June 15th, 2012, 04:42 PM #1
LA Galaxy Player Introductions
If the tweet by LA Galaxy support group Angel City Brigade is correct, starting this week, the PA announcer will not announce the last names of the players, leaving it to the fans.
I thought it was interesting, because the practice was suggested on LGK to use for the Kings.
FWIW, I do call out the last names of the players at Staples Center when they are introduced and upon first announcement of each goal. There are some others who continue to do so as well, but, clearly this has not caught on among the Kings fans. We'll see how it fares at the Galaxy match this Sunday.
Considering I just found out about it by accident, I think many of the fans in attendance will be unaware, and it will mainly be the Angel City Brigade and/or the Riot Squad doing all the yelling.
Also, I only spotted this on the acbrigade Twitter account via the lagalaxy.com Web site, and, though my search has not been thorough, I have not seen verification of this on either the ACB or LARS Forums.
In any event, I'll be ready to join in if this comes to fruition.
June 15th, 2012, 11:07 PM #2
They do this in Germany to great effect and it is a lot of fun.
danke - YouTube
June 18th, 2012, 11:20 AM #3
Turns out they did it at Home Depot Center this past Sunday. I hope they continue to do it. It was very fun.
June 18th, 2012, 11:46 AM #4
I wasn't at the game, but heard both supporters groups were trying to get it going across the stadium. good job.
and they finally won a game..
June 18th, 2012, 11:52 AM #5
They had almost every player on the video board, so that helped the crowd. I'm in 132, and when they didn't have a card for David Junior Lopes, I could only hear a smattering of us yelling his name.
Finally winning a game was nice. Plus, a clean sheet, and, really, quite a bit of sexy football once again, even if it was against Portland. They've had matches this season where they've played well without getting the result, which was another reason the victory was welcome Sunday. Now, two more games this week with a short roster...