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LAFC Podcast Wrap: PodFam is growing

Plenty of options among #LAFCPodFam

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With the sudden bumper crop in Los Angeles Football Club podcasts, the hashtag #LAFCPodFam has emerged. Hope this family gets along forever, don’t want any internecine conflict breaking up the good vibes.

Inside LAFC

A new entry in the PodFam, this is the official team podcast, seeing as it’s hosted by team employees Max Bretos and Vince La Rosa. This episode, their second (debut ep dropped after last week’s podcast wrap), they talk about the opening game, of course, tailgating, compare LAFC rivalries to global analogues, and interview defender Walker Zimmerman.

The big news here? Zimmerman announces he’s launching a podcast! PodFam grows, coming soon!

Defenders of the Banc

The guys also go over the season-opener, on and off the field. One notable item highlighted was Adama Diomande’s instagram post asking fans to respect his religious beliefs and not shower him with or pour beer all over him. The Scarf also announces he’s designed, you guessed it, a scarf, that will be going on sale later this month through the team store.

Heart of LAFC

The guys also talk about the win over Sporting KC, preview the upcoming game against the Portland Timbers, and chat about The 3252 matters. Josef talks about the group teaming up with GLAAD to cut out hate at matches, and redoubled efforts to stamp out the chant worked in the season opener, which was a great sign. They also go into more detail about what will happen if you throw beer at players in the future (tl;dl: Don’t do it).

Shoulder 2 Shoulder

The guys talk to Watts rapper Stix, who wrote the club’s anthem, “My Home.” He talks about how he got into LAFC, his work in the community, and his quest to get more African Americans into the sport through hip hop. Good stuff, he sounds interesting.

FCFC Podcast

The guys also talk to Stix, and if you want a more wide-ranging discussion, the rapper discusses his pre-rapping background, where he helped to launch the Krumping subculture. This is a very free-ranging discussion but it’s pretty interesting, probably the best FCFC episode yet.

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The guys talk about Bob Bradley wanting to retire “El Trafico” as a rivalry name (the shade!), go over the Sporting win and get into some nitty-gritty about Adama Diomande, including Ryan Wallerson’s excellent report in The Athletic which revealed Dio had offseason surgery to repair a hernia.

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