2011 Los Angeles Galaxy season

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Los Angeles Galaxy
2011 season
Owner Philip Anschutz (AEG)
Coach Bruce Arena
Major League Soccer 1st
MLS Cup Winners
CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals
U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinals
Honda SuperClasico Won (2–0–0)
California Clasico Won (1–0–1)
Top goalscorer League: Landon Donovan (12)
All: Landon Donovan (13)
Highest home attendance 27,000 (three matches)
Lowest home attendance 14,458 v Houston Dynamo (May 25, 2011)
Average home league attendance 23,051
Home colors
Away colors
Third colors

The 2011 Los Angeles Galaxy season was the club's 17th year of existence as well as their 16th season in Major League Soccer and their 16th consecutive year in the top-flight of American soccer. The Galaxy entered the season as the defending MLS Supporters' Shield titleholders.

Most notably, the Galaxy became the third straight team to win consecutive Supporters' Shields, after D.C. United (2006–07) and Columbus Crew (2008–09). The Galaxy clinched their fourth Shield on October 8, after Seattle Sounders FC lost 0–2 at home to Philadelphia Union. They also won their third MLS Cup, defeating Houston Dynamo 1–0 in the final.

Outside of league play, the Galaxy participated in the CONCACAF Champions League and the U.S. Open Cup, reaching the Quarterfinals in both competitions. Along with these competitive tournaments, the Galaxy played in the friendly-match World Football Challenge, losing to Real Madrid and drawing to Manchester City.

Their record in all competitions (yet excluding their Asia-Pacific tour) was 28–9–11, earning 95/144 points from 48 matches.

Season summary[edit]

Preseason[edit]

The Galaxy had a busy month in January, mostly with transfers. On January 10, club striker, and Golden Boot-finalist, Edson Buddle left the Galaxy to sign with second division German club, Ingolstadt 04 through the end of the 2012–13 2. Bundesliga season.

On January 9, 2010, rumors about David Beckham potentially ending his three and a half year MLS career by signing with Tottenham Hotspur or going on loan with the Premier League club ended. The Galaxy announced that Beckham would be training with Tottenham for two weeks,[1] before joining Los Angeles for the start of pre-season training. The news made it the first time since 2008 that Beckham did not go on an off-season loan to Europe.

Regular season[edit]

March[edit]

"We just did not play well. None of our guys had a good game. That’s pretty obvious..."

Bruce Arena, LA Galaxy Head Coach, following the 4–1 defeat to Real Salt Lake.[2]

The Galaxy opened the MLS regular season with a 0–1 victory over the Sounders at Qwest Field in rainy Seattle on March 15. Second-year midfielder Juninho had the lone goal of the match. Although they were back home at the Home Depot Center for the second match of the season on March 20, the Galaxy once again played in the rain. A rare Southern California rainstorm made for difficult conditions in the 1–1 draw with the New England Revolution. Juninho scored the equalizer for the Galaxy, his second goal of the season – which already matched his goal total from his debut 2010 season. The toughest test of the early season came on March 26 – and the Galaxy failed. Traveling to Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah without captain Landon Donovan (who was away on international duty with the USA national team), the Galaxy lost 4–1 to Real Salt Lake. To be fair, Rio Tinto is a difficult venue for any visiting club, as Real hasn't lost at home in nearly two years. The only consolation was seeing Juan Pablo Ángel open his Galaxy goal account in his first start for his new club. Ángel had been suffering from a virus and didn't start the first two matches (though he did come on as a substitute in the second half against the Revolution).[citation needed]

April[edit]

The Galaxy rebounded from the loss to Real Salt Lake with a 1–0 victory over the Philadelphia Union at the Home Depot Center on April 2. Donovan Ricketts and Omar Gonzalez saw their first action of the season after recovering from minor injuries. Leonardo headed in a David Beckham free kick in the 33rd minute for the game's only goal. It was the defender's first goal in a Galaxy shirt. A 53rd minute red card for Chris Birchall meant that the Galaxy had to spend the majority of the second half protecting their narrow lead a man down.

