2018 LA Galaxy season

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LA Galaxy
2018 season
OwnerPhilip Anschutz (AEG)
Head coachSigi Schmid
(Until September 10)[1]
Dominic Kinnear
(interim)[1]
StadiumStubHub Center
MLSConference: 7th
Overall: 13th
U.S. Open CupRound of 16
Top goalscorerLeague: Zlatan Ibrahimović (21 goals)
All: Zlatan Ibrahimović (21 goals)
Highest home attendance27,068
(vs. Los Angeles FC – March 31 and August 24)
27,068
(vs. Houston Dynamo – October 28)
Lowest home attendance18,003
(vs. FC Dallas – May 30)
Average home league attendance24,957
← 2017
2019 →

The 2018 LA Galaxy season was the club's twenty-third season of existence, their twenty-third in Major League Soccer.

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

As the end of the season.

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper David Bingham  United States
2 Midfielder Perry Kitchen  United States
3 Defender Ashley Cole  England
4 Defender David Romney  United States
5 Defender Daniel Steres  United States
6 Midfielder Baggio Hušidić  Bosnia and Herzegovina
7 Midfielder Romain Alessandrini (DP)  France
8 Midfielder Jonathan dos Santos (DP)  Mexico
9 Forward Zlatan Ibrahimović  Sweden
10 Forward Giovani dos Santos (DP)  Mexico
11 Forward Ola Kamara  Norway
12 Goalkeeper Brian Sylvestre  United States
14 Midfielder Servando Carrasco  United States
15 Forward Ariel Lassiter  Costa Rica
16 Defender Jørgen Skjelvik  Norway
17 Midfielder Sebastian Lletget  United States
19 Midfielder Chris Pontius  United States
20 Defender Tomas Hilliard-Arce  United States
21 Defender Hugo Arellano (HGP)  United States
24 Midfielder Emmanuel Boateng  Ghana
25 Defender Rolf Feltscher  Venezuela
26 Midfielder Efrain Alvarez  United States
28 Defender Michaël Ciani  France
29 Defender Sheanon Williams  United States
38 Forward Bradford Jamieson IV (HGP)  United States
41 Goalkeeper Justin Vom Steeg  United States

Transfers[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

Pos. Player Transferred from Fee/Notes Date Source
DF Norway Jørgen Skjelvik Norway Rosenborg Free transfer. December 14, 2017 [2]
GK United States David Bingham United States San Jose Earthquakes $100,000 in General Allocation Money and $100,000 in TAM. December 18, 2017 [3][4]
DF Venezuela Rolf Feltscher Wales Cardiff City Free transfer. December 19, 2017 [5]
MF United States Servando Carrasco United States Orlando City SC Selected on Stage 2 of the 2017 MLS Re-Entry Draft. December 21, 2017 [6]
MF United States Perry Kitchen Denmark Randers Traded $100,000 in GAM and $200,000 in TAM to United States D.C. United for the player's Discovery Rights. January 9, 2018 [7]
GK United States Brian Sylvestre United States North Carolina FC Free transfer. January 12, 2018 [8]
DF Montenegro Emrah Klimenta United States Sacramento Republic FC Free transfer. January 16, 2018 [9]
FW Norway Ola Kamara United States Columbus Crew SC Acquired in exchange for United States Gyasi Zardes and $400,000 in TAM. January 20, 2018 [10]
MF United States Chris Pontius United States Philadelphia Union Sign. January 22, 2018 [11]
GK United States Justin Vom Steeg United States LA Galaxy II Sign. March 1, 2018 [12]
MF United States Efrain Alvarez United States LA Galaxy II Sign. March 4, 2018 [13]
FW Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović England Manchester United Free transfer. March 23, 2018 [14][15]
DF United States Sheanon Williams Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Sign. June 14, 2018 [16]

Draft picks[edit]

Draft picks are not automatically signed to the team roster. Only those who are signed to a contract will be listed as transfers in. Only trades involving draft picks and executed after the start of 2018 MLS SuperDraft will be listed in the notes.

