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Los Angeles Galaxy
Full name Los Angeles Galaxy
Founded 1995
Ground StubHub Center
Ground Capacity 27,000
Chairman Philip Anschutz
Manager Bruce Arena
League Major League Soccer
2015 Western Conference: 5th
Overall: 9th
Playoffs: Quarterfinals
Away colours
Third colours

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, StubHub Center, 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 all-time leading goal scorer for the US national team, has been with the Galaxy since 2005, except for a retirement of nearly two years from the end of the 2014 season until late in the 2016 season. Robbie Keane, the Republic of Ireland's captain, leading scorer, and most-capped (most games) player, is the Galaxy's current captain. The team also includes longtime Liverpool and England star Steven Gerrard.

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

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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