Next up was a 3-games-in-8-days cross-country road trip. To complicate matters, the Galaxy would be without captain Landon Donovan, who did not travel with the club while he nursed a knee injury. The first match of the trip came at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. on April 9. Mike Magee nodded in a Beckham corner to give the Galaxy the early lead. But Charlie Davies drew a dubious penalty and converted from the spot himself in the 90th minute to save the draw for D.C. United. The squad traveled to Toronto to take on Toronto FC 4 days later. The fans at BMO Field saw a largely unentertaining affair resulting in a scoreless draw. Most notable from a Galaxy perspective was the sending off of Juninho in stoppage time of the 2nd half. Also, Beckham received his 5th yellow card of the season in the 44th minute. These two events meant that the Galaxy would be without 3/4ths of their preferred midfield (Donovan, Beckham, and Juninho) when they finished their trip on April 17 in Bridgeview, IL against the Chicago Fire. Yet it was no problem as the Galaxy won 1–2 behind goals from Chad Barrett and Gonzalez with Miguel López providing the assists on both goals. Although there was one concerning casualty on the Toyota Park field – Leonardo picked up a right knee injury late in the match. It was revealed a couple days later that he tore the ACL and LCL in the knee, and he is expected to miss the remainder of the season.[3] Heading home to LA, the Galaxy had picked up a very respectable 5 points on their travels.

Squad[edit]

Roster[edit]

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 Gregg Berhalter
4 United States DF Omar Gonzalez
5 United States DF Sean Franklin
6 United States DF Frankie Hejduk
7 United States MF Jovan Kirovski
8 Trinidad and Tobago MF Chris Birchall
10 United States FW Landon Donovan (captain)
11 United States FW Chad Barrett
12 Puerto Rico GK Josh Saunders
14 Republic of Ireland FW Robbie Keane
15 New Zealand MF Dan Keat
16 United States MF Héctor Jiménez
17 United States FW Adam Cristman
No. Position Player
18 United States FW Mike Magee
19 Brazil MF Juninho (on loan from São Paulo)
20 United States DF A. J. DeLaGarza
21 United States MF Dustin McCarty
22 Brazil DF Leonardo (on loan from São Paulo)
23 England MF David Beckham
24 United States GK Brian Perk
25 Argentina MF Miguel López (on loan from Quilmes)
26 United States MF Michael Stephens
27 United States FW Bryan Jordan
28 United States DF Ryan Thomas
30 Uruguay MF Paolo Cardozo
32 United States FW Jack McBean
33 United States DF Sean Alvarado
29 United States DF Dasan Robinson

Last updated: August 19, 2011.
Source: LA Galaxy

Squad information[edit]

No. Nat. Player Birthday At LAG since Previous club MLS appearances MLS goals
Goalkeepers
1 Jamaica Donovan Ricketts (1977-06-07) June 7, 1977 (age 36) 2009 Jamaica Village United 59 0
12 Puerto Rico Josh Saunders (1981-03-02) March 2, 1981 (age 33) 2009 United States Miami FC 12 0
24 United States Brian Perk (1989-07-21) July 21, 1989 (age 24) 2010 United States Philadelphia Union 1 0
Defenders
2 United States Todd Dunivant (1980-12-26) December 26, 1980 (age 33) 2009 Canada Toronto FC 59 2
3 United States Gregg Berhalter (1973-08-01) August 1, 1973 (age 40) 2009 Germany 1860 Munich 41 0
4 United States Omar Gonzalez (1988-10-11) October 11, 1988 (age 25) 2009 United States Maryland Terrapins 62 4
5 United States Sean Franklin (1985-03-21) March 21, 1985 (age 29) 2008 United States San Fernando Valley Quakes 72 0
6 United States Frankie Hejduk (1974-08-05) August 5, 1974 (age 39) 2011 United States Columbus Crew 1 0
20 United States A. J. DeLaGarza (1987-11-04) November 4, 1987 (age 26) 2009 United States Maryland Terrapins 44 2
22 Brazil Leonardo (1988-02-08) February 8, 1988 (age 26) 2010 on loan from Brazil São Paulo 17 1
28 United States Ryan Thomas (1989-03-20) March 20, 1989 (age 25) 2011 United States Stanford Cardinal 0 0
33 United States Sean Alvarado (1987-09-20) September 20, 1987 (age 26) 2011 United States Los Angeles Legends 0 0
29 United States Dasan Robinson (1984-06-06) June 6, 1984 (age 29) 2011 Canada Toronto FC 85 3
Midfielders
7 United States Jovan Kirovski (1976-03-18) March 18, 1976 (age 38) 2008 United States San Jose Earthquakes 46 6
8 Trinidad and Tobago Chris Birchall (1984-05-05) May 5, 1984 (age 29) 2009 England Brighton & Hove Albion 38 0
15 New Zealand Dan Keat (1987-09-28) September 28, 1987 (age 26) 2011 New Zealand Team Wellington 0 0
16 United States Héctor Jiménez (1988-11-03) November 3, 1988 (age 25) 2011 United States California Golden Bears 0 0
19 Brazil Juninho (1989-01-05) January 5, 1989 (age 25) 2010 on loan from Brazil São Paulo 31 4
21 United States Dustin McCarty (1988-10-12) October 12, 1988 (age 25) 2011 United States North Carolina Tar Heels 0 0
23 England David Beckham (1975-05-02) May 2, 1975 (age 38) 2007 Spain Real Madrid 63 11
25 Argentina Miguel López (1988-06-09) June 9, 1988 (age 25) 2011 on loan from Argentina Quilmes 5 0
26 United States Michael Stephens (1989-04-03) April 3, 1989 (age 25) 2010 United States Chicago Fire Premier 25 1
30 Uruguay Paolo Cardozo (1989-06-09) June 9, 1989 (age 24) 2011 Argentina Quilmes 5 0
Strikers
10 United States Landon Donovan (1982-03-04) March 4, 1982 (age 32) 2005 Germany Bayer Leverkusen 148 71
11 United States Chad Barrett (1985-04-30) April 30, 1985 (age 28) 2011 Canada Toronto FC 7 1
14 Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane (1980-07-08) July 8, 1980 (age 33) 2011 England Tottenham Hotspur 0 0
17 United States Adam Cristman (1985-01-08) January 8, 1985 (age 29) 2011 United States D.C. United 0 0
18 United States Mike Magee (1984-09-02) September 2, 1984 (age 29) 2009 United States New York Red Bulls 44 4
27 United States Bryan Jordan (1985-09-13) September 13, 1985 (age 28) 2008 United States Portland Timbers 37 2
32 United States Jack McBean (1994-12-15) December 15, 1994 (age 19) 2011 United States IMG Soccer Academy 0 0

