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LA Galaxy
Full name LA Galaxy
Founded June 15, 1994 (27 years ago) (1994-06-15)
Stadium Dignity Health Sports Park
Carson, California
Stadium
capacity
27,000
Owner Philip Anschutz (AEG)
President Chris Klein
Head coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto
League Major League Soccer
2018 Western Conference: 7th
Overall: 13th
Playoffs: Did not qualify

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

  • MLS Cup (Major League Soccer champion): 5
    • 2002, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2014
  • MLS Supporters' Shield (best regular-season record): 4
    • 1998, 2002, 2010, 2011
  • Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup: 2
    • 2001, 2005

Players

Current Players

No. Position Player Nation
5 Defender Steres, DanielDaniel Steres      United States

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8 Midfielder dos Santos , JonathanJonathan dos Santos (DP)     Mexico

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12 Goalkeeper Lopez, EricEric Lopez (HG)     United States

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14 Forward Hernández, JavierJavier Hernández (DP)     Mexico

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16 Midfielder Kljestan, SachaSacha Kljestan      United States

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17 Midfielder Lletget, SebastianSebastian Lletget      United States

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18 Goalkeeper Vom Steeg, JustinJustin Vom Steeg      United States

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19 Defender Traore, DiedieDiedie Traore      France

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20 Defender DePuy, NickNick DePuy      United States

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21 Defender González, GiancarloGiancarlo González      Costa Rica

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22 Defender Araujo, JulianJulian Araujo      United States

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24 Defender Acosta, DaniloDanilo Acosta      United States

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26 Midfielder Álvarez, EfraínEfraín Álvarez (HG)     Mexico

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28 Midfielder Koreniuk, KaiKai Koreniuk      Netherlands

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29 Forward Zubak, EthanEthan Zubak (HG)     United States

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56 Midfielder Perez, JonathanJonathan Perez (HG)     Mexico

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60 Forward Dunbar, CameronCameron Dunbar (HG)     United States

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Notable Former Players

League position

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

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