Author: Trebor Tracy

Trebor joined Angels on Parade as a writer in 2020. Having covered soccer in Los Angeles since 2018, he has quickly become a trusted voice in the industry. Now Managing Editor, Trebor continues the work to keep Angels on Parade a trusted source for all things footy, in Los Angeles.

Match Day One. The only time in all of soccer where every team feels like this could be their year. The time everyone starts unbeaten, and on the same level. For LAFC, this is a chance to shake off the dirt of disappointment after their 2023 campaign finished relatively successfully, just without any trophies to show for it. However, that is officially now in the past and the present is a match against Western Conference rivals, Seattle Sounders, to open up the 2024 season. The #LAFC Starting XI vs. @SoundersFC Today’s lineup is presented by @BMO_US #LAFCvSEA pic.twitter.com/gIagTCroXy — LAFC…

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The one positive from MLS introducing a new playoff format that pushed the season to a December finish last season? An offseason that doesn’t feel nearly as long! For LAFC, it means less time stewing over what could have been, and more time working on what could still be. The Los Angeles outfit ended last season with plenty of opportunities, but nothing to show for it other than experience points. While the season was far from a failure, it was surely a disappointment for the club that has no problem letting their ambitions be known. What really makes this season…

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For the first time since entering the MLS, LAFC have to do something many thought would never happen. The team that has secured record-setting wins, a couple of Supporter’s Shields, an MLS Cup, and been home to a few of the recent Golden Boot winners, will now have to do something almost unthinkable. Start over. There is no mistaking it, for the first time this club is facing a season in the midst of a rebuild. 3rd match of the preseason ends in a 0-1 loss. pic.twitter.com/P4uIS38o9G — LAFC (@LAFC) February 8, 2024 The black & gold is no stranger…

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The 2024 NWSL season is officially, official now that the schedule has been released and players have reported for training. Angel City FC, like the rest of the NWSL, are hoping the 2024 season ends with them lifting the championship trophy. Considering how last season ended for ACFC, fans have every right to go into this season feeling like this is their year to establish themselves as consistent competitors within a league that is increasingly improving parity and competition. Stretching our wings 🪽 pic.twitter.com/F5SAwnjvzZ — Angel City FC (@weareangelcity) January 24, 2024 “It’s so easy for me to stand here…

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The turns do table, and do so quickly. After spending most of the offseason focused on re-signing talent and keeping the core of their playoff team intact, Angel City have dipped into the market to add some fresh blood to the squad. After recently trading for NWSL veteran Rocky Rodriguez, the team followed it up today with the announcement of another trade.  The club announced a deal that sees young star forward Messiah Bright, come to Los Angels from the Orlando Pride. Angel City for their side of the deal will send the Pride $130k in intra-league transfer funds. 📝#AngelCityFC…

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Now that their own free agents have all made their respective decisions, the time has come for Angel City FC to start really getting active in the market to add some talent to the roster. That began today, as the team announced the acquisition of veteran midfielder, Rocky Rodriguez, via trade with the Portland Thorns. Angel City FC is sending $275k in allocation money, with additional conditional funds to be paid against the transfer fee threshold, to Portland in exchange for the midfielder. “I am so excited to be joining ACFC. I can’t wait to play for the city of…

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Just like that, the 2024 MLS Season is upon us. We all knew the turnaround would be quick with 2023 wrapping up in December, but just as the holidays end, a new season of insanity begins. Like many teams, LAFC are looking forward to a more successful campaign this time around. Unlike many teams, the black & gold are coming off a season where they had four chances to win a trophy, and failed to finish the job on all of them. Now, in the midst of a bit of a exodus, LAFC aim to find what’s needed to finish…

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Metal balls dropping in New York, countdown clocks ticking down all around the world, dragon imagery dancing through streets, firecrackers, lots of red, and Jessica Berman opening proceedings from Anaheim, California. These are just a few of the things signifying the new year as we shed 2023, and welcome even more chaos and adventure in 2024. Angel City FC came into the draft lacking picks in the first two rounds, and looking to fill holes left by recent departures. Having to wait so long to make a pick, the club knew they had to be deliberate and intentional wit their…

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Legendary defender Giorgio Chiellini may have announced his retirement from football as a player, but that doesn’t mean he is done imparting his wisdom on the next generation of footballers. Today, LAFC announced they are keeping Chiellini in Los Angeles, signing him on as their next Player Development Coach. 📰 Legendary defender and former #LAFC player Giorgio Chiellini will remain with LAFC as a Player Development Coach. 🔗 https://t.co/qpgB2fP2so pic.twitter.com/FFNChsd6mL — LAFC (@LAFC) January 16, 2024 “We were thankful to have Giorgio play the final 18 months of his playing career with LAFC,” LAFC Co-President & GM John Thorrington said…

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We are just one day away from the 2024 NWSL Draft and while a lot of the news around Angel City FC has been player departures, the team is still committed to ensuring those critical to last year’s success, stay in LA. Another one of those falling under that banner, is defensive midfielder, Madison Hammond. After a stellar 2023 season, the midfielder/defender returns after signing a new contract to keep her with Angel City FC through 2025. ¡Vamos, @gohaamm! 📝 #AngelCityFC announce that midfielder Madison Hammond has re-signed with the club through 2025. Read the full details below. — Angel…

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