Last updated: August 17, 2011.
Source: LA Galaxy

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player Position Previous Club Fee/Notes Ref
December 15, 2010 Colombia Juan Pablo Ángel FW United States New York Red Bulls Re-Entry Draft [4]
December 15, 2010 United States Luke Sassano MF United States New York Red Bulls Re-Entry Draft, subsequently traded [4]
December 15, 2010 United States Frankie Hejduk DF United States Sporting Kansas City Acquired in exchange for Luke Sassano [5]
January 11, 2011 United States Adam Cristman FW United States D.C. United Acquired in exchange for a Supplemental Draft pick [6]
January 13, 2011 United States Chad Barrett FW Canada Toronto F.C. Acquired in exchange for undisclosed future considerations [7]
February 14, 2011 Uruguay Paolo Cardozo MF Argentina Quilmes SuperDraft, 1st round [8]
February 14, 2011 United States Héctor Jiménez MF United States University of California, Berkeley SuperDraft, 2nd round [8]
February 14, 2011 New Zealand Dan Keat MF United States Dartmouth College Supplemental Draft, 1st round [8]
February 14, 2011 United States Ryan Thomas DF United States Stanford University Supplemental Draft, 1st round [8]
February 14, 2011 United States Dustin McCarty MF United States University of North Carolina Supplemental Draft, 2nd round [8]
March 16, 2011 United States Sean Alvarado DF Unattached Free [9]
May 11, 2011 United States Kyle Davies DF Unattached Free [10]
August 15, 2011 Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane FW England Tottenham Hotspur Undisclosed, believed to be roughly $4M transfer fee [11]
September 15, 2011 United States Dasan Robinson DF Canada Toronto FC Acquired for Kyle Davies [12]

Out[edit]

Date Player Position Destination Club Fee/Notes Ref
November 15, 2010 United States Eddie Lewis MF None Retired [13]
November 15, 2010 United States Chris Klein MF None Retired [14]
December 3, 2010 Ukraine Dema Kovalenko MF None Option declined, retired [15]
December 15, 2010 United States Tristan Bowen FW United States Chivas USA Traded for allocation money [16]
December 15, 2010 United States Luke Sassano MF United States Sporting Kansas City Traded for Frankie Hejduk [5]
January 1, 2011 Brazil Alex Cazumba MF Brazil São Paulo Loan expired, option declined [17]
January 10, 2011 United States Edson Buddle FW Germany Ingolstadt 04 Undisclosed [18]
January 26, 2011 Trinidad and Tobago Yohance Marshall DF United States Vermont Voltage Option declined, free transfer [17]
August 17, 2011 Colombia Juan Pablo Ángel FW United States Chivas USA Traded for a 2012 Supplemental Draft, 3rd round pick [19]
September 15, 2011 United States Kyle Davies DF Canada Toronto FC Traded for Dasan Robinson [12]

