- Founded: 1996 (charter member)
- Stadium: Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, Calif. (capacity: 27,000)
- Colors: Navy Blue, White and Gold
- MLS Cup Championships: 5 (2002, ’05, ’11, ’12, ’14)
- MLS Cup Appearances: 9
- Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup titles: 2 (2001, ’05)
- Head coach: Guillermo Barros Schelotto (2019)
- Captain(s): Zlatan Ibrahimović (SWE), Jonathan dos Santos (MEX)
Considered the flagship franchise when Major League Soccer began operations, the Galaxy is also one of North American’s most successful teams with five MLS Cup titles in nine appearances, plus a pair of Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup crowns.
The list of former players is a Who’s Who list of the soccer world, including David Beckham (ENG) from Real Madrid, the highest-profile transfer in MLS history.
Other international players of note feature: Ashley Cole, Robbie Keane, Luis Hernández, Giovani dos Santos, Jonathan dos Santos, Jorge Campos, Steven Gerrard, Zlatan Ibrahimović and American Landon Donovan, who is the all-time leading scorer for both the club and the league.
LA Galaxy top players
This season’s top European impact is forward Zlatan Ibrahimović (SWE), who should be the club’s leading scorer, remaining a dangerous striker at age 37.
Ibrahimović owns a pair of Dutch Eredivisie crowns with Ajax, three Serie A titles in Italy for Juventus, and four crowns in France’s Ligue 1 for Paris Saint-Germain. He then moved on to the English Premier League, yet did not win a domestic trophy in his two seasons with Manchester United.
Also joining the Galaxy in 2018 is goalie David Bingham, a long-time staple for San Jose. Bingham anchors a top-flight defensive unit.