An American professional soccer franchise, The Los Angeles Galaxy (LA Galaxy), is based in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson, California. As a major of the Western Conference, La galaxy also competes in the Major League Soccer (MLS). The club had begun to play since 1996 as one of the league’s eight charter members.
The club owned by Anschutz Entertainment Group was found in 1994. The team has a rivalry with the San Jose Earthquakes in the California Clasico and used to play against the city rivals Chivas USA in the SuperClasico, before the team folded in 2014. In 2018, the new rival also emerged in the form of Los Angeles FC in the El Trafico derby.
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The franchise has hence been able to hold the success in Major League Soccer, with a record of five MLS Cups, and the Western Conference regular-season title eight times, four Supporters’ Shields, two US Open Cups and, and one CONCACAF Champions’ Cup title. Later in 2017, the club had an addition of the dubious MLS Wooden Spoon to its trophy case. The franchise was estimated to be the most valuable in the league, worth more than $300 million as of 2019.
There was a rivalry match against the San Jose Earthquakes, of the La Galaxy, which was known as the California Clasico, and is hence considered as one of the fiercest, and long-running rivalries in American soccer. A crosstown rivalry, El Trafico was born when Los Angeles FC joined the league in 2018.
As of January 29, 2019
- David Bingham as Goalkeeper from the United States
- Perry Kitchen as Midfielder from the United States
- Diego Polenta as Defender from Uruguay
- Dave Romney as Defender from the United States
- Daniel Steres as Defender from the United States
- Servando Carrasco as Midfielder from the United States
- Romain Alessandrini (DP) as Midfielder from France
- Jonathan dos Santos (DP) as Midfielder from Mexico
- Zlatan Ibrahimović (DP) as a Forward from Sweden
- Cristian Pavón (on loan from Boca Juniors) as a Forward from Argentina
- Favio Álvarez (on loan from Atlético Tucumán) as a Forward from Argentina
- Chris Pontius as a Forward from the United States
- Joe Corona as Midfielder from the United States
- Diedie Traore as Defender from France
- Jørgen Skjelvik as Defender from Norway
- Sebastian Lletget as Midfielder from the United States
- Uriel Antuna (on loan from Manchester City) as Midfielder from Mexico
- Juninho as Midfielder from Brazil
- Tomas Hilliard-Arce as Defender from the United States
- Giancarlo González as Defender from Costa Rica
- Julian Araujo as Defender from the United States
- 25 Rolf Feltscher as Defender from Venezuela
- 26 Efraín Álvarez (HG) as Midfielder from Mexico
- 27 Emil Cuello as Midfielder from Argentina
- 28 Matt Lampson as Goalkeeper from the United States
- 41 Justin Vom Steeg as Goalkeeper from the United States
- 51 Ethan Zubak (HG) as a Forward from the United States