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Galaxy and LAFC fans already don't like each other

LOS ANGELES - The first signs of a burgeoning Southern California sports rivalry came from a splat of paint.

Last month, hours after Jiovanny Lopez and Diego Mendoza finished a mural on a brick building in the Pico-Union neighborhood, one welcoming Mexican national team star Carlos Vela to the fledgling Los Angeles Football Club, the artwork was defaced with splashes of blue, white and gold paint - the colors of the crosstown rival Galaxy.

Months earlier, vandals working in black and gold - LAFC's

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