Family + Football: The Luca DeLaGarza Story by MLS Insider


AJ DeLaGarza knew what he wanted to name his unborn son, he just never imagined that name would bring together an entire soccer community.

The latest episode of the Emmy-nominated MLS Insider series offers an emotional and candid look DeLaGarza and his relationship with his son Luca, who passed away shortly after he was born in September. Luca’s fight to stay alive and his eventual passing galvanized Major League Soccer like few events in recent memory, launching the #LucaKnowsHeart hashtag and eventually culminating in an emotional moment of silence at the StubHub Center in the first game after his passing.

Click here for more on Luca’s story and how to donate to the Childen’s Hospital of Los Angeles, and don’t miss the rest of the MLS Insider series, including past episodes on Real Salt Lake mighty-mite Joao Plata, Chivas USA star Erick “Cubo” Torres and the rise of Sporting Kansas City star Graham Zusi.

>>Watch the episode here

2 thoughts on “Family + Football: The Luca DeLaGarza Story by MLS Insider

  1. Hi Megan,

    I continue to pray for you and AJ. I hope these two thoughts will comfort you:

    1) Luca is resting in the arms of Jesus. He is well taken care of. He is healthy. He is not struggling.
    2) You will see him again. I know both of you believe in Jesus as your Savior. You will go to heaven one day. And that day you will be with your healthy, precious little boy.

    Until then, keep holding onto to Jesus. He will get you through this.

    A sister in Christ,


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