2014 LA Galaxy season

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LA Galaxy
2014 season
Owner Philip Anschutz (AEG)
Coach Bruce Arena
Major League Soccer Conference: 2nd
Overall: 2nd
MLS Cup Playoffs Winners
CONCACAF Champions
League (13–14)
Quarterfinals
U.S. Open Cup Fifth round
Top goalscorer League: Robbie Keane (22 goals)
All: Robbie Keane (22 goals)
Highest home attendance 27,244
(vs. Seattle Sounders FC – October 19)
Lowest home attendance 14,615
(vs. FC Dallas – May 21)
Home colors
Away colors
Third colors

The 2014 LA Galaxy season was the club's nineteenth season of existence, and their nineteenth consecutive season in Major League Soccer, the top tier of American soccer.

The Galaxy won a league-leading fifth MLS Cup by defeating the New England Revolution in the final 2-1 in extra time. The club reached the quarterfinals of the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League before being knocked out by Tijuana, and were eliminated in the fifth round of the U.S. Open Cup by the Carolina Railhawks.

All-star Landon Donovan retired at the end of the season, after winning his sixth MLS Cup and fourth with the Galaxy. He would come out of retirement and sign with the Galaxy during the 2016 season.

Background[edit]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

No. Pos. Player Transferred From Fee/Notes Date Source
6 MF Bosnia and Herzegovina Baggio Husidić Sweden Hammarby Free transfer November 11, 2013 [1]
16 MF Canada Rob Friend Germany Eintracht Frankfurt Free transfer January 13, 2014 [2]
31 DF United States Kyle Venter United States New Mexico Lobos
United States Real Colorado Foxes
Selected in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, second round January 16, 2014 [3]
24 MF Sweden Stefan Ishizaki Sweden Elfsborg Free transfer January 30, 2014 [4]
40 FW Mexico Raul Mendiola Galaxy Youth Academy Sign February 21, 2014 [5]
38 FW United States Bradford Jamieson IV Galaxy Youth Academy Sign February 21, 2014 [5]
26 DF United States James Riley D.C. United Sign March 4, 2014 [6]
33 DF United States Dan Gargan San Jose Earthquakes Free transfer March 7, 2014 [7]
9 FW United States Alan Gordon San Jose Earthquakes Allocation money August 11, 2014 [8]

Out[edit]

No. Pos. Player Transferred To Fee/Notes Date Source
11 MF United States Colin Clark TBD Option declined December 9, 2013 [9]
15 MF France Laurent Courtois LA Galaxy II (player/coach) Option declined December 9, 2013 [10]
5 DF United States Sean Franklin D.C. United Selected in 2013 MLS Re-Entry Draft - Stage One December 9, 2013 [11]
26 MF United States Michael Stephens Norway Stabæk Out of contract December 9, 2013 [12]
6 MF United States Pablo Mastroeni None Retired December 10, 2013 [13]
16 MF United States Hector Jiménez Columbus Crew Traded January 14, 2014 [14]
17 DF United States Bryan Gaul TBD Waived February 28, 2014 [15]
35 DF United States Greg Cochrane Chicago Fire Traded for a 2016 MLS SuperDraft pick March 3, 2014 [16]
9 FW Brazil Samuel Brazil Fluminense Loan ended July 10, 2014 [17]
28 DF United States Kofi Opare D.C. United Traded for a 2016 MLS SuperDraft second round pick July 29, 2014 [18]

Loan in[edit]

No. Pos. Player Loaned From Start End Source
9 FW Brazil Samuel Brazil Fluminense January 7, 2014 December 31, 2014 [19]

Loan out[edit]

No. Pos. Player Loaned To Start End Source
15 FW United States Jose Villarreal Mexico Cruz Azul December 22, 2013 [20]
25 MF United States Rafael Garcia United States LA Galaxy II March 21, 2014 [21]
38 FW United States Bradford Jamieson IV United States LA Galaxy II March 21, 2014 [21]
32 FW United States Jack McBean United States LA Galaxy II March 21, 2014 [21]
40 FW Mexico Raul Mendiola United States LA Galaxy II March 21, 2014 [21]
28 DF United States Kofi Opare United States LA Galaxy II March 21, 2014 [21]
27 FW United States Charlie Rugg United States LA Galaxy II March 21, 2014 [21]
36 DF United States Oscar Sorto United States LA Galaxy II March 21, 2014 [21]
31 DF United States Kyle Venter United States LA Galaxy II March 21, 2014 [21]
34 MF United States Kenney Walker United States LA Galaxy II March 21, 2014 [21]
14 MF United States Robbie Rogers United States LA Galaxy II April 11, 2014 [22]
12 GK United States Brian Rowe United States LA Galaxy II April 11, 2014 [22]
30 FW United States Chandler Hoffman United States LA Galaxy II April 11, 2014 [22]

