Here at LAG Confidential we were lucky enough to stay at the Standard while covering this weekend’s action! As it turns out, a major reason we had a blast dining on chicken and waffles was all the money we saved from living inside Bob Bradley’s head the past year.
During the postgame press conference following their last-gasp winner over Sporting Kansas City at the Banc, a reporter innocuously asked the manager about the rivalry between the LA Galaxy and LAFC. Unprompted, Bob blew a gasket.
“Look, I’m ending the one...what’s it called, ‘El Trafico’? No no...it’s La Clasico, ok? LA, la clasico. Throw that ‘El Trafico’ thing out the f***ing window, ok?”
Bob Bradley renames the LAFC/LA Galaxy rivalry: “I’m ending the one called ‘El Trafico.’ No, no. It’s La Clasico.’” #LAFC #LAGalaxy pic.twitter.com/sGfP0hUVg7— Delmy Barillas (@DelmyBarillas) March 4, 2019
A generic name for a generically named club. Makes sense, unfortunately it’s not up to him to decide.
Here’s a quick refresher for those who may not be aware: The El Trafico name was created organically by the fans. Last year LAG Confidential and SB Nation’s LAFC blog Angels on Parade ran polls asking the supporters to pick for themselves. Guess which name both fanbases chose by a landslide?
The people have spoken! The #LAGalaxy #LAFC rivalry shall henceforth be known as El Tráfico! https://t.co/fXAZeqTpXv pic.twitter.com/1psawo7Vnw— LAG Confidential (@LAGConfidential) March 27, 2018
El Tráfico. It’s clever, it’s original, it’s here to stay. We don’t like Guisados displaying Carlos Vela art either but you don’t see us whining about it.
IT WILL BE EL TRÁFICO FOR EV ER #ElTráfico— Eric (@GISHammer) March 4, 2019
PS Didn’t you just play a game v SKC? Why are you talking about a July match v #LAGalaxy? https://t.co/iKBkjDKahe