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Penn Marks Debut of LAFC on ESPN

On Sunday, March 4, when LAFC face Seattle Sounders FC (ESPN/ESPN Deportes, 5 p.m. ET), it will culminate a journey three-and-one-half years in the making – since Major League Soccer awarded its 23rd team to Los Angeles.

For ESPN NBA analyst Tom Penn, it will mark his introduction to the American soccer community as the public face of the club. Penn, a former NBA executive, is co-owner and president of LAFC.

In the video, Penn describes what he is most looking forward to as LAFC embarks on its debut season in Major League Soccer.