Date Player Position College Pick Source
January 19, 2018 United States Tomas Hilliard-Arce DF Stanford Round 1 – 2nd pick [17]
January 19, 2018 United States Drew Skundrich MF Stanford Round 2 – 40th pick [18]
January 21, 2018 United States Nate Shultz DF Akron Round 3 – 48th pick [19]
January 21, 2018 PASS Round 4 – 90th pick

Transfers out[edit]

Pos. Player Transferred to Fee/Notes Date Source
DF United States Robbie Rogers Retired. November 7, 2017 [20]
MF United States Jermaine Jones Contract option declined. November 27, 2017 [21]
GK United States Jon Kempin United States Columbus Crew SC Contract option declined. Later he was traded for a 2018 MLS SuperDraft fourth round pick. November 27, 2017 [21][22]
MF United States Rafael Garcia Contract option declined. November 27, 2017 [21]
GK United States Brian Rowe Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Contract option declined. Later he was traded for a second-round pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft. November 27, 2017 [21][23]
FW United States Jose Villareal United States Orlando City SC Contract option declined. Later he was traded for a third-round pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft. November 27, 2017 [21][24]
FW United States Jack McBean United States Colorado Rapids Contract option declined. Later he was traded for a conditional fourth-round selection in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft. November 27, 2017 [21][25]
MF Mexico Raúl Mendiola United States Reno 1868 Contract option declined. November 27, 2017 [21]
DF Netherlands Pele van Anholt Netherlands NAC Breda Contract option declined. November 27, 2017 [21]
GK Senegal Clément Diop Canada Montreal Impact Contract option declined. Later he was selected in the MLS Waiver Draft. November 27, 2017 [21][26]
MF United States Jaime Villarreal United States Sacramento Republic FC Contract option declined. November 27, 2017 [21]
DF United States Nathan Smith United States Portland Timbers 2 Contract option declined. November 27, 2017 [21][27]
DF France Bradley Diallo Romania CS Gaz Metan Mediaș Contract option declined. November 27, 2017 [21]
FW United States Jack McInerney United States Indy Eleven Contract option declined. November 27, 2017 [21]
FW United States Gyasi Zardes United States Columbus Crew SC Traded along with $400,000 in TAM for Norway Ola Kamara. January 20, 2018 [10][28]
DF Montenegro Emrah Klimenta United States Sacramento Republic FC Released. June 14, 2018 [16]
MF Portugal João Pedro Greece Apollon Smyrnis Loan. August 21, 2018 [29]

Competitions[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Preseason schedule announced on December 6, 2017.[30]

Mobile Mini Sun Cup[edit]

The schedule for the tournament was released on December 15, 2017.[31]

Friendlies[edit]

Major League Soccer[edit]

Standings[edit]

Overall[edit]
Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification[a]
11 Philadelphia Union 34 15 14 5 49 50 −1 50
12 Real Salt Lake 34 14 13 7 55 58 −3 49 2019 Leagues Cup
13 LA Galaxy 34 13 12 9 66 64 +2 48
14 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 34 13 13 8 54 67 −13 47
15 Montreal Impact 34 14 16 4 47 53 −6 46
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) coin toss or drawing of lots
Notes:
  1. ^
Western Conference[edit]
Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
5 Portland Timbers 34 15 10 9 54 48 +6 54 Knockout round
6 Real Salt Lake 34 14 13 7 55 58 −3 49
7 LA Galaxy 34 13 12 9 66 64 +2 48
8 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 34 13 13 8 54 67 −13 47
9 Houston Dynamo 34 10 16 8 58 58 0 38
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goal differential; 7) away goals scored; 8) home goal differential; 9) home goals scored; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots

Regular season[edit]

The first two matches of 2018 MLS season were announced on December 19, 2017.[33] The full schedule was released on January 4, 2018.[34]

All times are in Pacific Time Zone.

  Win   Draw   Loss   Void   Postponed

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Fourth round[edit]

The draw for this round was held in May 24, 2018.[35]

Round of 16[edit]

The draw for this round was held in June 7, 2018.[36]

