Welcome home, Gareth Bale.

LAFC’s new star arrived just in time to take in Friday night’s El Trafico win over the LA Galaxy, observing the sights and sounds at Banc of California Stadium – even getting wooed by the club's famed 3252 supporters’ group.

The procession included a pre-game walk around the field from the former Real Madrid and Tottenham forward, who signed in late June and is officially eligible to debut in the weeks ahead as he integrates into head coach Steve Cherundolo's Supporters' Shield-leading team.

For now, the 32-year-old Welshman is officially in MLS and ready to show his world-class abilities for the Black & Gold, all in the buildup to the Qatar 2022 World Cup and beyond.