2009 Los Angeles Galaxy season

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Los Angeles Galaxy
2009 season
Owner Philip Anschutz (AEG)
Coach Bruce Arena
Major League Soccer Western Conference: 1st
Overall: 2nd
MLS Cup Runners-up
U.S. Open Cup Did not qualify
Average home league attendance 20,827[1]
Home colors
Away colors

The 2009 Los Angeles Galaxy season was the14th season of the team's existence. It began on March 22, 2009 with a 2-2 home draw against D.C. United, and ended on November 22, 2009 with a loss on penalties to Real Salt Lake in the 2009 MLS Cup Final.

Squad[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

As of August 29, 2009.

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Jamaica GK Donovan Ricketts
2 United States DF Todd Dunivant
3 United States DF Leonard Griffin
4 United States DF Omar Gonzalez
5 Trinidad and Tobago DF Yohance Marshall
6 United States MF Eddie Lewis
7 United States MF Chris Klein (Vice Captain)
8 Ukraine MF Dema Kovalenko
9 United States FW Jovan Kirovski
10 United States FW Landon Donovan (Captain)
11 United States FW Alecko Eskandarian
12 Puerto Rico GK Josh Saunders
14 United States FW Edson Buddle
No. Position Player
15 Brazil MF Stefani Miglioranzi
16 United States DF Gregg Berhalter
17 United States FW Tristan Bowen
18 United States MF Mike Magee
20 United States DF A. J. DeLaGarza
21 United States FW Alan Gordon
22 United States DF Tony Sanneh
23 England MF David Beckham
24 United States DF Julian Valentin
27 United States FW Bryan Jordan
28 United States DF Sean Franklin
30 England MF Kyle Patterson
33 Trinidad and Tobago MF Chris Birchall

Off-season[edit]

The Galaxy was involved in the following off-season activity:

Draft[edit]

The 2009 MLS SuperDraft took place on January 15, 2009, with draft order determined by regular and post-season record.

Players marked with an asterisk after their previous club affiliation were contracted under the Generation Adidas program.

Player Position Pick overall (round) Previous club
Omar Gonzalez D #3 (1st) University of Maryland '*'
A. J. DeLaGarza D #19 (2nd) University of Maryland
Joshua Boateng F #33 (3rd) Liberty University
Kyle Patterson M #48 (4th) Saint Louis University
St. Louis Lions

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are from all MLS matches. Ages are as of March 19, 2009 (the date of their season opener).

Source: MLSNet.com LA Galaxy Stats. Last updated: September 20, 2009.

Nat No Player Age Pos Starts Apps G A Booked Red card Acquired
 USA 2 DunivantTodd Dunivant 19801226 (1980-12-26)December 26, 1980 (aged 28) DF 21 22 1 2 0 0
 USA 3 GriffinLeonard Griffin 19820911 (1982-09-11)September 11, 1982 (aged 26) DF 0 1 0 0 0 0
 USA 4 GonzalezOmar Gonzalez 19881011 (1988-10-11)October 11, 1988 (aged 20) DF 26 26 1 1 4 0
 USA 6 LewisEddie Lewis 19740517 (1974-05-17)May 17, 1974 (aged 34) MF 21 23 2 4 4 2
 USA 7 KleinChris Klein 19760104 (1976-01-04)January 04, 1976 (aged 33) MF 9 26 0 1 1 0
 UKR 8 KovalenkoDema Kovalenko 19770828 (1977-08-28)August 28, 1977 (aged 31) MF 13 13 0 2 2 1
 USA 9 KirovskiJovan Kirovski 19760318 (1976-03-18)March 18, 1976 (aged 33) FW 13 19 2 1 3 0
 USA 10 DonovanLandon Donovan 19820304 (1982-03-04)March 04, 1982 (aged 27) FW 20 21 10 6 1 0
 USA 11 EskandarianAlecko Eskandarian 19820709 (1982-07-09)July 09, 1982 (aged 26) FW 3 3 2 0 2 0
 USA 14 BuddleEdson Buddle 19810521 (1981-05-21)May 21, 1981 (aged 27) FW 9 15 5 0 1 0
 JAM 15 MiglioranziStefani Miglioranzi 19770920 (1977-09-20)September 20, 1977 (aged 31) MF 19 22 0 0 4 0
 USA 16 BerhalterGregg Berhalter 19730801 (1973-08-01)August 01, 1973 (aged 35) DF 22 22 0 0 3 2
 USA 17 BowenTristan Bowen 19910131 (1991-01-31)January 31, 1991 (aged 18) FW 0 1 0 0 0 0
 USA 18 MageeMike Magee 19840902 (1984-09-02)September 02, 1984 (aged 24) MF 17 20 2 6 3 0
 USA 19 TudelaJosh Tudela* 19840313 (1984-03-13)March 13, 1984 (aged 25) MF 8 8 0 0 1 0
 USA 20 DeLaGarzaA. J. DeLaGarza 19871104 (1987-11-04)November 04, 1987 (aged 21) DF 19 20 1 1 2 0
 USA 21 GordonAlan Gordon 19811016 (1981-10-16)October 16, 1981 (aged 27) FW 13 19 3 3 3 1
 USA 22 SannehTony Sanneh 19710601 (1971-06-01)June 01, 1971 (aged 37) DF 5 13 0 0 2 0
 ENG 23 BeckhamDavid Beckham 19750502 (1975-05-02)May 02, 1975 (aged 33) MF 11 11 2 3 1 1
 USA 27 JordanBryan Jordan 19850913 (1985-09-13)September 13, 1985 (aged 23) FW 1 17 1 0 2 0
 USA 28 FranklinSean Franklin 19850321 (1985-03-21)March 21, 1985 (aged 23) DF 9 9 0 1 0 0
 ENG 30 PattersonKyle Patterson 19860106 (1986-01-06)January 06, 1986 (aged 23) MF 2 3 0 1 0 0
 TRI 33 BirchallChris Birchall 19840505 (1984-05-05)May 05, 1984 (aged 24) MF 2 5 0 1 0 0
33 33 40 7

* = Not currently part of team.

