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pigmanbear

Congrats LAFC! You've now joined the illustrious company of the New York Yankees, New York Mets, Red Bulls New York, Fordham Rams, St. John's Red Storm, & University of Connecticut Huskies. Against all odds, you did it!


gtg007w

Can we claim a title now?


pigmanbear

At the very least, we should start having an NYCFC landlord version of capture the flag.


lookuppage7

They'll probably hang their MLS cup banner up for the game


gtg007w

*'Home' of the 2021 MLS Cup Champions NYCFC However Temporarily*


ArchAuthor

Let's go Rams baby!


righthandofdog

NYCityLATown - with views of historic Kenny's house.


bec_SPK

LANYCNJCTFC has a ring to it.


StrategyGameventures

aren't there like, 5 soccer venues in CT/NJ within 4 hours of Yankee that NYC FC could have used. why is this club like this


NY-Angrier

It's in the article. It's chosen because they didn't want the club to travel NYC -> Costa Rica -> NYC -> LA in a short period of time.


stealth_sloth

The logic all sounds reasonable and has you nodding along until you stop and say "wait a second, NYCFC are playing a 'home' game in fucking Los Angeles."


TtheSea

The same logic that ignores how literally every team in MLS that has been in the Concacaf Champions League before NYCFC has had to deal with the same problem and played games in their home stadium


StrategyGameventures

Yeah that checks out


notionalsoldier

Which borough of NY is Los Angeles in again?


CaptainJingles

Staten Island.


da_widower_sos

A plane is a flying boat *taps head*


fingers-crossed

Rude


Coltons13

Might as well be, tbh


insultant_

Eeeewwwwwwwww


angeloram

They must be close by since they both had an escape from movie there.


Communist_Shwarma

They Stole the dodgers, we steal their stadium.


QuickMolasses

I'd be impressed if you managed to move it back to NYC though.


whethervayne

Straight up Carmen Sandiego their asses back to Brooklyn.


binzoma

the new york city fc emirates of anaheim?


Psirocking

the newest of the sixth boroughs


nysgreenandwhite

Broke: new jersey Woke: connecticut Bespoke: literally 2000 miles away


Konges

[That 42 hour drive back will feel great after y'all win, I'm sure](https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Yankee+Stadium,+1+E+161+St,+Bronx,+NY+10451/la+coliseum/@39.1450525,-112.9258269,4.25z/data=!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x89c2f42c5ae76971:0x4940c3d9559a1e08!2m2!1d-73.9261745!2d40.8296426!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c2c807d74e67fb:0x54cf0a70d5943d36!2m2!1d-118.2878754!2d34.0140526)


andhelostthem

LAFC doing their part to combat homelessness.


tfcred

how shit is your stadium that even Concacaf doesn't approve of it?


Coltons13

It's actually apparently due to CONCACAF rules on field quality, which is hilarious given some of the fields the Central American and Caribbean clubs and nations use for CONCACAF matches


SteveBartmanIncident

Even San Pedro Sula doesn't have a pitchers plate though.


Chicago1871

Panama teams have played in the concachampions from baseball stadiums before tho. But that was over 10 years ago.


leonoel

Is funny since the Azteca Stadium was not up to NFL standards and the NFL game was canceled a couple fo years ago.


tavi805

To be faihar (fair)...that was a very particular situation of new grass, two home teams, and a ton of rain that led up to it's bad condition.


DanielTheGamma

IIRC that ended up being an incredible game in the Coliseum


leonoel

It was RAMS vs Chiefs, and both were the top of their conferences.


carpy22

If it's good enough for the Big Ten and the ACC it should be good enough for CONCACAF.


