Seattle Sounders vs LAFC

July 29th, 2022 at Banc of California Stadium

Context and Experience

This was a fantastic opportunity to shoot a live sporting event from a franchise I’ve been following since it’s inception in 2017. This was a special photo session for a number of reasons. Not only was this my first time shooting at a professional sporting event, it was also the home debut of international super star Gareth Bale, who was the newest member of the team at the time. This season also later proved to be a special one, as LAFC won the MLS Championship for the first time in the teams young history. Bale would go on to score the game tying goal in extra time in dramatic fashion, which was also his last professional game as he announced his retirement at the end of the season.