West LA merger?

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  1. Mystery Train

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    Pure rumor I suppose, but got wind of a possible 3-way merger between Westside Breakers, Santa Monica United and LAFC. Anyone with scoop on that? That pretty much consolidates all the options on the westside to one club, wouldn't it? @soccerobserver , I know you're connected over there, any inside info to share?
     
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    Still some smaller stuff -- but those would be the three bigger ones. FC England, Culver City and AYSO United the smaller.
     
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    The third club is FCLA (not LAFC, the MLS Academy).

    From largest to smallest, there would still be Autobahn, Culver City, AYSO United LA, Chelsea SC LA, FC England, LA Stars Premier, Brazil Stars, and Athletic FC. The westside of LA has always had probably more clubs than the field space could support.
     
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  4. soccerobserver

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    Happy New Year MT...Why you gonna call me out like that ?? I’m just enjoying my box of popcorn...
     
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  6. Mystery Train

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    Pass that popcorn down the row, brother.

    Happy New Year!
     
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  7. Kicker4Life

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    Maybe that will bring ECNL to LA County!
     
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  8. Overlap

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    Yep, but, can't share yet ;)
     
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    Nope
     
  10. espola

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    Yes you can. Don't be a jerk.
     
  11. Kicker4Life

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    My guess is either a GPS Affiliate or Something New.
     
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    West LA United
     
  13. charlie murphy

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    thought FCLA was a TFA affiliate .
     
  14. SoCal GK mom

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    The merger is probably going to happen. It is not a takeover by another club, but rather a reaction to the mega-clubs in the region. It has become difficult for medium-sized clubs, without DA/ECNL, to compete for players, coaches, and power in CalSouth. By pooling the talent in the region, the new consolidated club will be able to have a stronger presence. And yes, ECNL is one of the goals of the merger. But it won't be a Surf affiliate, a Galaxy affiliate, or any other affiliate. Just its own newer and bigger thing. (FCLA and TFA split up in the middle of last season).
     
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    Wrong again....
     
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    No, I can't, it's not a done deal yet...
     
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    Do you think discussing it here is going to make any difference?
     
  18. Overlap

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    plenty of field space, everyone is fighting for the same talent pool....the one's listed above are having the same issue and way behind
     
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    Go SoCal GK mom!....
     
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  20. Kicker4Life

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    Yah....they were both a bit of a stretch. The only other that would make sense (and a lot of it) is LAFC.
     

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