SAN JOSE, Calif. — The team has only been playing for barely more than one season, but already Los Angeles Football club is well known throughout MLS. And it goes beyond having a great home atmosphere and home-field advantage.
From The 3252’s many creative chants and songs, to LAFC co-owner Will Ferrell dancing in a luxury box, Banc of California Stadium is making itself a destination in a city full of famous fun spots to be a part of.
It’s always nice to take the act on the road though, and that’s what LAFC fans did on Saturday, making the trek up north to San Jose to face the San Jose Earthquakes.
Unlike, say, England, the United States and Canada are so large that most away games in MLS are not going to have a large away contingent.
So it’s always special seeing the games that do.
As a resident of Northern California, I’ve been to a fair amount of Earthquakes games over the years.
But I have never seen anything like Saturday. LAFC fans completely filled the away section, and took over most of the surrounding sections too. It was so full that there was a group of fans standing along the top walkway that stretched for 3 or 4 sections.
The fans were not just large in number, but they were large in voice as well. They made themselves heard, and largely drowned out any cheering or singing by Earthquakes fans.
They made themselves seen and heard around Avaya Stadium.
Hopefully this display and experience by the fans will encourage more to travel to locations that are relatively close, like Portland and Seattle. It could lead to many more memorable displays, like LAFC fans taking over Avaya Stadium on Saturday.
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