LA Galaxy is one of the ten founding teams in Major League Soccer. The name “Galaxy” was derived from Los Angeles being home to the “stars” of Hollywood. The team began competing in the first season of the then-new league, which took place in 1996. In the inaugural season, Los Angeles finished first in the Western Conference and was one ...
MLS Cup 2002 was the seventh edition of the MLS Cup, the championship match of Major League Soccer (MLS), which took place on October 20, 2002. It was hosted at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, and contested by the New England Revolution and the Los Angeles Galaxy to decide the champion of the 2002 season. The Revolution, who were named ...
MLS Cup 2005 was the 10th edition of the MLS Cup, the championship match of Major League Soccer (MLS). The match took place on November 13, 2005, at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas, near Dallas, and was contested between the New England Revolution and the Los Angeles Galaxy. It was a rematch of MLS Cup 2002 and ended in ...
MLS Cup 2011, the 16th edition of Major League Soccer’s championship match, was played between the Houston Dynamo and the Los Angeles Galaxy to decide the champion of the 2011 season. The match was played at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California on November 20, 2011. Los Angeles won their third championship, defeating Houston 1–0 of a 72nd-minute goal ...
MLS Cup 2012, the 17th edition of Major League Soccer’s championship match, was a rematch between the Houston Dynamo and the Los Angeles Galaxy to decide the champion of the 2012 season. The match was played at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California on December 1, 2012. Los Angeles defeated Houston 3–1 giving the Galaxy their second-straight league title ...
MLS Cup 2014 was the 19th edition of the MLS Cup, the match that determined the champion of Major League Soccer’s 2014 season. It is also the last MLS Cup to be held before the league’s rebranding in 2015. The Western Conference Champions LA Galaxy played the Eastern Conference Champions New England Revolution. The match was held at the Galaxy’s ...
History of the Galaxy
The LA Galaxy is one of Major League Soccer's (MLS) 's most successful teams. Founded in 1995, the team has won five MLS Cups and four Supporters’ Shields since its inception. The team also holds numerous other records for excellence, including most playoff appearances and regular-season wins.
The LA Galaxy's success can be attributed to several factors, but perhaps none more so than their star players throughout the years. From Landon Donovan to David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, some of soccer’s biggest names have donned the famous white jersey with pride over two decades now. Not only did these stars bring world-class talent to Los Angeles, they also brought an international following that helped grow soccer fandom across North America - something which continues today with current stars like Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez leading this charge into 2021 and beyond!
It's no wonder that when it comes to MLS franchises, few can match up against what LA Galaxy have achieved over their 26-year history - both on and off the field! With a host of trophies under their belt already this century alone – not least back-to-back championships in 2011 & 2012 – it looks set for another exciting season ahead at Dignity Health Sports Park as we all look forward eagerly towards yet more silverware from our beloved club!
1996 – Present / Major League Soccer
1996 – Present / LA Galaxy
Galaxy – The LA Galaxy is one of the most iconic teams in Major League Soccer, and their nickname has become a symbol of success for the franchise. But where did it come from?
When the team was founded in 1996, they wanted to capture Los Angeles’ unique culture with a name that would be recognizable worldwide. After considering several options, they decided on “Galaxy” as an homage to Hollywood's star-studded history and its connection with science fiction movies such as Star Wars. The name also pays tribute to L.A.'s place at the center stage of the global entertainment industry—a galaxy unto itself!
In addition to being an appropriate nod towards Tinseltown, “Galaxy” reflects how soccer can bring together people from all walks of life—much like our Milky Way galaxy contains billions upon billions of stars representing many different cultures and backgrounds throughout the space-time continuum! It's no wonder why this nickname resonates so strongly among fans across North America (and beyond).
Moreover, LA Galaxy has embraced its galactic moniker by incorporating various elements into its branding over time, including starburst logos on uniforms/merchandise or even having players dress up like astronauts during promotional events! This helps create a powerful identity that unites supporters everywhere under one banner: The Galacticos! Whether you're cheering them on at Dignity Health Sports Park or watching them compete against other MLS clubs online – when you hear those three syllables uttered out loud…you know exactly who we're talking about: La Galaxia de Los Ángeles!!!
MLS Cups 5
2014, 2012, 2011, 2005, 2002
2003 – Present / Dignity Health Sports Park
1999 - 2001 / Titan Stadium
1996 - 2002 / Rose Bowl
1998 - Present / Anschutz Entertainment Group
1996 – 1997 / L.A. Soccer Partners, LP
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