Traditional_Coach687

What’s funny is that it could probably provide VAR/Goaline Tech 😏, whereas most of the other Concacaf “approved” stadiums can’t


WislaHD

And here I thought the TFC-Dallas transfer was the MLS big brain moment of the week


MisterB_66

So every Galaxy and LAFC fan better buy up every ticket and show up for Santos, it’s the right thing to do.


thatonebabyhawk

Are they actually thinking of charging people to show up? For a midweek 3 pm kickoff?


gambit700

USC students aren't even gonna show up for that


righthandofdog

I'd totally show up for cheap tickets to shit on the most embarrassing team in MLS


gambit700

Trying to get through downtown LA for a 3pm start in the middle of the week is not ideal


righthandofdog

Yeah. I was in century city for work years ago and was planning on doing some shopping before heading to LAX to pick up some coworkers. The LA folks I was meeting with were "oh no! You need to leave NOW"


lookitskelvin

WHAT WERE YOU THINKING!?


markrevival

if anything my Saprissa fan relatives are going to show up to cheer against Santos lmao


HamFighter69

Nice try City Football Group. I'm not giving you my money.


Ham_Fighter

Says the guy that stole my username.


HamFighter69

[It's similar but it's not the same...](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-1_9-z9rbY)


QuickMolasses

You gotta remember that this is not either of the famous Santoses


sracer4095

Fuck it. I'm getting tickets.


notataco007

Be for real I'll send you something to wear lol


sracer4095

As they say on Reservation Dogs, “‘Stoodis.”


USBeatsMexico

Not everyone from NY is in some kind of crime syndicate. At least that's what I heard.


Granadafan

I’ll try to go as well. What are some of your chants?


SayNoToCargoShorts

BING BONG LFG


nyc_jc

Seagulls are like tropical pigeons


capitantercio

Thorrington: "we will have Champions league nights at the Banc again " What he meant:


BryanBlitz

😂😂


jcc309

This is the best one yet.


NextDoorNeighbrrs

lmaooooooooo


DarthRen7

An absolute joke


PattyIce32

It really has gutted me as a fan because I should be happy that we want a title this year, but instead of feels like an embarrassment and an outsider. This right here is the cherry on the shit Sundae. It's disgraceful and it makes the league itself look like a joke


hoopsandpancakes

Didn’t know it was meme Tuesday


therealflyingtoastr

MLS teams are getting smarter and dropping their announcements after Meme Monday in the hopes that we will all forget by the next week.


da_widower_sos

None of y'all will forget. Only hope someone tops it


BTBJC

God we are massive


sawkandthrohaway

Hey that's our line!


Coltons13

Literally America's club.


PeteyNice

I look forward to NYRB breaking out "Beat LA" chants this season.


SayNoToCargoShorts

I am all for this.


MrMaxson

I want to make the Browns jersey with the Quarterbacks on it with all the places we've played home games ... Yankee Stadium, Citi Field, Red Bull Arena, Fordham University, East Hartford, and The Banc in Los Angeles.


carpy22

Walter O'Malley speedrun.


sracer4095

Shit, there’s an idea for a rivalry trophy


Squat_____6

LANYCFC


gtg007w

*Coast to coast, from LA to Chicago, western team...*


Philip_J_Fry3000

I support this.


SayNoToCargoShorts

smoooooooooooth


slunion_20

Are you deadass


giants3b

NERRRRRRR


3pacman6

Well it was nice to have one month of this team not being an absolute fucking joke


PattyIce32

They just keep finding ways to embarrass themselves. I really hate this


christianjd

I genuinely thought this was a nutmeg news article


mireland77

This damn team needs to rebrand as the New York Wanderers as they wander around looking for a home pitch.


gtg007w

Brooklyn Nationtrotters


book81able

The Los Angeles New York City Football Club of Anaheim


lmrvrgs

lmaoooo!!!!


JulianBoldExtended

Wait wtf 😂


rickyrickySOB

Ain’t no fucking way bruh lolololol


notataco007

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


QuickMolasses

Pretty smart of them to have it near where they will be playing their first league match. It plays into the NYCFC stadium memes for sure, but it actually seems like a good idea. If you can't have it in New York area, might as well have it near your first MLS match.


