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It’s a chance for you to learn more about the LA … and for me to talk about some of the great stories I couldn’t squeeze into the book.
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What’s up with the LA
August 10, 2022: The Galaxy had two players picked to play in the 2022 MLS All-Star Game, Julian Araujo and Javier Hernandez. Both were born in Mexico.
October 27, 2021: Team USA star Sebastian Lletget’s game-tying score against FC Dallas was an easy choice for MLS Goal of the Week. Video of Lleget’s flying “karate kick” blew up the internet.
2020 Season Preview: High-scoring Zlatan Ibrahimovic has moved on, but the Galaxy still has a valuable leader in Jonathan dos Santos. He is joined on the field by World Cup standout Cristian Pavon of Argentina and Spanish League star Javier Hernandez.
October 24, 2019: The Galaxy lost to rival Los Angeles FC in the second round of the playoffs, ending an exciting season. Team captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the 500th goal of his career during the year, while Uruguayan star Diego Polenta was a standout on defense in his first MLS season.
September 15, 2019: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored three goals in a 7–2 wipeout of Sporting Kansas City. It was his second hat trick of the season.
July 19, 2019: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored all three goals in a 3–2 victory over arch-rival Los Angeles FC.
September 16, 2018: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the 500th goal of his career in a game against Toronto FC. It was his 17th goal in 18 games since joining the Galaxy.
2018 Season Preview: There is nowhere to go but up for LA in 2018. To secure a winning season the Galaxy will need big contributions from midfielders Gio and Jona dos Santos, as well as forward Ola Kamara, who joins the club after a trade with the Columbus Crew.
May 30, 2017: Eight members of the Galaxy were named to the MLS All-Star Game fan ballot: Brian Rowe, Ashley Cole, Jelle Van Damme, Jermaine Jones, Ema Boateng, Romain Alessandrini, Gyasi Zardes, and Giovani dos Santos.
Major League Soccer & the MLS Cup
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Did You Know?
• Among the club’s longtime fans are Hollywood stars Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, and Samuel L. Jackson. Cruise hosted a Welcome to L.A. party for David Beckham when he joined the Galaxy in 2007.
• The Galaxy sold more than 5,000 season tickets in the 48 hours after Beckham joined the club.
• Between the 2009 and 2010 MLS seasons, the Galaxy loaned Landon Donovan to Bayern Munich for seven games.
• Galaxy star Robbie Keane was captain of Northern Ireland’s national team from 2006 to 2016.