(Wikipedia) Los Angeles Galaxyis an American professional soccer club based in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson, California. The club is a member of Major:replace: League Soccer (MLS). It is one of the ten charter franchises of MLS and the league's second most-decorated club,only after bitter-rivals D.C. United.
The club has won the MLS Cup twice (2002, 2005), the U.S. Open Cup twice (2001, 2005), and one of just two MLS teams to win the CONCACAF Champions League championship, which they accomplished in 2000 (D.C United won the 1998 edition). L.A.'s stadium was the Rose Bowl, but since 2005, the team plays its home matches at The Home Depot Center in Carson, sharing it with rival C.D. Chivas USA. Galaxy and Chivas play in an annual derby known as Honda SuperClasico every MLS season with two game, potentially more if thet meet in the MLS Playoffs.
In January 2007, the club made buzzing international headlines by signing English superstar David Beckham, to a record deal potentially worth $250 million from Real Madrid seeing it as one of the biggest signing in MLS history ever.
Los Angeles is home to a storied soccer tradition. The first professional soccer team in the Los Angeles area was the Los Angeles Kickers, formed in 1955 by the former owner of the Fall River Marksmen, Sam Mark.
Prior to the launch of Major League Soccer in 1996, teams from Los Angeles teams played in the Western American Soccer League, the North American Soccer League and the American Soccer League/A-League, winning ten league championships (1955, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1974, 1976), seven Lamar Hunt US Open Cups (1958, 1964, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1981), four regional championships (1955, 1956, 1958, 1961) and one international championship (1975). George Best, Johan Cruyff, and many others graced the soccer field with their presence during this period in Los Angeles soccer history, for clubs such as the Los Angeles Aztecs a......Full Article