Photographer Brittany Campbell puts her skill on display, capturing many fan moments in the LA Galaxy’s 1-1 draw with San Jose on May 22nd, 2016. Text is by Josh Guesman. Quotes as attributed. Edited by Wendy Thomas.
The Angel City Brigade Waves Its Flags Before the Game
Five days shalt thou labour, as the Bible says. The seventh day is the Lord thy God’s. The sixth day is for football. – John Anthony Burgess Wilson
One Fan’s Sombrero Serves As an Homage to AJ DeLaGarza’s Young Son Who Passed Away in 2014
“I’m living a dream I never want to wake up from.” – Cristiano Ronaldo
Fans Sit On Pins And Needles During the Stalemate
“Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string.” – Pele
Despite the Draw, Young Fans Always Enjoy the Afternoon Sun
“I do not play football, I score goals.” – Dario José dos Santos
Fans in the Foreground and the Goodyear Blimp in the Background Hanging Over the StubHub Center
“In his life, a man can change wives, political parties or religions but he cannot change his favourite soccer team.” – Eduardo Hughes Galeano
Even During a Goal Drought, There is Merriment Among Fans.
“A football team is like a beautiful woman. When you do not tell her, she forgets she is beautiful.” – Arsène Wenger
This is My Family. A Family I Wasn’t Born Into, But Rather Joined.
“The thing about football…the important thing about football…is that it is not just about football.” – Sir Terence David John “Terry” Pratchett
Watch the Pass. The Run. The Ball.
“If you’re attacking, you don’t get as tired as when you’re chasing.” – Kyle Rote, Jr.
“To say that these men paid their shillings to watch twenty-two hirelings kick a ball is merely to say that a violin is wood and catgut, and that Hamlet is so much paper and ink.” – John Boynton Priestley
“The rules of soccer are very simple, basically it is this: if it moves, kick it. If it doesn’t move, kick it until it does.” – Phillip Abraham “Phil” Woosnam