PeteyNice

Things like this are why it is so hard to take CCL seriously. Also, here is a Tweet saying both legs of New England's tie will be in New England. Because nothing says sporting integrity like having both games at the home of one of the teams. https://twitter.com/JeremiahOshan/status/1480983526400925697?s=20


granular-mood4

I mean they’re playing a Haitian team, Concacaf could maybe encourage that game to be played in the Dominican or like Florida or Texas or somewhere but there’s no way it could be played in Haiti right now.


benyabenya

I wonder if NER offered to share the gate for the 'away game' they will host, effectively buying home-field advantage for both legs. And I doubt a team from Haiti can afford to turn down that money.


Jaime1337

Honestly I understand it. For NYC they shit the bed with their stadium situation, especially since they’re rich oil oligarchs, and we can shit on them all we like. But with some teams from Haiti or wherever else is similar they do the best with what they have.


PeteyNice

They could play in any other city in the US or Mexico or wherever. That they are choosing money over sporting considerations and that is never a positive thing.


da_widower_sos

Thank you CONCACAF for being shit (and making us slightly less shit)


SisuSoccer

New Jersey, California... Everything west of Hudson is just the same.


SayNoToCargoShorts

NYCFC playing more home games in Los Angeles than the Galaxy.


NY-Angrier

Legend.


nate6patton

Dude come the fuck on


Coltons13

>New York City FC can confirm today that the Club’s upcoming Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (CCL) home leg against Costa Rican club Santos de Guápiles Fútbol Club will be held at LAFC’s Banc of California Stadium on February 23, 2022, prior to the start of the MLS regular season. >The Club’s primary and secondary home venues, Yankee Stadium and Citi Field, are not CONCACAF-approved venues. NYCFC’s third-choice venue, Red Bull Arena, is the only CONCACAF-approved venue in the immediate New York City metropolitan area, but is also unavailable due to stadium and pitch renovations. Therefore, the Club has needed to look outside the NYC area and settled on Banc of California Stadium due to the Club’s away game against LA Galaxy being played nearby just four days later. This makes a lot of sense with the Galaxy away match. Means the club can just be in one place. We already knew it wouldn't be at YS or Citi, so it's a wash as far as I'm concerned.


collin2387

Sure, it makes a lot of sense if you don't want any of your supporters to be able to go to the match.


formerly_LTRLLTRL

We might get more people here than at RBA.


wheezl

PATH train that bad?


formerly_LTRLLTRL

Nah it’s more most fans boycotted RBA last year. Last thing we wanted was to legitimize it. Largely worked, too. Max attendance there was way under 4k. And this year it’ll split between YS and Citi field. And the one good thing the club did was not charge STH for any RBA games.


electricbookend

Yeah it makes sense, but it’s also a joke


da_widower_sos

Unless NYC is about to declare independence. Skipping right pass the long dormant statehhood argument so NYCFC can use Mexico's NT strats Edit: Just in case, /s


SayNoToCargoShorts

I like jokes. Jokes are funny.


CGFROSTY

Imagine telling LAFC fans last season that the defending MLS Champion will be playing in the CONCACAF Champions League at Banc of ~~America~~ California stadium in 2022.


SayNoToCargoShorts

> Banc of America stadium They're playing in Charlotte too?


insert-originality

Shit, probably one day


CGFROSTY

I definitely got my banks mixed up there. Haha


da_widower_sos

Give it time lol


WhytePumpkin

Time to piss or get off the pot with regards to building a stadium!


Matt_McT

Literally the opposite side of the country, lol. Who needs Nutmeg News when you got teams doing shit like this in real life.


Moo-head

Whoa, they aren't moving NYCFC to California, are they? Could name them the San Diego Disloyal


ichigo1234

Where is the lie? 🙃


Breaten

New York City FC of Los Angeles


LAFCPEREZ

Lmao WHAT


SisuSoccer

I can't wait for the The Nutmeg News take on this.


ramerica

They’ll just repost this press release.


SouthernUpstate

Is it easier to fly to LA than it is to take the PATH to Red Bull arena


KeyserSooooze

In the article, it states that RBNY is unavailable for that date due to scheduled pitch renovations. They chose LAFC’s stadium as they play the Galaxy earlier that week.


n_jacat

Ah, they must be decreasing the size of their trophy cabinet that week. Or increasing it since we might move in full time at this rate


Jolandia

Meme land


FlyingCarsArePlanes

This might actually top the Dwyer trade as 'Most MLS things that has MLSed' this month.


whethervayne

...this isn't Nutmeg News? This is for real life?


an0m_x

This is one of the dumbest things ive seen from the MLS, and that is saying something.


ichinii

Okay this is legit hilarious.


