss out some little factoids related to soccer in Los Angeles and the Dogg.
1. While it is true the Galaxy did win MLS Cup championships in 2002, 2005, 2011, 2012 and 2014, it wasn’t until their third year of existence they won their first.
2. Let me take you back to 2015 and a concert the Dogg did in Utah. In that concert, Snoop seemed to show his appreciation for … Real Salt Lake?? Yup. He performed his show wearing a RSL jersey … not a Galaxy one. Remember, the show was in Utah … publicity anyone?
Appreciate the love Snoop pic.twitter.com/3L85KBxJw0— Real Salt Lake (@RealSaltLake) August 30, 2015
3. Then there was this photo of Snoop D-O-Double G holding up a Chivas USA jersey outside StubHub Center.
How'd you forget about this little gem? :) pic.twitter.com/ifSUBC4nRw— Sir Michael Gray of Los Angeleshire (@MikeGraySC) July 8, 2018
So, while it may seem Snoop is a new fan of the Galaxy, it might be a little too soon to suggest his loyalty only lies with the Galaxy.
Now, I grew up on Snoop Dogg, the Dogg Pound and other West Coast rappers. My love for their music won’t drift because of this little misstep in what can only be perceived as a case of mistaken identity on the best team in Los Angeles.
While getting celebrities to like your team may be a big deal, we will certainly take the 22,000 loyal LAFC fans that pack Banc of California Stadium week in and week out as well as the throngs of fans that travel with the team on the road.
Oh, and we’ll take the second-place standing we are in now compared to the tied-for-7th those other guys are in. I’ll take Carlos Vela, Diego Rossi, Tyler Miller, Laurent Ciman, Walker Zimmerman, Latif Blessing, Adame Diomande, etc. over any over-the-hill foreign players any day.
One more thing … +13 to +3.
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