Sports in Los Angeles

Sports in Los Angeles

The media market of Los Angeles, California consists of many sports teams.

Professional franchises


The MLB has the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.


Currently it consists of teams in the NBA, which are the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers. In the WNBA, it contains the Los Angeles Sparks. In the NBA D-League, it contains Los Angeles D-fenders.


In time present, there is no NFL in Los Angeles. But, there is the AFL which has the Los Angeles Avengers.


In the NHL, it has the Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks, thanks to their presence in the Greater Los Angeles area with the Angels.


The MLL has the Los Angeles Riptide.


In the MLS, it consists of the Los Angeles Galaxy and Chivas USA. In the WPS, a newly established league for women, there is a currently team referred team as the Los Angeles WPS team. In the hispanic community, there is a great fan basis for Mexican soccer teams. The most popular of the soccer squads are Chivas and América, who have developed a bitter sports rivalry known as El Clásico, similar to the Dodgers-Giants Rivalry.


In the NCAA, the two most famous schools in Los Angeles are the USC Trojans and the UCLA Bruins, which both schools have successful college football teams.

ports Venues

The Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Sparks, Los Angeles Kings, and the Los Angeles Avengers host their home games at Staples Center. The Los Angeles Galaxy, Chivas USA, and the Los Angeles Riptide host their home games at the Home Depot Center. The Los Angeles Dodgers play at Dodger Stadium, while the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim play at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Meanwhile, the Anaheim Ducks play at the Honda Center, formerly known as the Arrowhead Pond Of Anaheim.

Former franchises

The NFL had a great presence with the Rams and Raiders being in Los Angeles. The American Football League also had a presence with the Chargers, now part of the NFL. Los Angeles currently is looking for a new stadium to attract the NFL back to the City of Angels.

Former soccer franchises

The Los Angeles Wolves were a member of the United Soccer Association, starting its first season in 1967. The Los Angeles Toros of the National Professional Soccer League also started its first season in 1967. When both leagues merged to form the North American Soccer League, the Wolves remained in Los Angeles while the Toros relocated and became the San Diego Toros in 1968. When the first season ended, both teams folded. Later, the NASL returned a team in Los Angeles by establishing the Los Angeles Aztecs in 1974. Once more, the Aztecs folded in 1981. In 1990, the A-League was established thus two teams were joined the league in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Heat and California Emperors. By the end of the season, both team folded. Later, the Los Angeles Salsa of the A-League was established in 1993, but folded in 1994.

ee also

*Los Angeles
*Oakland Raiders
*St. Louis Rams
*Los Angeles Soccer History
*History of National Football League in Los Angeles

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