Loans[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player Position Previous Club Fee/Notes Ref
December 23, 2009 Brazil Leonardo DF Brazil São Paulo Loan [17][20]
December 23, 2009 Brazil Juninho MF Brazil São Paulo Loan [17][20]
January 28, 2011 Argentina Miguel López MF Argentina Quilmes One year loan, terms undisclosed [21]

Out[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Major League Soccer[edit]

Overall table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pts
Pld
W
L
D
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 LA Galaxy (SS) (W1) 67 34 19 5 10 48 28 +20 2011 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals, 2012–13 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage 2
2 Seattle Sounders FC 63 34 18 7 9 56 37 +19 2011 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals 1
3 Real Salt Lake 53 34 15 11 8 44 36 +8
4 FC Dallas 52 34 15 12 7 42 39 +3 2011 MLS Cup Play-In Round
5 Sporting Kansas City (E1) 51 34 13 9 12 50 40 +10 2011 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals 1
6 Houston Dynamo 49 34 12 9 13 45 41 +4
7 Colorado Rapids 49 34 12 9 13 44 41 +3 2011 MLS Cup Play-In Round
8 Philadelphia Union 48 34 11 8 15 44 36 +8 2011 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals 1
9 Columbus Crew 47 34 13 13 8 43 44 −1 2011 MLS Cup Play-In Round
10 New York Red Bulls 46 34 10 8 16 50 44 +6
11 Chicago Fire 43 34 9 9 16 46 45 +1
12 Portland Timbers 42 34 11 14 9 40 48 −8
13 D.C. United 39 34 9 13 12 49 52 −3
14 San Jose Earthquakes 38 34 8 12 14 40 45 −5
15 Chivas USA 36 34 8 14 12 41 43 −2
16 Toronto FC 33 34 6 13 15 36 59 −23
17 New England Revolution 28 34 5 16 13 38 58 −20
18 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 28 34 6 18 10 35 55 −20

Source: MLSSoccer.com
(SS) = MLS Supporters' Shield; (E1) = Eastern Conference champion; (W1) = Western Conference champion
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs, but not yet to the particular round indicated; (E) = Eliminated from playoff contention.


Western Conference table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pts
Pld
W
L
D
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 LA Galaxy (SS) (W1) 67 34 19 5 10 48 28 +20 2011 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals
2 Seattle Sounders FC 63 34 18 7 9 56 37 +19
3 Real Salt Lake 53 34 15 11 8 44 36 +8
4 FC Dallas 52 34 15 12 7 42 39 +3 2011 MLS Cup Play-In Round
5 Colorado Rapids 49 34 12 9 13 46 42 +4
6 Portland Timbers 42 34 11 14 9 40 48 −8
7 San Jose Earthquakes 38 34 8 12 14 40 45 −5
8 Chivas USA 36 34 8 14 12 41 43 −2
9 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 28 34 6 18 10 35 55 −20

Source: MLSSoccer.com
(W1) = Western Conference champion; (W2) = Western Conference runner-up; (W3) = Western Conference third seed; (WC) = Qualifies for playoffs via wild-card.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs, but not yet to the particular round indicated; (E) = Eliminated from playoff contention.

  • ^Note 1 - The top three clubs in each conference are guaranteed spots in the 2011 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals. The other four clubs in the playoffs enter via wild card entrees, regardless of their conference, based on their overall standings in a single table.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
32 18 10 4 46 25 +21 64 11 5 0 27 8 +19 7 5 4 19 17 +2

Last updated: October 9, 2011.
Source: Match results

Results by round[edit]

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 31 32 33 34
Ground A H A H A A A H A H A H A H A H H A A H H H A A H H A H H A H A H A
Result W D L W D D W W L D D W W W W D D W D D W W W L W W D W W W W L W L

Last updated: October 9, 2011.
Source: Match results
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Match results[edit]

      Win       Tie       Loss

MLS Cup Playoffs[edit]

Conference semifinals[edit]

Conference finals[edit]

Championship[edit]

CONCACAF Champions League[edit]

The Los Angeles Galaxy qualified directly into Group Stage play by winning the Supporters' Shield.[22] The Galaxy played in Group A with Alajuelense of Costa Rica, Morelia of Mexico, and Motagua of Honduras.