604-Guy

You’ve heard of home field advantage now get ready for home country advantage.


hibernial

Our 2021 MLS champions everybody, lets give em a hand 👏


MEitniear11

This is fucking hilarious.


GratefulDawg73

Shouldn't we play at Dodgers Stadium?


Artvandelay29

No, I feel the Angels’ park would be more appropriate.


WJMorris3

So, uh, where exactly in the five boroughs is Bank of California Stadium?


CreeperDude17

They’re making a special 6th borough just for this occasion


NoBreadsticks

Holy fuck, that's embarrassing


TheRealMewt

AHAHAHAHAHAHA


intensive_purpose

Lol


FlyingCrossChop

Lol


CreeperDude17

If we hadn’t lost we wouldn’t have gotten to witness this buffoonery so I guess there’s that


TheCapitolCrusader

Only if… 😂😂😂


reddituserFN2187

[We finally got a star](https://www.instagram.com/p/CYmr2jCJ5UZ/?utm_medium=copy_link)


TtheSea

Chivas NYC i guess???


Malaguy420

Ah, if only they had an actual home stadium of their own... But seriously, anyone know where that process currently sits?


n_jacat

Talks for the lot in the Bronx near Yankee Stadium have fizzled largely due to the Yankees not making progress with a defunct parking lot. Basically if either of our two $4.5B owner teams gave enough of a shit this whole time, we'd have something tangible by now. We're still in the stage of the FO promising that something is coming.


Malaguy420

Eeesh. That sucks. I'm sorry.


thetook

At least we get to play in our baseball stadium.


JBXGANG

Interesting that NYCFC still doesn’t have a stadium after 7 years in the league and it’s no problem but Don Garber threatened to relocate Nashville SC if our city council didn’t approve the stadium at the fairgrounds before the team even kicked a ball.


lordcorbran

NYCFC's stadium deal falling through after they'd already been let in is the reason MLS has taken a harder stance on teams getting that across the line since then. Garber and the league know how much of a black eye that situation is, so they're determined not to let it happen again.


grnrngr

Garber played hardball with NYCFC until NYCFC called their bluff. Same with Miami. Just be thankful your team wasn't jerked around for half a decade like Sacramento's was.


tomtomtumnus

Nashville is not New York and does not have the financial backing of Citi Group


JBXGANG

I assume you mean City Football Group? But yeah that’s the point—they don’t have to play by the rules the rest of us all do and it’s an embarrassment.


stealth_sloth

Prior to NYCFC, several teams were announced before their stadium location was finalized - once the league thought they had a solid handshake agreement on it but before dotting all the 'i's and crossing all the 't's. NYCFC managed to screw the pooch so dramatically from that starting point that now the league won't extend the same basic assumption of good faith to any subsequent new teams. It's not NYC being favored because they're NYC, or the owners are particularly rich; it's them being favored because they got there first before the league learned better.


tomtomtumnus

To be fair, Nashville cut to the front of the line of several far more deserving USL franchises because the city is a better tourist destination.


OMRebel13

Ironically, the “most deserving” USL teams hamstrung themselves with nice, but small, stadiums. Looking at Louisville, specifically.


TheCapitolCrusader

NYC is 304 square miles with a population of almost 9 million people. With that context, it kinda makes sense why it’s so difficult and for sure not the same as Nashville.


iatetheplums

Are they going to sell tickets for this? As a recent Angeleno and long-time MLS ridiculousness appreciator, I'm gonna take every step to be there


ClassicResult

Meme league.


