The LA Galaxy, also known as the Los Angeles Galaxy, are an American professional soccer club based in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson, California. The Galaxy competes in Major League Soccer, as a member of the Western Conference. The club began play in 1996 as one of the league's ten charter members.
The Galaxy was founded in 1994 and is owned by Anschutz Entertainment Group. In their early years, the club played its home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Since 2003, they have played at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. The team holds a rivalry with the San Jose Earthquakes in the California Clásico and used to play the SuperClasico against city rivals Chivas USA before that team folded in 2014. A new rival emerged in 2018 in the form of Los Angeles FC in the El Tráfico derby.
The franchise is one of Major League Soccer's most successful teams, with a record five MLS Cups and having appeared an additional four times in the final, and won the Western Conference regular season title eight times, four Supporters' Shields, two U.S. Open Cups and one CONCACAF Champions' Cup title.
Dignity Health Sports Park
Guillermo Barros Schelotto
Cozmo, the LA Galaxy Mascot
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