Los Angeles Galaxy
The Los Angeles "LA" Galaxy, based out of Carson, California is one of Major League Soccer's charter clubs, having been a part of the league since its founding. The Galaxy used to play their home matches in the historic Rose Bowl in Pasedena, but now share the Home Depot Center with cross town rivals Chivas USA in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson.
The Galaxy is considered on the league most decorated clubs, with its garnered champions ships and super-star players. They have had tremendous success, being a dominant force in the Western Conference with 1st place finishes in 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2009, and 2010. They have won the MLS Cup Final in 2002 and 2005, as well as US Open Cup Champions in 2001 and 2005. The LA Galaxy is one of only two MLS teams to win the CONCACAF Champions League in 2000. The Galaxy has had many former notable players including Chris Albright, Chris Armas, Danny Califf. Clint Mathis, Cobi Jones, and Alexi Lalas. One of the biggest stars in all of soccer, David Beckham brought his talent to Los Angeles in 2007 when being signed from Real Madrid in a deal potentially worth $250 millon, the most high-profile signing in the history of the MLS.
The Galaxy's current colors are white, dark blue, and gold. The name Galaxy is derived from the "stars" of Los Angeles, and the letters "L" and "A" are in the middle of the word Galaxy.