LAFC To Offer 50% Off Food & Drink Specials Before MLS Cup Kickoff – Banc To Open At 10:30am On Nov. 5


LAFC is hosting MLS Cup on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Banc of California Stadium at 1 p.m. PT, and offering food and drink specials from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. to encourage fans to arrive early. Due to a USC football game at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum also on Nov. 5, alternative parking and transportation measure will be in place.

Banc of California Stadium opens at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 5, and will offer 50 percent off food and drinks from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. No coupons or codes required. Restrictions do apply.

Due to a USC football game at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, there will be NO PARKING SPACES AVAILABLE IN OR AROUND EXPOSITION PARK AND BANC OF CALIFORNIA STADIUM for fans attending MLS Cup.

Fans must arrive to the stadium via Metro, LAFC Park & Ride Shuttles from Dodger Stadium or Rideshare apps. LAFC encourages fans to plan their trip with the Transit app or Metro Trip Planner online.

Fans can also park in Lot 1 at Dodger Stadium and take a shuttle bus to Banc of California Stadium. Lot opens at 9:00 a.m. and buses will take fans back to the lot after the match.

LAFC Announces MLS Cup Transportation Plan


A comprehensive parking and transportation plan is in place for the 2022 MLS Cup on Saturday, November 5 at 1 p.m. at Banc of California Stadium. Due to a USC football game at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum on November 5, alternative parking and transportation measures will be in place and enforced. There will be NO PARKING SPACES AVAILABLE IN OR AROUND EXPOSITION PARK AND BANC OF CALIFORNIA STADIUM for fans attending MLS Cup.

The best options for fans attending the MLS Cup will be Metro, LAFC Park & Ride Shuttles from Dodger Stadium, and rideshare apps.


LAFC encourages fans to plan their trip with the Transitapp or Metro Trip Planner online.

  • From the Expo Park/USC station, walk along Kinsey Drive or Victory Walk to South Coliseum Drive towards Banc of California Stadium.
  • The Metro Expo Line can be easily accessed with connections at the 7th Street/Metro Center in downtown Los Angeles to the Metro Red/Purple lines, and at the Pico Station to the Metro Blue line. Fans using the Metro Gold Line can make an easy transfer at Union station to the Metro Red/Purple lines for a connection to the Expo Line.
  • It is recommended to purchase a round-trip fare at the beginning of trips to avoid lines when the games are over. Each person, including children over the age of 5, must have a valid TAP card and remember to tap before each boarding.

Metro System Maps

Metro E Line (Expo) Rail service will run every 12 minutes on Saturday to Expo Park/USC Station from Santa Monica

Fans can drive and park in the following lots along the Expo Park line:

E Line (Expo):

J Line (Silver):

Metro also has several convenient parking lots available on other lines. Learn more:


Silver Line Bus Rapid Transit Lines 910/950 will run every 15 minutes to I-110/37th St. Station.

Fans can drive and park in the following lots along the Silver Line:

  • El Monte Station – 3501 Santa Anita Ave., El Monte
  • Union Station East Garage – Access from N. Vignes St.
  • Harbor Gateway Transit Center – 731 W. 182nd St., Gardena

Metro Bus Lines Below All Serve Bus Stops Near Banc of California Stadium

  • 2 – Sunset Bl/Alvarado St.
  • 40 – MLK/Hawthorne Blvd.
  • 81 – Figueroa St.
  • 102 – Exposition Blvd.
  • 204 – Vermont Ave.
  • 754 – Vermont Ave.

How to Pay for Metro

TAP is a reloadable fare card that offers a convenient way to pay your fare on Metro bus and rail. It is also valid for travel with 25 transit agencies across LA County. Learn More:



Fans can park in Parking Lot 1 at Dodger Stadium

Drive to Dodger Stadium and enter Sunset Gate A

  • 1000 Vin Scully Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Buses will shuttle fans on a constant loop to Banc of California Stadium and back to Dodger Stadium after the match

  • Lot 1 opens at 9:00 am 
  • NO Tailgating at Dodger Stadium


Uber & Lyft will pick up and drop fans off at:

  • The corner of Vermont & Exposition Blvd.
The MLS Cup Arrives In Los Angeles
The MLS Cup Arrives In Los Angeles

Max + Vince Podcast #157 | MLS Cup Tactics Preview With Special Guest Jordan Harvey

We're diving into tactics on today's pod. Leading up to MLS Cup, we've talked about the Western Conference final win over Austin and had a big-picture chat about the moments that got LAFC to this point. Now it's time to look a little closer at what Vince calls the "soccer nerd" stuff. To do that, Max and Vince welcome "Mr. LAFC" Jordan Harvey to the show. Jordan has been working in many capacities for LAFC all season, including as an assistant to the coaching staff. Max and Vince ask Jordan what excites him most about the matchup, where LAFC can be effective, how Philly likes matches to play out, and what to look for from both teams in the final.

