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LA Galaxy MLS

LA Galaxy MLS - With the second most wins in MLS history and a pair of MLS Cup championships to their name, the LA Galaxy enter their fifteenth MLS season with renewed spirits following their run to the 2009 MLS Cup Final where they narrowly missed out on the third championship in club history. Initially formed by LA Soccer Partners, the team played the inaugural 1996 season at Pasadena's Rose Bowl, which was filled to capacity for the opening game - a 2-1 win over the MetroStars behind goals from Cobi Jones and Arash Noamouz. On June 16 of that inaugural season, more than 92,000 fans packed the Rose Bowl to see the Galaxy defeat the Tampa Bay Mutiny and the U.S. National Team play to a 2-2 draw with Mexico. That days' crowd of 92,216 was a league record that stood for more than ten years before being broken in 2006. The club has continued in that vein, and has held the league's average attendance a record nine times in the first 14 years of MLS, including six straight seasons (2003-08) after opening The Home Depot Center in 2003.

Honors:

Regular Season Western Conference Champions: 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2009

Western Conference Champions: 1996, 1999, 2005, 2009

Supporters' Shield: 1998, 2002

MLS Cup Champions: 2002, 2005

U.S. Open Cup Champions: 2001, 2005

CONCACAF Champions' Cup Winners: 2000

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