A group shot of the Galaxy before a game at StubHub Center…
LOS ANGELES GALAXY
First Season: 1996, finished 24-8 overall – 1st in the Western Conference – and reached the Major League Soccer semifinals
Most Recent Season: 2015, finished 14-11-9 – 5th in the Western Conference – and lost to the Seattle Sounders in the playoffs
Number of MLS Cups (Championships): FIVE – 2002, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2014 (most in MLS history)
All-Time Overall Record: 307 wins – most in MLS history, the only team to win 300 games – 216 losses, 139 ties, 1,038 points (the only MLS team with 1,000 points)
All-Time Leading Scorer: Landon Donovan, 2005-2014, 2016, 113 goals (all-time leading scorer in MLS, too)
A Galaxy player dribbling the ball quite nicely. Photo courtesy of gettyimages.com
Other Notable Players:
Cobi Jones – one of the first Galaxy stars, scored 70 goals in a 12-year career.
David Beckham – One of England’s superstars for Manchester United before coming to the Galaxy in 2007. With his wife, former Spice Girl Victoria (Posh Spice) Adams, makes for a great couple as well.
Robbie Keane – Perhaps Ireland’s greatest soccer player, led the Galaxy in scoring four straight years.
Steven Gerrard – Longtime superstar for Liverpool FC, contributed well for the Galaxy
Jorge Campos – Longtime star for the Mexican National team, played with the Galaxy for two years.
Carlos Ruiz – Led the Galaxy to its first MLS crown in 2002, scored 50 goals in three seasons.
Giovani Dos Santos (current player)
Home: StubHub Center, Carson, CA, capacity 27,000
Current Record: 2-5-2, 8 points, 9th place in the MLS Western Conference
A video of the Galaxy’ first of five MLS championships, won in 2002. Courtesy of YouTube.
Cool logo! Image courtesy of semper.soccersavings.com
The Galaxy’s most recent title, won in 2014, Courtesy of YouTube.
A Few Brief Thoughts:
It’s crystal clear for everyone to see that this Galaxy franchise has been a credit and an asset to sports in SoCal, with their five championships and having won more game than any pro soccer team in the U.S.
Which unfortunately makes their fall this year all the more spectacular as they are far closer to the bottom of the standings than the top, with prognostications for the season not being good for this team at all.
That doesn’t – nor does it should – take away from the Galaxy’s achievements as they commence on rebuilding their team.
For this year, the only thing that can be said to Galaxy fans is to just weather the storm…
A good shot of the Angel City Brigade, the Galaxy’s official fan club