Player information[edit]

Roster[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth. Squad correct as of May 26, 2014.[23]

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Perk, BrianBrian Perk  United States
2 Defender Dunivant, ToddTodd Dunivant  United States
4 Defender Gonzalez, OmarOmar Gonzalez (DP)  United States
6 Midfielder Husidić, BaggioBaggio Husidić  United States
7 Forward Keane, RobbieRobbie Keane (DP & Captain)  Ireland
8 Midfielder Sarvas, MarceloMarcelo Sarvas  Brazil
9 Forward Gordon , AlanAlan Gordon  United States
10 Forward Donovan , LandonLandon Donovan (DP & vice-captain)  United States
11 Forward Zardes, GyasiGyasi Zardes (HGP)  United States
12 Goalkeeper Rowe, BrianBrian Rowe  United States
14 Midfielder Rogers, RobbieRobbie Rogers  United States
16 Forward Friend, RobRob Friend  Canada
18 Goalkeeper Penedo, JaimeJaime Penedo  Panama
19 Midfielder Juninho , Juninho  Brazil
20 Defender DeLaGarza, A. J.A. J. DeLaGarza  Guam
21 Defender Meyer, TommyTommy Meyer  United States
22 Defender Leonardo , Leonardo  Brazil
24 Midfielder Ishizaki, StefanStefan Ishizaki  Sweden
26 Defender Riley, JamesJames Riley  United States
30 Forward Hoffman, ChandlerChandler Hoffman  United States
31 Defender Venter, KyleKyle Venter  United States
33 Defender Gargan, DanDan Gargan  United States
34 Midfielder Walker, KenneyKenney Walker  United States

Out on loan[edit]

Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth.

No. Position Player Nation
25 Midfielder Garcia , RafaelRafael Garcia (on loan to LA Galaxy II)  United States
27 Forward Rugg, CharlieCharlie Rugg (on loan to LA Galaxy II)  United States
32 Forward McBean, JackJack McBean (HGP; on loan to LA Galaxy II)  United States
33 Midfielder Villarreal, JoseJose Villarreal (HGP; on loan to LA Galaxy II)  United States
36 Defender Sorto, OscarOscar Sorto (HGP; on loan to LA Galaxy II)  United States
38 Forward Jamieson IV, BradfordBradford Jamieson IV (HGP; on loan to LA Galaxy II)  United States
40 Forward Mendiola, RaulRaul Mendiola (HGP; on loan to LA Galaxy II)  Mexico

Friendlies[edit]

All times in Pacific Time Zone.

Preseason[edit]

Mid-season[edit]

Major League Soccer[edit]

Tables[edit]

Western Conference[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Seattle Sounders FC 34 20 10 4 65 50 +15 64 Conference Semi-finals & 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League
2 LA Galaxy 34 17 7 10 69 37 +32 61 Conference Semi-finals
3 Real Salt Lake 34 15 8 11 54 39 +15 56 Knockout round
4 FC Dallas 34 16 12 6 55 45 +10 54
5 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 34 12 8 14 42 40 +2 50
6 Portland Timbers 34 12 9 13 61 52 +9 49
7 Chivas USA 34 9 19 6 29 61 −32 33
8 Colorado Rapids 34 8 18 8 43 62 −19 32
9 San Jose Earthquakes 34 6 16 12 35 50 −15 30
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goals scored; 7) away goal differential; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots.

Overall[edit]