Goalkeepers[edit]

Nat No Player Age Starts Apps GA GAA CS Acquired
 JAM 1 RickettsDonovan Ricketts 19770706 (1977-07-06)July 06, 1977 (aged 31) 22 22 24 1.13 6
 USA 12 SaundersJosh Saunders 19810302 (1981-03-02)March 02, 1981 (aged 28) 4 6 5 1.06 2
29 1.12 9

Recognition[edit]

MLS All-Stars
  • Landon Donovan - FW - First XI

MLS Player of the Week

MLS Player of the Month

MLS Goal of the Week

  • Landon Donovan - Week 21 - 21'

MLS Save of the Week

  • Donovan Ricketts - Week 14 - 14'
  • Josh Saunders - Week 16 - 73'
  • Donovan Ricketts - Week 18 - 42'

Club[edit]

Management[edit]

Position Staff
General Manager/Head Coach United States Bruce Arena
Associate Head Coach United States Dave Sarachan
Assistant Coach England Trevor James
Assistant Coach United States Cobi Jones
Goalkeeper Coach United States Ian Feuer
Head Athletic trainer United States Armando Rivas
Assistant Athletic trainer United States Cecelia Gutierrez
Equipment manager Mexico Raul Vargas

Last updated: April 18, 2009
Source: Los Angeles Galaxy

Other information[edit]

Owner United States Philip Anschutz (AEG)
Ground (capacity and dimensions) The Home Depot Center (27,000 / N/A)

Source: Los Angeles Galaxy


Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
MLS March 21, 2009

Last updated: April 15, 2008
Source: Competitions

Major League Soccer[edit]

Standings[edit]

Western Conference
Pos Club Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
1 Los Angeles Galaxy 48 30 12 6 12 36 31 +5
2 Houston Dynamo 48 30 13 8 9 39 29 +10
3 Seattle Sounders FC 47 30 12 7 11 38 29 +9
4 Chivas USA 45 30 13 11 6 34 31 +3
5 Real Salt Lake 40 30 11 12 7 43 35 +8
6 Colorado Rapids 40 30 10 10 10 42 38 +4
7 FC Dallas 39 30 11 13 6 50 47 +4
8 San Jose Earthquakes 30 30 7 14 9 36 50 −14
2009 MLS Cup Playoffs
2009 MLS Cup Playoffs (Wild Card)


Major League Soccer
Pos Club Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
1 Columbus Crew (E1) 49 30 13 7 10 41 31 +10
2 Los Angeles Galaxy2 (W1) 48 30 12 6 12 36 31 +5
3 Houston Dynamo3 (W2) 48 30 13 8 9 39 29 +10
4 Seattle Sounders FC2 47 30 12 7 11 38 29 +9
5 Chicago Fire3 (E2) 45 30 11 7 12 39 34 +5
6 Chivas USA3 45 30 13 11 6 34 31 +3
7 New England Revolution3 42 30 11 10 9 33 37 −4
8 Real Salt Lake2 40 30 11 12 7 43 35 +8
9 Colorado Rapids 40 30 10 10 10 42 38 +4
10 D.C. United 40 30 9 8 13 43 44 −1
11 FC Dallas 39 30 11 13 6 50 47 +4
12 Toronto FC1 39 30 10 11 9 37 46 −9
13 Kansas City Wizards 33 30 8 13 9 33 42 −9
14 San Jose Earthquakes 30 30 7 14 9 36 50 −14
15 New York Red Bulls 21 30 5 19 6 27 47 −20
MLS Supporters' Shield, 2009 MLS Cup Playoffs, 2010 U.S. Open Cup, 2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League2
2009 MLS Cup Playoffs, 2010 U.S. Open Cup
2009 MLS Cup Playoffs
  • ^Note 1 - Toronto FC cannot qualify for the U.S. Open Cup, as it is a Canadian-based team. If they qualify for an automatic berth into the U.S. Open Cup, the next highest placed team not already qualified will be given a berth. Similarly, they cannot qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League through MLS. Rather, they can qualify through the Canadian Soccer Championship. If they qualify for the Champions League through MLS, then the highest placed team not already qualified will qualify.
  • ^Note 3 - SuperLiga 2010 berths are awarded to the top 4 finishing teams from MLS who do not qualify for Champions League (Houston, Chicago, Chivas USA, and New England).

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld Pts W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD
30 48 12 6 12 36 31 +5 7 4 4 18 17 +1 5 2 8 18 14 +4

Last updated: October 25, 2009
Source: Major League Soccer
Pld = Matches played; Pts = Points; W = Matches won; T = Matches tied; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Ground H H H A A H A A H A H A H A H H A A A A H A A H H H A H A H
Result T L T T T W T T T T T W L L W W W W T W L W T W L W L W T W

Last updated: October 25, 2009.
Source: Los Angeles Galaxy
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: T = Tie; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

      Win       Tie       Loss

Pan-Pacific Championship[edit]

Phoenix Soccer Classico[edit]

International friendlies[edit]

MLS regular season[edit]

MLS playoffs[edit]

U.S. Open Cup qualification[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USA Major League Soccer - Attendance - 2009". ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved April 28, 2009. 

External links[edit]