2015 Memberships, Nominations, Elections

If you are passionate about giving your energy and voice to L.A. Galaxy in the stands for 90+, lending a hand outside of the stadium to our tifo displays, attending events and away games, and continuing our vision to be 1 voice at a Stub Hub Center by welcoming others to stand and cheer with us we welcome you to become an ACB member!

2015 Membership fee: $25

Membership Includes

Merchandise:

- Member ID card

- Member Scarf

- Member T-Shirt

**Include shirt size in the notes at check out**

Year round discounts:

- Discounts on ACB merchandise and tickets for 2015

- Discounts with select vendors for 2015

- 10% discount on San Jose Away trip

Priority on ticket and merchandise orders:

- Members will have access to order tickets and new merchandise a minimum of 48 hours prior to the general public.

Participation in 2015 ACB Leadership elections:

- Voting privileges in elections for the ACB Leadership Board

- Ability to run for a position on the leadership board

*2015 board elections will take place on 1/21/15.

Monetary items have a value of $50 for only $25!

Membership valid 1/1/15 – 12/31/15

*Please note* 2014 ID#’s will be reinstated to the member with a 2015 renewal

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2015 ACB121 board vacancies and terms:

- 5 open seats will be available for election for the ACB121 Member Board.

- Elected candidates will serve a 3 year term.

- In 2016, 5 seats will be available for election then these elected directors will serve a 3 year term and so on…

Nomination and election timeline:

- Mon 1/5/15 – Tues 1/6/15: Nominations for the ACB121 Board of Directors will be accepted

- Wednesday 1/7/15: Nominees will be contacted

- Friday 1/9/15: Candidates for the 2015 election will be announced

- Wednesday 1/14/15: Candidate statements will posted to the website and forum

- Wednesday 1/21/15: Election day. Voting will happen online.

- Thursday 1/22/15: Elected board officials will be announced

- Saturday 1/31/15 or Sunday 2/1/15: Tentative dates for first member and board member meeting in 2015. Date and time TBA by 1/23/15.

ACB121 board member nomination guidelines:

1. Only *active ACB121 members are eligible for nomination and candidacy.

2. Only *active ACB121 members can submit nominations for the ACB121 Board of directors.

3. ACB121 Members cannot nominate themselves for a position on the board, candidates have to be nominated by a fellow member.

4. ALL *active ACB121 Members as of Sunday 1/4/15 will receive an *active member list and nomination ballot via e-mail on Monday 1/5/15.

5. ACB121 Members will then have a 48 hour window to nominate a fellow *active member from the list for a position on the board if they so chose.

6. Nominees will be notified of their nomination on Wednesday 1/8/15. They will then have a 48 hour window to accept or decline the nomination.

7. ALL nominees and members who nominated them will be posted to our forum on Friday 1/9/15

8. Nominees will have until Tuesday 1/13/15 to submit their candidate statements.

9. Candidate statements will be posted to our forum and website on Wednesday 1/14/15.

10. ACB121 Members will have an opportunity over the course of 1 week to review these statements and ask the candidates questions on our forum.

11. To keep a level race for all candidates, campaigning for votes by social media, or other means is prohibited. Candidates found doing so will be disqualified.

12. Elections will take place on Wednesday 1/21/15.

13. Voting will take place online via a link e-mailed to all *active ACB121 Members as of 1/19/15. The link will remain open for 24 hours on 1/21/15.

14. Voters will only be able to cast their votes one time.

*An active member is defined as one who has enrolled as a 2015 ACB121 member

*Active member names will be shared for the purposes of helping fellow members make their nominations as only active ACB121 members are eligible for candidacy. No other info beside a name will be shared.

*Active members who DO NOT want their name shared on the member list should notify angelcitybrigade121@gmail.com by Sunday 1/4/15

If you have not yet signed up for membership you can do so here:

https://squareup.com/market/angel-city-brigade-121-inc

We encourage you to read our mission statement and FAQ before signing up for membership

http://angelcitybrigade.net/membership-faq

http://angelcitybrigade.net/acb-mission-statement-why-join

First to Five! Celebrate at ACB’s Holiday Party

First to Five!

 

We did it, Angelinos!
What was a long season filled with many storylines and special moments came to an end this past Sunday, as the LA Galaxy captured a record fifth MLS Cup at StubHub Center!

