Los Angeles Galaxy

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LA Galaxy
Full nameLA Galaxy
FoundedJune 15, 1994 (29 years ago) (1994-06-15)[1]
StadiumDignity Health Sports Park
Carson, California
OwnerPhilip Anschutz (AEG)
PresidentChris Klein
Head coachGuillermo Barros Schelotto
LeagueMajor League Soccer
2018Western Conference: 7th
Overall: 13th
Playoffs: Did not qualify
WebsiteClub website
Current season

The Los Angeles Galaxy, branded as the LA Galaxy, are an American soccer team that plays in Major League Soccer in Carson, California. They shared their home field, Dignity Health Sports Park, with Chivas USA before that team folded at the end of the 2014 season.

Until he left when his contract ended after the 2012 season, the team's best-known player was English icon David Beckham, signed from Real Madrid in 2007. Landon Donovan, the joint all-time leading goal scorer for the US national team, played with the Galaxy from 2005 until his first retirement in 2014, and briefly returned to the team in the last part of the 2016 season. Robbie Keane, the Republic of Ireland's captain, leading scorer, and most-capped (most games) player, was a Galaxy captain. The team also included longtime Liverpool and England star Steven Gerrard. Currently, the Galaxy's best-known player is Sweden all-time leading scorer Zlatan Ibrahimović.

Honors[change | change source]

Players[change | change source]

Current Players[change | change source]

As of June 5, 2020[3]
No. Position Player Nation
5 Defender Daniel Steres      United States
8 Midfielder Jonathan dos Santos (DP)     Mexico
12 Goalkeeper Eric Lopez (HG)     United States
14 Forward Javier Hernández (DP)     Mexico
16 Midfielder Sacha Kljestan      United States
17 Midfielder Sebastian Lletget      United States
18 Goalkeeper Justin Vom Steeg      United States
19 Defender Diedie Traore      France
20 Defender Nick DePuy      United States
21 Defender Giancarlo González      Costa Rica
22 Defender Julian Araujo      Mexico
24 Defender Danilo Acosta      United States
26 Midfielder Efraín Álvarez (HG)     Mexico
28 Midfielder Kai Koreniuk      Netherlands
29 Forward Ethan Zubak (HG)     United States
56 Midfielder Jonathan Perez (HG)     Mexico
60 Forward Cameron Dunbar (HG)     United States

Notable Former Players[change | change source]

League position[change | change source]

Season League Position
1996 Major League Soccer Final
1997 Major League Soccer Quarterfinals
1998 Major League Soccer Semifinals
1999 Major League Soccer Final
2000 Major League Soccer Semifinals
2001 Major League Soccer Final
2002 Major League Soccer Champions
2003 Major League Soccer Quarterfinals
2004 Major League Soccer Semifinals
2005 Major League Soccer Champions
2006 Major League Soccer 5th / West
2007 Major League Soccer 5th / West
2008 Major League Soccer 6th / West
2009 Major League Soccer Final
2010 Major League Soccer Semifinals
2011 Major League Soccer Champions
2012 Major League Soccer Champions
2013 Major League Soccer Quarterfinals
2014 Major League Soccer Champions
2015 Major League Soccer Quarterfinals

References[change | change source]

  1. "General Overview". Major League Soccer. 2009. Archived from the original on June 25, 2008. Retrieved June 26, 2009.
  2. "Main Stadium – Dignity Health Sports Park". Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  3. "Players". Retrieved September 27, 2017.