On the latest episode of the Urban Pitch Podcast, UP contributors and co-hosts of the Above the Clouds podcast Jeremy Rist and Kyle Scoble discuss the upcoming El Trafico and Chanclasico rivalries in Los Angeles, along with some other recent U.S. Soccer headlines.
It’s rivalry week! In MLS, LA Galaxy and LAFC are squaring off in the vaunted El Trafico derby on July 8, and the following night in the same stadium Angel City FC will be taking on San Diego Wave FC in the very first regular season edition of what’s initially being called the Chanclasico derby.
On Above the Clouds, Rist and Scoble break down every single ACFC match, and release episodes after every home game. So it’s only right that they got to fire off some of their hot takes about the team and its current roster ahead of what could be the biggest game of their season so far.
They also discuss what each Los Angeles MLS team has at stake before Friday’s matchup, in addition to their thoughts on the new MLS-Apple TV deal and the recently announced host cities for the 2026 World Cup.