History

LA Galaxy

1996 - present

Trophies

MLS Cup 2002, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2014
Supporters' Shield 1998, 2002, 2010, 2011
US Open Cup 2001, 2005
CONCACAF Champions League 2000

Stadium: StubHub Center

Owner: Philip Anschutz

Current Roster

It's fitting that a team representing a city famed for its stars should be named the Galaxy, but Los Angeles' MLS franchise - one of the ten MLS originals - was renowned early on not for their premier status, but for their inability to seal the deal in the biggest games.

Between their inaugural season and 2001, LA advanced to MLS Cup a total of three times, losing out twice to D.C. United in 1996 and 1999 and once to their California Clasico rival, the San Jose Earthquakes, in the 2001 title game.

In the next ten years, however, the Galaxy corrected their early bridesmaid-syndrome to become one of the most dominant teams in MLS. After winning two titles in 2002 and 2005, LA rang in the changes in 2007 by updating their logo, uniform, and signing the league's first Designated Player, superstar David Beckham.

Bruce Arena's arrival a year after Beckham ushered in a golden era, as the longtime USMNT coach was able to build a dynasty. At its center was not Beckham, but US and MLS legend Landon Donovan, who helped lead the Galaxy to three MLS Cup titles in four years from 2011 through 2014 before retiring as the league's leader in goals and assists in both regular season and postseason play.

Notable Players

  • Cobi Jones
  • Carlos Ruiz
  • Pando Ramirez
  • Landon Donovan
  • David Beckham
  • Robbie Keane
  • Edson Buddle
  • Greg Vanney
  • Herculez Gomez
  • Kevin Hartman
  • Omar Gonzalez
  • Mike Magee
  • Robbie Rogers

Coaches

  • Lothar Osiander, 1996-1997
  • Octavio Zambrano, 1997-1999
  • Sigi Schmid, 1999-2004
  • Steve Sampson, 2004-2006
  • Frank Yallop, 2006-2007
  • Ruud Gullit, 2007-2008
  • Cobi Jones, 2008 (interim)
  • Bruce Arena, 2008-present

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