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!

Upcoming Games; LA Galaxy & LA Galaxy II Updates

As always, tickets for LA Galaxy and LA Galaxy II games can be found on our online store. This includes away games as well, so make sure you purchase your tickets for the upcoming away games against Chivas USA and in San Jose.

Chivas USA vs LA Galaxy Tickets
Code: LA0831
SJ Earthquakes vs LA Galaxy Tickets

Both the LA Galaxy and Galaxy II are in very important parts of their respective seasons. After the 4-1 defeat in Columbus, the Galaxy was able to make a great comeback in Colorado and continue winning ways at home this past weekend, while LA Galaxy II has secured a spot in the USL Pro postseason.

LA Galaxy:
With recent results, the Galaxy is in fourth place in the West, only five points behind the leader of both the conference as well as the race for the Supporters’ Shield, the Seattle Sounders (and with a game in hand). The Galaxy’s schedule has them playing seven matches in the next month or so, playing a couple of times on just a few days’ rest. This is probably the most crucial part of the season, make sure you’re there supporting the team as they try to take control of the Western Conference.

LA Galaxy II:
It’s been a great first season for LA Galaxy II. While results could have been better on the road, Galaxy II has had a good run at home. This past Sunday, Galaxy II gave up a 2-0 lead to Wilmington Hammerheads, who would turn things around and be on top 2-3 in the final minutes. The captain Rafael Garcia scored a stoppage time free kick into the upper 90’ to earn a point in a 3-3 draw. With their victory over OKC Energy on August 16th, Galaxy II secured a spot in the postseason, which will begin in just a few weeks. There are three regular season games remaining for Galaxy II, two at home within the next week (8/27, 9/1) and the final game on the road against Sacremento.