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

World Football Challenge[edit]

Asia Pacific Tour 2011[edit]

Statistics[edit]

All statistics are for competitive matches only.

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total MLS Champions League Open Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Jamaica GK Donovan Ricketts 12 0 12+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
2 United States DF Todd Dunivant 29 0 26+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
3 United States DF Gregg Berhalter 12 0 6+2 0 2+0 0 2+0 0
4 United States DF Omar Gonzalez 25 4 22+0 2 2+0 1 1+0 1
5 United States DF Sean Franklin 28 2 23+2 2 1+1 0 1+0 0
6 United States DF Frankie Hejduk 2 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
7 United States FW Jovan Kirovski 11 0 1+8 0 0+0 0 1+1 0
8 Trinidad and Tobago MF Chris Birchall 22 1 14+5 1 0+2 0 1+0 0
9 Colombia FW Juan Pablo Ángel 22 3 17+5 3 0+0 0 0+0 0
10 United States FW Landon Donovan 21 12 18+0 11 2+0 1 1+0 0
11 United States FW Chad Barrett 22 5 15+5 4 0+1 1 1+0 0
12 Puerto Rico GK Josh Saunders 17 0 13+1 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
14 Republic of Ireland FW Robbie Keane 2 1 1+0 1 1+0 0 0+0 0
15 New Zealand MF Dan Keat 3 0 0+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
16 United States MF Héctor Jiménez 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
17 United States FW Adam Cristman 10 3 2+4 1 2+0 1 1+1 1
18 United States MF Mike Magee 25 4 17+5 3 2+0 0 1+0 1
19 Brazil MF Juninho 28 4 24+0 4 2+0 0 1+1 0
20 United States DF A. J. DeLaGarza 26 0 22+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 0
21 United States MF Dustin McCarty 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
22 Brazil DF Leonardo 7 1 7+0 1 0+0 0 0+0 0
23 England MF David Beckham 22 2 19+1 2 2+0 0 0+0 0
24 United States GK Brian Perk 2 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
25 Argentina MF Miguel López 24 1 12+9 1 0+1 0 0+2 0
26 United States MF Michael Stephens 20 0 10+7 0 0+1 0 2+0 0
27 United States FW Bryan Jordan 10 0 1+7 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
28 United States DF Ryan Thomas 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
30 Uruguay MF Paolo Cardozo 13 0 2+9 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
32 United States FW Jack McBean 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
33 United States DF Sean Alvarado 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Last updated: August 25, 2011
Source: LA Galaxy

Goalkeeper stats[edit]

No. Nat. Player Total MLS Champions League Open Cup
MIN GA GAA MIN GA GAA MIN GA GAA MIN GA GAA
1 Jamaica Donovan Ricketts 1014 6 0.53 1014 6 0.53 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00
12 Puerto Rico Josh Saunders 1459 17 1.05 1189 14 1.06 180 0 0.00 90 3 3.00
18 United States Mike Magee 47 0 0.00 47 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00
24 United States Brian Perk 180 1 0.50 90 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 90 1 1.00
TOTALS 2700 24 0.80 2340 20 0.77 180 0 0.00 180 4 2.00

Last updated: August 25, 2011
Source: LA Galaxy

Starting XI[edit]

MLS regular season matches only.

Last updated: November 27, 2011
Source: LA Galaxy

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Nation Number Name Total MLS Champions League Open Cup
1 United States 10 Landon Donovan 13 12 1 0
2 United States 11 Chad Barrett 5 4 1 0
3 United States 5 Sean Franklin 4 4 0 0
3 United States 4 Omar Gonzalez 4 2 1 1
3 Brazil 19 Juninho 4 4 0 0
3 United States 18 Mike Magee 4 3 0 1
3 Colombia 9 Juan Pablo Ángel 4 4 0 0
8 United States 17 Adam Cristman 3 1 1 1
9 England 23 David Beckham 2 2 0 0
10 Trinidad and Tobago 8 Chris Birchall 1 1 0 0
10 Republic of Ireland 14 Robbie Keane 1 1 0 0
10 Brazil 22 Leonardo 1 1 0 0
10 Argentina 25 Miguel Lopez 1 1 0 0

Last updated: September 9, 2011
Source: LA Galaxy

Top assists[edit]