Pos
Team
Pts
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 Seattle Sounders FC (SS) (W1) 64 34 20 10 4 65 50 +15 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League 1 4
2 LA Galaxy 61 34 17 7 10 69 37 +32 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League 2
3 D.C. United (E1) 59 34 17 9 8 52 37 +15 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League 3
4 Real Salt Lake 56 34 15 8 11 54 39 +15 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League 5
5 New England Revolution 55 34 17 13 4 51 46 +5  
6 FC Dallas 54 34 16 12 6 55 45 +10
7 Columbus Crew 52 34 14 10 10 52 42 +10
8 New York Red Bulls 50 34 13 10 11 55 50 +5
9 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 50 34 12 8 14 42 40 +2 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League 6
10 Sporting Kansas City 49 34 14 13 7 48 41 +7  
11 Portland Timbers 49 34 12 9 13 61 52 +9
12 Philadelphia Union 42 34 10 12 12 51 51 0
13 Toronto FC 41 34 11 15 8 44 54 −10
14 Houston Dynamo 39 34 11 17 6 39 58 −19
15 Chicago Fire 36 34 6 10 18 41 51 −10
16 Chivas USA 33 34 9 19 6 29 61 −32
17 Colorado Rapids 32 34 8 18 8 43 62 −19
18 San Jose Earthquakes 30 34 6 16 12 35 50 −15
19 Montreal Impact 28 34 6 18 10 38 58 −20 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League 7
Updated to matches played on October 26, 2014 11:36 PM, EDT. Source: MLSSoccer.com
Notation Key:
(SS) = Supporters Shield winner
(E1) = Eastern Conference champion
(W1) = Western Conference champion

1 The highest ranked U.S.-based MLS club qualifies to the 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League seeding Pot A (Canadian teams normally do not qualify for the Champions League through MLS, qualifying instead via the Canadian Championship, however see note 4.) The other U.S. representatives in the 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League are:

5 If the same team qualifies multiple times and/or if a Canadian team occupies one or more of the MLS qualifying places, then the American MLS team(s) with the best regular-season record not otherwise qualified are entered.

6 For this season only, the highest placed Canadian team will be awarded Canada's place in the 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League, as a result of the rescheduling of the Canadian Championship in 2015.[24]

7 Montreal Impact qualified for the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League as winners of the 2014 Canadian Championship.

Regular season[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss   Postponed

All times in Pacific Time Zone.

Playoffs[edit]

Western Conference Semifinal[edit]

Western Conference Final[edit]

MLS Cup[edit]

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

As an MLS team, the Galaxy entered in the fourth round.

Fourth round[edit]

Fifth round[edit]

CONCACAF Champions League[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bruce Arena confirms the signing of Baggio Hušidić and re-signing of Todd Dunivant". Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "LA Galaxy sign longtime European pro and Canadian international striker Rob Friend". Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "LA Galaxy select defender Kyle Venter in 2014 MLS SuperDraft". Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "LA Galaxy sign Swedish midfielder Stefan Ishizaki". Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "The LA Galaxy continue to add top local talent with the signings of Bradford Jamieson IV and Raul Mendiola". Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "LA Galaxy sign veteran defender James Riley". Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "LA Galaxy sign defender Dan Gargan". Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "LA Galaxy acquire forward Alan Gordon". Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "LA Galaxy open 2014 preseason camp". Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "A look at who suited up for LA Galaxy II in their inaugural match". Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "Portland Timbers nab Steve Zakuani in Re-Entry Draft Stage 1; DC United get Sean Franklin, Bobby Boswell". Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "American Exports: Michael Stephens set for trial with Bob Bradley, Stabaek". Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  13. ^ "Colorado Rapids legend Pablo Mastroeni retires". Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  14. ^ "Crew acquires Hector Jimenez and First Round 2014 MLS SuperDraft selection from LA Galaxy". Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  15. ^ "LA Galaxy waive Bryan Gaul". Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  16. ^ "LA Galaxy trade Greg Cochrane for a conditional 2016 SuperDraft Pick". Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  17. ^ "LA Galaxy terminate loan agreement with Brazilian striker Samuel". Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  18. ^ "LA Galaxy acquire third position in MLS allocation ranking from D.C. United in exchange for defender Kofi Opare and 2015 second round MLS SuperDraft pick". Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  19. ^ "LA Galaxy bolster their attack with the addition of Brazilian forward Samuel on a loan from Fluminense". Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  20. ^ "Report: Mexican power Cruz Azul add MLSers Jose Villarreal, Michael Farfan and Rafael Baca". Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h i "LA Galaxy loan six players to LA Galaxy II". LA Galaxy. 21 March 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  22. ^ a b c "LA Galaxy loan four players to LA Galaxy II". Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  23. ^ "Players - LA Galaxy". lagalaxy.com. Archived from the original on 28 May 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2016. 
  24. ^ "Changes for future Amway Canadian Championships". CONCACAF.com. March 21, 2014. 
  25. ^ "LA Galaxy grab early goal and hold on for a 1-0 win against Club Tijuana". LA Galaxy. March 13, 2014. 
  26. ^ "LA Galaxy eliminated from CONCACAF Champions League by Club Tijuana". LA Galaxy. March 18, 2014.