ACB Sanctions set by the MLS and Front Office

It is our unfortunate responsibility to inform you that yesterday the Galaxy FO officially sanctioned us for throwing streamers during the game at last year’s MLS Cup final and what they deemed as a year filled with incidents.

These sanctions include:

1. No supporters privileges for the first 4 matches of the season, including the home opener.

No flags, No drums, No tifo, No banners

Friday          6-Mar      VS. CHICAGO
Saturday     21-Mar     VS. HOUSTON
Sunday       12-Apr      VS. SEATTLE
Saturday     18-Apr     VS. KANSAS CITY

2. No supporters privileges at the first 4 away matches of the season 

No flags, No drums, No tifo, No banners

Sunday        15-Mar     Timbers
Saturday     28-Mar     DC United
Saturday     4-Apr       White Caps
Sunday       26-Apr      NYRB

3. No streamers for the entire 2015 season

We want to make it clear, that disrupting the field of play by throwing objects on the field is never ok. However we strongly feel that extending the punishment beyond the scope of streamers is truly unjust.

In addition to the streamer issue, much of their rational for these restrictions are from the past; actions that we believed were already sorted and settled (smoke throughout the season for example). Changing the rules midway through the season without notification is simply unethical. We were already penalized for the smoke incidents last season, and now this “encompassing” punishment is penalizing us again. We are truly shocked and disappointed by the severity of the FO’s actions!

We will be discussing this at our board meeting on Saturday and ask that all supporters come to help us take the best possible course of action.

ACB121 Meeting
Saturday 1/31/15 6pm – 8pm
Phantom Carriage Brewery
18525 S. Main St. Carson CA 90248

If you are unable to make it or are not an ACB supporter, but have an opinion, please write to angelcitybrigade121@gmail.com and we will read your thoughts and opinions at the meeting.

If you would like to express your displeasure to the Galaxy/MLS please feel free to reach out to Sid Patel the Manager of Business Development at spatel@lagalaxy.com

The Angel City Brigade

2015 ACB Elections: Nominees

2015 ACB Elections

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Hello everyone,

Hope the offseason has been treating you well. As you know, five vacant spots are to be filled in the ACB Board of Directors. The list of people nominated by other members to fill those vacant spots is found below, along with a link to a thread dedicated to their statements. Please take the time to read through their answers, and we encourage everyone to ask more questions to all nominees. If you haven’t done so, sign up for 2015 ACB121 Membership to be able to vote on your favorite candidate(s). Voting takes place on 1/21. Read more about the candidates on the 2015 Elections page.

Jose “Brownie” Anda

Vanessa Arias

Karina Ceja

Noah Eve

Kim Greer

Michele Morlang

Joey Sabillon

Guillermo Veliz

Carolynn Wroblewski

 

 

 

 

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