Rank Nation Number Name Total MLS Champions League Open Cup
1 England 23 David Beckham 14 12 2 0
2 United States 11 Chad Barrett 3 3 0 0
2 United States 10 Landon Donovan 3 3 0 0
2 United States 5 Sean Franklin 3 2 1 0
2 Argentina 25 Miguel López 3 2 0 0
6 United States 2 Todd Dunivant 2 2 0 0
6 Brazil 19 Juninho 2 1 0 1
8 Colombia 9 Juan Pablo Ángel 1 1 0 0
8 United States 3 Gregg Berhalter 1 1 0 0
8 Trinidad and Tobago 8 Chris Birchall 1 0 0 1
8 United States 20 A. J. DeLaGarza 1 0 1 0
8 United States 4 Omar Gonzalez 1 0 0 1

Last updated: August 25, 2011
Source: LA Galaxy

Disciplinary record[edit]

Position Nation Number Name Total MLS Champions League Open Cup
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
GK Jamaica 1 Donovan Ricketts 100 100 1 0 0 0 0 0
DF United States 2 Todd Dunivant 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
DF United States 3 Gregg Berhalter 4 0 2 0 1 0 1 0
DF United States 4 Omar Gonzalez 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
DF United States 5 Sean Franklin 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
DF United States 6 Frankie Hejduk 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
MF United States 7 Jovan Kirovski 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
MF Trinidad and Tobago 8 Chris Birchall 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 0
FW United States 10 Landon Donovan 4 0 3 0 1 0 0 0
GK Puerto Rico 12 Josh Saunders 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
FW United States 17 Adam Cristman 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
FW United States 18 Mike Magee 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
MF Brazil 19 Juninho 4 2 4 1 0 1 0 0
DF United States 20 A. J. DeLaGarza 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
DF Brazil 22 Leonardo 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
MF England 23 David Beckham 10 0 9 0 1 0 0 0
MF Argentina 25 Miguel López 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
MF United States 26 Michael Stephens 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
FW United States 27 Bryan Jordan 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
MF Uruguay 30 Paolo Cardozo 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
TOTALS 46 5 39 4 4 1 3 0

Last updated: August 25, 2011
Source: LA Galaxy

Club staff[edit]

Position Name
General Manager & Head Coach United States Bruce Arena
Assistant Head Coach United States Dave Sarachan
Assistant Coach & Reserve Team Head Coach United States Curt Onalfo
Assistant Coach United States Gregg Berhalter
Goalkeeper Coach United States Ian Feuer
Director of Soccer Operations United States David Kammarman
Senior Director Galaxy Academy & Special Projects United States Chris Klein
LA Galaxy Academy Coach & Administrator England Craig Harrington
Head Athletic Trainer United States Armando Rivas
Assistant Athletic Trainer United States Cecelia Gutierrez
Equipment Manager Mexico Raul Vargas
Equipment Coordinator United States Rafael Verdin
Team Administrator United States Shant Kasparian
Strength & Conditioning Coach United States Ben Yauss
Active Release Specialist United States Shunta Shimizu

Last updated: March 27, 2011
Source: LA Galaxy

Miscellany[edit]

Allocation ranking[edit]

Los Angeles is in the No. 10 position in the MLS Allocation Ranking. The allocation ranking is the mechanism used to determine which MLS club has first priority to acquire a U.S. National Team player who signs with MLS after playing abroad, or a former MLS player who returns to the league after having gone to a club abroad for a transfer fee. A ranking can be traded, provided that part of the compensation received in return is another club’s ranking.[23]

International roster spots[edit]

Los Angeles has 8 international roster spots. Each club in Major League Soccer is allocated 8 international roster spots, which can be traded. Los Angeles dealt one slot to Portland Timbers on November 22, 2010 for use in the 2011 and 2012 seasons[24] then acquired one slot from D.C. United on February 17, 2011 for use in the 2011 and 2012 seasons.[25] There is no limit on the number of international slots on each club’s roster. The remaining roster slots must belong to domestic players. For clubs based in the United States, a domestic player is either a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident (green card holder) or the holder of other special status (e.g., refugee or asylum status).[23]

Future draft pick trades[edit]

Future picks acquired: 2012 Supplemental Draft Round 3 pick acquired from Chivas USA.
Future picks traded: 2014 SuperDraft Round 4 pick traded to Houston Dynamo. The Galaxy also traded unspecified future considerations to Toronto FC which may or may not include draft pick(s).

MLS rights to other players[edit]

Los Angeles maintains the MLS rights to Edson Buddle after the player declined a contract offer by the league and signed overseas on a free transfer.

References[edit]

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