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.
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!
Thoughts on @thewalkerzim's sign off? Check him out on the 'Inside @LAFC' podcast for a very special announcement... and don't forget to subscribe!— Vince La Rosa (@LAFCvince) March 6, 2019
Spotify: https://t.co/AqAWw7gW3N#LAFC pic.twitter.com/ZlRAgPGvBy
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.
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Episode 10 is LIVE! More than just a recap of the game, this episode attempts to chronicle the incredible energy of every second of opening day, from tailgating in Christmas Tree Lane before noon with the SG’s to celebrating after @diomxnde’s 94th minute stunner! We make sure to shoutout @d9ultras, @relentless.bigben, @hank_lafckrew_, @lafcluckys, @blackarmy1850, and the SGs that made the pregame so great, we show some birthday love to @niko_ah, @urenam21, and, of course, @diegorossi9 (21!), and get on the hype train for @wattsstix new video for “My Home”. What’s the incredible news @lafc_thescarf has about new merch in the team store? Enjoy Episode 10 to find out! @lafcrich @lafcbeenja @lafcgeoff @alexforsale92 @filimonster35 @lafc #losangelesfootballclub #lafc #blackandgold #defendersofthebanc #fillyandthescarf #newscarf #scarfnews
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).
Episode 066 - Til Death We Will Adore You— Heart of LAFC (@heartoflafc) March 5, 2019
Today Jerry and Josef recap the win versus Sporting Kansas City & Preview the upcoming game versus Portland. Josef also dives into 3252 news and happenings.
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.
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.
LAFC Season Pass
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.
Still reveling in Dio’s last gasp @SportingKC victory? Looking forward to @TimbersFC visit to @BancStadium Sunday? The three journos back in podland to discuss the latest @LAFC happs: https://t.co/tCmVQlqu0Q #LAFC #LAFCPodFam #MLSisBack— LAFC Season Pass Podcast (@LAFCSeasonPass) March 8, 2019
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