Max + Vince Podcast #156 | The Road To MLS Cup With Special Guests Mahala & Sebastien Ibeagha

The Max + Vince Podcast continues its epic week of MLS Cup final content. The guys will have a new episode every day leading up to the final with player guests and inside access. Today's theme is the Road to MLS Cup. Max and Vince are talking about the milestones and big matches that got LAFC to this point. Think of it this way, "if x didn't happen, LAFC wouldn't be in MLS Cup." The guys share their three season-changing milestones before bringing on Mahala and Sebastien Ibeagha to talk about big moments in the season, the team's togetherness in the playoffs, and why Mahala calls Kellyn Acosta "dad."

Looking Forward While Still Enjoying The Glow Of Western Conference Final Win


The Los Angeles Football Club has enjoyed immense success since joining Major League Soccer in 2018, winning two Supporters' Shields, reaching the CONCACAF Champions League Final and scoring more goals and registering more regular season wins than any other MLS team in the last half decade. 

After heartbreaking defeats in the MLS Cup Playoffs in 2018, 2019 and 2020 – LAFC has finally reached the Final in its fifth season. 

As Supporter Shield Champions, LAFC's path to the championship is three home wins. The first, a 3-2 victory over the crosstown rival Galaxy, is being hailed as one of the greatest matches in MLS history. The second match on Oct. 30 in the Western Conference Final against Austin FC, currently stands as the greatest moment in LAFC's brief history. There is still a trophy to be won, but for a few more hours, we can bask in the afterglow of reaching the MLS Cup Final.


"It's an amazing atmosphere here. It makes me feel right at home. It is my home, but my home away from home, my second home here," said LAFC head coach Steve Cherundolo. "It's an incredible atmosphere, and you know, this is for the fans and it's also for everybody at the organization who has worked so hard in the past seven years to put this club and organization on the map, to build it the right way, and for the right reasons: to win for the city and the fans. I think you experienced it tonight. The next game is for L.A. and our fans."

Those fans Cherundolo spoke of entered Banc of California Stadium with a quiet confidence on Sunday; once the tifo began to rise, the stadium's volume increased, and from the moment Cristian Arango scored the first goal in the 29th minute, the crowd noise in the Banc was deafening. 

Where in 2019, LAFC was the young upstart coming off an amazing second season facing the much longer established Seattle Sounders, this year, Austin FC was the team coming off a successful sophomore campaign and LAFC was the more experienced combatant. It showed on the field, and on the stat sheet. LAFC outshot Austin FC (22-7) and LAFC won the possession and passing battles and were the more physical side.


After the match, LAFC's head coach and players reflected on what they had accomplished but were very mindful that in the words of the late Kobe Bryant ‘The job is not finished.’

"You know, the goal this year is the MLS Cup. At the end of the day, we have had success so far. Getting the shield was amazing in Portland, and obviously we want to top it off, the cherry on the top would be the Cup here at home in front of our supporters. The whole organization was looking towards the moment and the roster was built for that moment," said LAFC goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau. "Everything, everybody is content with the win, the 3-0, but there's still that bubble in our head that is like, job is not done, not satisfied enough. I think the group has the mentality of going all the way. The mentality of the guys is, one more."

LAFC and Philadelphia have been the two best teams in the league since the Black & Gold joined in 2018. They sport nearly identical winning percentages over the last five years – and it always has seemed like these two teams were on a collision course for the Cup. Before the Eastern Conference Final between LAFC defender Ryan Hollingshead said he wanted the Union, and got his wish later that evening. 

"It would be pretty fitting for it to be the Union and play against a team that we were fighting for the Supporters Shield with all year long,” Hollingshead said. “We have been the top teams in the league all season, so it will be a great game.”


Max + Vince Podcast #155 | We Want The Cup With Special Guest Sebastien Ibeagha

Happy MLS Cup final week! It's the biggest week in club history and the Max + Vince Podcast is going to be there with you every step of the way. That's right, the guys are podcasting every day this week leading up to Saturday's final at Banc of California Stadium. Today, the guys are starting off with a recap of the 3-0 victory over Austin FC. In the biggest match of the season, LAFC had its best performance. Max and Vince take you through all the action, including LAFC's 90-minute press, the off-the-ball runs of LAFC wide forwards, and Steve Cherundolo continuing to use his substitutions to perfection. After that, the guys welcome Sebastien Ibeagha back to the show. Seb stepped up in a big moment, coming in for Giorgio Chiellini at halftime and helping LAFC maintain a clean sheet. It's not the first time he's had to step in during a big moment for the Black & Gold. Max and Vince ask how he prepares for the unexpected, what his thoughts were when he was called on at half, and how a great week of training made all the difference.