RBNYJRWBYFan

I don't want to hear shit about "Y'all ain't a NY team, y'all play in Jersey, LOL" from City fans ever again. Irony can only die but so many times.


soydavis

This is getting fucking ridiculous


jgweiss

who knew RBNY was so galaxy-brained that they set pitch renovations for the rare offseason they dont host a concacaf CL match


krysteline

At least they didnt pull an LAFC and resod 2 days before an international friendly, only to be required to resod for a second time in one offseason.


sandalsf

*The City Is Yours,* *The City is Yoursssss* *Playing in California,* *Are you fooking sure?*


RockShrimp

WTF IS THE POINT OF PLAYING CARIBBEAN TEAMS IN FEBRUARY IF WE CANT MAKE THEM PLAY IN SNOW?


Reasonable_Cow9600

The last NYC team in blue (Brooklyn Dodgers) to move home games to LA never came back.


papertowelroll17

Are we sure this isn't Nutmeg news?


Blighty_One

Holy hell. That’s embarrassing for nycfc no matter which way you try to look at it.


jackbennyXVI

This cannot be real lmao


Shadowfury0

Nashville SC can stay in the Eastern Conference, we'll just have NYCFC instead


RBNYJRWBYFan

LOL, fuckin really?! This reads like an Onion article, or an April fool's day prank. They ACTUALLY went with *LA!?* What the fuck kind of logic lead to this? Okay they, couldn't use RBA (which is going through renovations? News to me, are they finally doing something with the tarped off sections?). Fine. Can't use the local college stadiums. Fine. I guess Metlife isn't workable? (but Gillette Stadium is? I don't get it) Fine. But, I dunno, couldn't they have stuck with the EAST COAST. The Union's stadium, surely that's up to par? This team just laughed in the face of Home Field dvantage for some travel convenience. *unbelievable.*


atheocrat

Does this mean Santos has two home games essentially? LA has a sizable Costa Rican population


JonstheSquire

They would get fewer Costa Rican fans in LA than in NY.


HamFighter69

We do? Where?


atheocrat

I should have said "relatively sizable". It's the third largest Costa Rican hub in the country: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costa_Rican_Americans#List_of_Costa_Rican_American_communities NYC has more, but presumably NYCFC fans would have shown out for a home field match.


GayKnockedLooseFan

People really love to exaggerate the impact immigrant groups in cities will have on here. I saw someone say that the italian population of toronto would essentially finance Insigne’s salary through jersey sales. Just outrageous stuff


AndreT_NY

Still easier to get to then Red Bull Arena. Nicer neighborhood too.


gambit700

3000 mile away home game. What?!?


BurnerForDaddy

3rdRail-52


abmofpgh

Correct me if I’m wrong, since I am not from New York, but I don’t think Los Angeles is inside of New York


Sempuukyaku

This is as embarrassing as it gets.


xjoeymillerx

Fuckin hilarious.


TropangTexter

This is both a huge joke/embarrassment and also something that does make sense due to the travel.


Resoca

Just change your name to Wanderers


WEHAVEBETTERBBQ

Absolute tragic of a club. Don Garber needs to be held accountable for even letting NYCFC become a team without a proper plan for a proper stadium.


formerly_LTRLLTRL

How's that proper, perfectly located stadium working out for you by the way?


WEHAVEBETTERBBQ

The thing is atleast we have a stadium you nonce. Meanwhile you're hopping from your rivals stadium to playing in another state to playing in a fucking baseball stadium.


formerly_LTRLLTRL

Lotta good it does when no one shows up to it. The team included. You want to talk about tragic clubs, look in the mirror. We’ll be over here with our MLS Cup and fans who give a damn. Oh and we’ll be playing in TWO baseball stadiums this year. And will certainly out-draw Houston in their perfectly located proper stadium. Embarrassing.


Hemo_GlobinTrotters

Lol @ an nycfc fan trying to brag about attendance 🤣 your games are constantly empty too


Blighty_One

nycfc’s attendance was so bad last season that their FO didn’t even release attendance numbers. Maybe sit this one out.


OMRebel13

Why do we not call them the NYCFC Wanderers yet?


SanSquatchh

This is can’t be real.😱 I find this embarrassing and dumb. They need to build a stadium for this club.


section135

Just don't shit in the stands, reserved for lafc fans only


ihdash

lol


[deleted]

Metlife not an option?