The Los Santos Benders are most likely based upon the Los Angeles Galaxy, the professional soccer team in Los Angeles. It also has a similar logo shape to Los Angeles Galaxy.
It parodies most British soccer teams and the behavior of their fanbases.
The team has its own radio commercials and sells season tickets for $50 (though they can't be purchased by the player). It tries to attract attention to soccer by letting visitors catch up with "European-style chanting" (which are actually blatant insults targeted at the opposite team) and to give them the opportunity to commit race crimes, get into post-game riots, violent fights between team supporters and to experience the "joys of mass hatred, xenophobia and alcohol abuse".
Imaging Voice: "You love sports. But isn't it time to forget about friendly rivalries, tailgate parties and marching bands? It's time America joined the rest of the world!"
Crowd (with British accent): "Who's the wanker in the black?"
Imaging Voice: "Embrace the global passion of soccer at the next Los Santos Benders home game! Let off flares, riot, and commit race crimes, just like the sophisticated Europeans do!"
Crowd: "You're shit, and you know you are!"
Imaging Voice: "Come feel the excitement of a Benders home game, where a normal post-game melee may result in a couple of burnt cars! A proper English riot can burn a town to shreds! It's time America finally joined in on the fun! The LS Benders! Season tickets only $50."
Crowd: "Who's the wanker in the black?"
- The team's name is probably a nod to the film Bend It Like Beckham.
- "Bender" is a British slang for homosexual.
- One of the team's radio ads features a sampled version of "Who Ate All The Pies", a popular British soccer chant.