As the greatest soccer player this country will ever see retires, all we can say is Thank You, Landon Donovan. Thanks for all of your years in LA, your dedication to the club, on and off the pitch. It was an honor and privilege to have you representing the City of Angels, whether it was in Green and Gold or the Blue, White and Gold.

To all the players on the roster, we’d like to express our thanks as well. Everyone played a part in getting the team this far, and are all well-deserving champions! Thanks for always giving it your all for the Los Angeles Galaxy!

We’d like to take this opportunity to say ‘Thank You’ to all of you who have helped the Angel City Brigade be the group it is today. To those who purchased ACB121 memberships, helped out in the creation of our tifo displays, and helped fill the stands, you are a vital part of the group.

We’d also like to thank those who stood with us in 121 and 122 this season, as well as those who traveled with us and represented for us on the road! From the preseason game in Fresno, CCL game in Tijuana, all the way to Montreal and the Western Conference final in Seattle.

Three MLS Cups in four years? Life in Los Angeles is great!

ACB Holiday Party

It’s almost time for our annual Holiday Party, ACB! Our Holiday Party will be taking place on Saturday, December 20th at House of Gods in Los Angeles. Some details about the event:

Admission:

$10 ACB121 Members

$15 Non-members

FREE admission for designated drivers who sign up for our DD program (check our Facebook for more details!)

Admission includes ALL this fun stuff!

- Player appearances

- Printed photo with the MLS Cups

(While supplies last. 9pm – 10:30pm)

- Open Bar for 21+

- Dancing to the best Reggae Spanish Rock + 80′s!

Additional items:

$5 Buffet by Guerrero’s catering

ACB121 Members eat FREE!

Don’t forget to tip your bartender, Cheers!

See you all there, ACB! Enjoy the night and celebrate the culmination of a long and hard-fought season that ended with another championship!

ps- Be on the lookout for details on 2015 ACB121 memberships soon!

@acosta19LA

Updates: LA Galaxy, LA Galaxy II, LA Galaxy Academy

On Sunday, LA Galaxy walked out of the California Clasico with only one point against San Jose. Despite dominating the first half, LA was only able to get on the board once. Plenty of missed opportunities, including a missed penalty kick hit off the crossbar, would come back to hurt the Galaxy in the second half. Despite not walking out with all three points, the Galaxy remains in the race for the Supporters’ Shield. If they want the Shield to stay within reach, the Galaxy must defeat Dallas at home this Saturday night.

Saturday night LA Galaxy II hosted their first playoff match after joining USL this season. Despite going down 1-0, LA was able to rally behind Chandler Hoffman and turn things around. Hoffman scored to tie the game at one and provided an assist to Charlie Rugg, who gave LA the lead. After moving past Rochester, Galaxy II will now be facing Sacramento on the road this upcoming Saturday night. LA was able to win just one of four games played between the two sides, that lone victory coming in Sacramento in the final game of the season.

The LA Galaxy Academy teams started their seasons with victories last weekend, and have continued dominating their opponents. After sweeping their opponents at different age groups last week, the Galaxy Academy teams did the same thing when they faced Arsenal FC, outscoring their opponents 14-1. The U-18’s and U-14’s were able to shut out their opponents 5-0 and 6-0, respectively, while the U-16’s obtained a 3-1 victory. That’s six wins in six games for the Galaxy Academy teams, who will be going up north to face the Earthquakes Academy and Juventus this upcoming weekend.

Updates: LA Galaxy, LA Galaxy II, LA Galaxy Academy

There are only four home games remaining this regular season, eight games total. The Galaxy is currently on a five game winning streak, having lost just once in the last nine games. In those nine games, the Galaxy has a total of 28 goals. With recent results, the Galaxy is only 2 points behind Seattle in the race for both the Western Conference and Supporters’ Shield.

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The regular season is over for LA Galaxy II. With Saturday’s victory over Sacramento, LA II was able to claim the third seed in USL Pro playoffs and will be facing Rochester Rhinos. In their only meeting this season, the Rhinos defeated LA at StubHub Center, handing them one of only two defeats suffered at home. The game will be hosted at StubHub Center this upcoming Saturday 9/13, scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. Entrance and parking for this game are FREE!

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The LA Galaxy Academy swept their Strikers counterparts this past Saturday 9/6 to kick off their seasons. The U-18’s defeated Strikers 5-0, the U-16’s took a 2-0 victory and the U-14 squad completed the perfect day for the Academy with a 6-2 victory. Future looks bright!