As LAFC hit the next chapter on their journey towards kick off in the MLS, the assembled squad has hit the pitch for the very first time. Up and running, this exclusive look from the sidelines charts the first ever LAFC training session.

Day one in the sun and looking like an organised outfit already, the club have set up base at UCLA as Bob Bradley organises his squad in preparation for the 2018 MLS Season. This first training session comes almost three years after the club launched their crest and while behind the scenes they have been working flat out, momentum and excitement is now hitting a peak level. The Banc of California Stadium is rendering towards completion too and having recruited fresh young talent at the MLS Superdraft, the first training session ushers in the next wave in a new era for football in LA.

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The MLS season kicks of in March, so with less than two months to go, the focus towards football shifts into a serious gear for LAFC. For three months, this club has embraced and created a bespoke culture. From the ground up they have created supporters clubs, held rallies and brought a youth academy into the mix. The foundations have been set though the final jigsaw has been on hold patiently. With the on pitch game ready to complete a huge off pitch effort, it's one hell of an exciting time for all involved with LAFC.

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The black and gold is ready to roll - watch this space for more.