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LA Galaxy Stats & History
LA Galaxy were one of the original ten Major League Soccer teams. In their first-ever season, in 1996, they were MLS Cup runners-up. They managed five first-place Western Conference finishes in the LA Galaxy team stats in their first seven seasons.
The Galaxy also qualified for the MLS Cup final in 1999 but lost 2-0 to D.C. United. While their strong play and title drought continued, they did manage to win CONCACAF silverware in 2000. They conceded just three goals in the entirety of the Champions Cup and defeated Honduran club Olimpia in the final.
LA won their first domestic trophy in 2001, the U.S. Open Cup, as they defeated New England 2-1 in the final. As CONCACAF winners from the previous season, normally LA would have taken part in the FIFA Club World Cup. Unfortunately, the tournament was canceled.
Finally, in 2002, the LA Galaxy won their first MLS Cup title by defeating New England 1-0. With another playoff qualification in 2005, after signing Landon Donovan, the Galaxy extended their playoff streak to 10 seasons. This was a special season for them as they completed the first treble in the Galaxy team stats. That is, they won all of the Supporters’ Shield, the MLS Cup and the U.S. Open Cup.
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LA’s first failure to make the playoffs came in 2006. However, they announced a deal that shook the soccer world in 2007. The Galaxy signed global superstar David Beckham in a megadeal from Real Madrid. In his first two seasons, LA failed to qualify for the playoffs but his five-year run with the club was ultimately successful.
The Beckham and Donovan duo made three MLS Cup finals together and won two of them. They also finished first in the Western Conference on three occasions and won two Supporters’ Shields. A big catalyst, though, for the Galaxy’s MLS Cup wins in 2011 and 2012 was signing Ireland striker Robbie Keane.
Keane was the team’s leading scorer each season from 2012 to 2015. In 2014, the Galaxy became the first team to win five MLS Cup finals. Since then, they’ve had superstars like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Giovanni dos Santos, and Javier Hernandez but have failed to win another trophy.
Midway through the 2022-23 season, the MLS odds priced Hernandez, or Chicharito, at +1200 odds to win the golden boot. Through twenty matches, the Galaxy was outside of a playoff spot but betting advice implies they could improve.