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Dignity Health Sports Park (then Home Depot Center, formerly StubHub Center), 2008. Photo courtesy of Ricardo Diaz of Los Angeles & Wikimedia Commons.

Los Angeles Galaxy

Office: StubHub Center, 18400 Avalon Blvd, Ste 200, Carson 90746
Web site: www.lagalaxy.com
Home: Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, CA (formerly StubHub Center & Home Depot Center) (Capacity: 27,000) (Previous home until 2002 - Rose Bowl, capacity: 30,000)
Affiliation: Major League Soccer (Western Division)
Owner: Philip F. Anschutz, owner of The Anschutz Corporation (Denver, Colorado)

Major League Soccer Cup Championship Titles:

  • 2014 (vs. New England Revolution)
  • 2012 (vs. Houston Dynamo)
  • 2011 (vs. Houston Dynamo)
  • 2005 (vs. New England Revolution)
  • 2002 (vs. New England Revolution)

L.A. Galaxy appeared in Cup Championship games but was defeated in 2009 (vs. Real Salt Lake), 1999 (vs. D.C. United) and the first MLS Cup Championship game in1996 (vs. D.C. United).

Retired Uniform Numbers

None. Number 13 of former Galaxy player Cobi Jones (1996-2007), had not been worn for 10 years after the legend's retirement from the team, but was once again donned on the uniform of player Jermaine Jones in 2017.

Final Standing by Season

Year Western Conference Rank Wins-Losses-Ties
2018 7 13-12-9
2017 11 8-17-8
2016 3 12-6-16
2015 5 14-11-9
2014 2 17-7-10
2013 3 15-11-8
2012 4 16-12-6
2011 1 19-5-10
2010 1 18-7-5
2009 1 12-6-12
2008 6 8-13-9
2007 5 9-14-7
2006 5 11-15-6
2005 4 13-13-6
2004 2 11-9-10
2003 4 9-12-9
2002 1 16-9-3
2001 1 14-7-5
2000 2 14-10-8
1999 1 20-12-0
1998 1 24-8-0
1997 2 16-16-0
1996 1 19-13-0

Los Angeles Football Club

The Los Angeles Football Club was first announced as a Major League Soccer expansion team in 2015 and played their first game in March 2018.

Office: 4751 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 333, Los Angeles 90010
Web site: www.lafc.com
Home: Banc of California Stadium (Capacity: 22,000)
Affiliation: Major League Soccer (Western Division)
Owners: Henry Nguyen, Peter Guber, Tom Penn, Will Ferrell, Ruben Gnanalingam, Vincent Tan, Brandon Beck, Larry Berg, Nomar Garciaparra, Mia Hamm, Magic Johnson, Chad Hurley, Tucker Kain, Kirk Lacob, Mark Leschly, Mike Mahan, Irwin Raij, Tony Robbins, Lon Rosen, Bennett Rosenthal, Paul Schaeffer, Brandon Schneider, Mark Shapiro, Allen Shapiro, Jason Sugarman, Harry Tsao, Rick Welts.

Final Standing by Season

Year Western Conference Rank Wins-Losses-Ties
2018 3 16-9-9

Club Deportivo Chivas USA (Disbanded)

A 2005 expansion club in U.S. Major League Soccer, Chivas USA was patterned on the storied Mexican club based in Guadalajara (10-time Mexican League champion). "Chivas" is the nickname for the Mexican club officially known as "Club Deportivo Guadalajara." The nickname (meaning "goat" in Spanish) was originally meant by rival fans to insult the team, but was adopted as a nickname of affection by fans. The Los Angeles team maintained a logo similar to that of the Guadalajara club and played in the same red and white striped jerseys (which colors were, in turn, copied from a Belgian club for which the team founder once played). Chivas USA played their home games at StubHub Center in Carson, as did its local rival. The team, originally owned by Jorge Vergara Madrigal (also owner of the Club Deportivo Guadalajara) and Antonio Cue (then in 2012, just by Vergara), was obtained in 2014 by Major League Soccer to be resold to a new owner. The team was disbanded after the 2014 season.

Final Standing by Season

Year Western Conference Rank Wins-Losses-Ties
2014 7 9-19-6
2013 9 6-20-8
2012 9 7-18-9
2011 8 8-14-12
2010 8 8-18-4
2009 4 13-11-6
2008 2 12-11-7
2007 1 15-7-8
2006 3 10-9-13
2005 6 4-22-6

Los Angeles Sol (Disbanded)

Los Angeles Sol was established in 2007 and became one of seven founding teams for the Women's Professional Soccer league. The team only played in the league's inaugural season of 2009. It disbanding the following year. Despite the team's stellar performance and its fielding of Brazilian forward Marta, considered the world's best woman soccer player at the time, it was reported by the Los Angeles Times that this did not translate to sufficient team funding and sufficient game attendence. AEG, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team, was one of the team's co-owners.

Final Standing by Season

Year League Regular Season Rank Wins-Losses-Ties
2009 1 12-3-5

The Los Angeles Sol were the regular season champions of Women's Professional Soccer's inaugural 2009 season, having inflicted at least one defeat on each of the league's other six teams. For this, they earned a berth in the 2009 Women's Professional Soccer Playoffs, only to be defeated by the New Jersey Sky Blue in the finals, 0-1.

Major League Soccer Cup Championship Games
Hosted in Los Angeles County

Year Venue & Location Teams & Scores Attendance
2014 StubHub Center*, Carson L.A. Galaxy 2
New England Revolution 1
2012 Home Depot Center, Carson L.A. Galaxy 3
Houston Dynamo 1
2011 Home Depot Center, Carson L.A. Galaxy 1
Houston Dynamo 0
2008 Home Depot Center, Carson Columbus Crew 3
New York Red Bulls 1
2008 Home Depot Center, Carson Columbus Crew 3
New York Red Bulls 1
2004 Home Depot Center, Carson D.C. United 3
Kansas City Wizards 2
2003 Home Depot Center, Carson San Jose Earthquakes, 4
Chicago Fire, 2
1998 Rose Bowl, Pasadena Chicago Fire, 2
D.C. United, 0

* The Home Depot Center was renamed StubHub Center in 2013.

The largest soccer crowd at the Rose Bowl was for the 1984 Summer Olympics when 101,799 witnessed France defeat Brazil 2-0.