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LAFC IS BACK for its second season in Major League Soccer with a week full of community events, player appearances and interactions throughout Los Angeles leading up to the Club’s season opener on Sunday, March 3 at 5:30 pm PT against Sporting Kansas City at Banc of California Stadium.


Kicking off the week’s festivities on Saturday, Feb. 23 will be LAFC’s Community Day presented by YouTube TV, in conjunction with the release of their new “Street By Street” secondary jersey, prior to the Club’s final preseason match. The Club will host street soccer matches, live mural art by adidas artist influencer Jonas Never and music in the Northwest Plaza at Banc of California Stadium. Additionally, the adidas MakerLab truck will be available for stylized embroidery customizations.


The LAFC Merch Truck returns to the streets of Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 24 with its first stop at Ike’s Sandwiches in Westwood, where LAFC players Tyler Miller and Tristan Blackmon will assist in the creation of the newest menu item – the “Bob Bradley” sandwich, named for LAFC’s head coach.


Other highlights include Latif Blessing helping to build the “LAFC Burger” for the Merch Truck stop at The Golden State restaurant in Little Tokyo on Thursday, Feb. 28 and other LAFC players appearing at Pink’s Hot Dogs on Friday to help serve the “LAFC Dog”.


LAFC continues to be a force for good in Los Angeles, with community events at Bud Carson Middle School in Hawthorne on Tuesday, Feb. 26 and Sunrise Elementary School and the Solano Community Garden in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 27.


The full slate of events and Merch Truck stops taking place throughout the week leading up to the Club’s first match of 2019 can be found below:


Saturday, February 23 | 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PT


LAFC vs. Vancouver kickoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. PT

WHERE: Banc of California Stadium


North West Plaza


3939 S Figueroa Street


Los Angeles, CA 90037


WHAT: 2019 LAFC Fan Event presented by YouTube TV


Final Preseason Match: LAFC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps (Open To LAFC Season Ticket Members ONLY)


Sunday, February 24 | 2:00 p.m. – 6:00pm PT

WHERE: Ike’s Sandwiches


1151 Westwood Blvd


Los Angeles, CA 90024


WHAT: LAFC goalkeeper Tyler Miller will help create the newest sandwich on Ike’s menu – “The Bob Bradley”


Monday, February 25 | 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. PT

WHERE: Chica’s Tacos


728 S Olive St


Los Angeles, CA 90014


WHAT: LAFC forward Christian Ramirez will meet and greet fans in downtown Los Angeles.


Tuesday, February 26| 3:15 p.m. PT

WHERE: Bud Carson Middle School


13838 Yukon Ave


Hawthorne, CA 90250


WHAT: LAFC and Chevron Soccer Facilities Renovation Dedication Ceremony at Bud Carson Middle School


TIME: Media Check-In –  2:45 PM       


Dedication Ceremony Begins – 3:15 PM       


Youth Activation on the Pitch – 4:00 PM       


RSVP: Media interested in attending should RSVP to lafcpr@lafc.com


Tuesday, February 26 | 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. PT

WHERE: Beer Belly Long Beach


255 Long Beach Boulevard


Long Beach, CA 90802


WHAT: Merch Truck Stop


Wednesday, February 27 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PT

WHERE: Sunrise Elementary School


2821 E. 7th Street


Los Angeles, CA 90023


WHAT: LAFC players and staff will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday by reading classic Dr. Seuss books to students and assisting in other afterschool activities.


Wednesday, February 27 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PT

WHERE: Solano Community Garden


585 Casanova Street


Los Angeles, CA 90012


WHAT: LAFC players and staff to donate garden equipment and assist young gardeners in maintenance.


Wednesday, February 27 | 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. PT

WHERE: Guelaguetza


3014 W Olympic Blvd


Los Angeles, CA 90006


WHAT: Merch Truck Stop


Thursday, February 28 | 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. PT

WHERE: The Golden State Little Tokyo


241 San Pedro St


Los Angeles, CA 90012


WHAT: LAFC forward Latif Blessing will help build the “LAFC Burger” and serve fans.


Friday, March 1 | 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PT

WHERE: Banc of California Stadium


Figueroa Club


3939 S Figueroa Street


Los Angeles, CA 90037


WHAT: ESPNLA 710 AM Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ and Travis Live Remote Show from the Banc for select contest winners.  


Friday, March 1 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. PT


WHERE: Pink’s Hot Dogs


709 N La Brea Ave


Los Angeles, CA 90038


WHAT: LAFC players to serve fans the “LAFC Dog"


Saturday, March 2 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PT


WHERE: Porto’s Bakery


3614 W Magnolia Blvd


Burbank, CA 91505


WHAT: Merch Truck Stop


RSVP:

Media interested in attending events throughout the week must RSVP to lafcpr@lafc.com.