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

Last updated on 28 October 2018
No. Pos Nat Player Total MLS U.S. Open Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK United States David Bingham 35 0 34 0 1 0
12 GK United States Brian Sylvestre 0 0 0 0 0 0
41 GK United States Justin Vom Steeg 1 0 0 0 1 0
Defenders
3 DF England Ashley Cole 32 1 30+1 1 1 0
4 DF United States David Romney 30 1 26+2 1 1+1 0
5 DF United States Daniel Steres 21 0 14+6 0 1 0
16 DF Norway Jørgen Skjelvik 33 0 29+3 0 1 0
20 DF United States Tomas Hilliard-Arce 6 0 4+1 0 1 0
21 DF United States Hugo Arellano 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 DF Venezuela Rolf Feltscher 15 1 15 1 0 0
28 DF France Michaël Ciani 22 1 19+2 1 1 0
29 DF United States Sheanon Williams 8 0 1+7 0 0 0
46 DF United States John Requejo 1 0 0 0 1 0
Midfielders
2 MF United States Perry Kitchen 32 0 27+4 0 1 0
6 MF Bosnia and Herzegovina Baggio Hušidić 8 0 1+6 0 0+1 0
7 MF France Romain Alessandrini 26 11 23+3 11 0 0
8 MF Mexico Jonathan dos Santos 23 2 22+1 2 0 0
14 MF United States Servando Carrasco 21 0 10+9 0 1+1 0
17 MF United States Sebastian Lletget 29 3 21+7 3 0+1 0
18 MF Germany Julian Büscher 1 0 0 0 1 0
19 MF United States Chris Pontius 27 5 15+11 5 1 0
24 MF Ghana Emmanuel Boateng 29 2 12+15 2 2 0
Forwards
9 FW Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović 27 22 24+3 22 0 0
10 FW Mexico Giovani dos Santos 14 3 10+4 3 0 0
11 FW Norway Ola Kamara 32 14 30+1 14 1 0
15 FW Costa Rica Ariel Lassiter 9 2 1+6 0 1+1 2
38 FW United States Bradford Jamieson IV 8 1 3+3 0 2 1
51 FW United States Ethan Zubak 1 0 0 0 1 0
Players who have made an appearance or had a squad number this season but have left the club
22 DF Montenegro Emrah Klimenta 3 0 2 0 1 0
88 MF Portugal João Pedro 5 0 1+2 0 1+1 0

Top scorers[edit]

Place Position Number Name MLS Open Cup Total
1 FW 9 Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović 22 0 22
2 FW 11 Norway Ola Kamara 14 0 14
3 MF 7 France Romain Alessandrini 11 0 11
4 MF 19 United States Chris Pontius 5 0 5
5 MF 17 United States Sebastian Lletget 3 0 3
FW 10 Mexico Giovani dos Santos 3 0 3
7 MF 24 Ghana Emmanuel Boateng 2 0 2
FW 15 United States Ariel Lassiter 0 2 2
MF 8 Mexico Jonathan dos Santos 2 0 2
10 DF 28 France Michaël Ciani 1 0 1
DF 3 England Ashley Cole 1 0 1
FW 38 United States Bradford Jamieson 0 1 1
DF 25 Venezuela Rolf Feltscher 1 0 1
DF 4 United States David Romney 1 0 1
Total 66 3 69

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sigi Schmid steps down as LA Galaxy head coach". lagalaxy.com. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  2. ^ "LA Galaxy acquire defender Jorgen Skjelvik". lagalaxy.com. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  3. ^ "LA Galaxy acquire rights to goalkeeper David Bingham". lagalaxy.com. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  4. ^ "LA Galaxy sign goalkeeper David Bingham". lagalaxy.com. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  5. ^ "LA Galaxy sign defender Rolf Feltscher". lagalaxy.com. 19 December 2017. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  6. ^ "LA Galaxy select Servando Carrasco in Stage 2 of the MLS Re-Entry Draft". lagalaxy.com. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  7. ^ "LA Galaxy sign midfielder Perry Kitchen". lagalaxy.com. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  8. ^ "LA Galaxy sign goalkeeper Brian Sylvestre". lagalaxy.com. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  9. ^ "LA Galaxy sign defender Emrah Klimenta". lagalaxy.com. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  10. ^ a b "LA Galaxy acquire forward Ola Kamara". lagalaxy.com. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  11. ^ "LA Galaxy sign midfielder Chris Pontius". lagalaxy.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  12. ^ "LA Galaxy sign goalkeeper Justin Vom Steeg". lagalaxy.com. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  13. ^ "LA Galaxy Sign midfielder Efrain Alvarez". lagalaxy.com. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  14. ^ "Los Angeles, Welcome to Zlatan". lagalaxy.com. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  15. ^ "LA Galaxy sign Zlatan Ibrahimović". lagalaxy.com. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  16. ^ a b "LA Galaxy sign defender Sheanon Williams". lagalaxy.com. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  17. ^ "LA Galaxy select Tomas Hilliard-Arce with the 2nd pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft". lagalaxy.com. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  18. ^ "LA Galaxy select Drew Skundrich with the 40th pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft". lagalaxy.com. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  19. ^ "LA Galaxy select Nate Shultz with the 48th pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft". lagalaxy.com. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  20. ^ "LA Galaxy defender Robbie Rogers announces retirement from professional soccer". lagalaxy.com. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "LA Galaxy exercise 2018 contract options on five players". lagalaxy.com.
  22. ^ "LA Galaxy acquire 2018 MLS SuperDraft fourth-round selection from Columbus Crew SC". lagalaxy.com. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  23. ^ "LA Galaxy acquire 2018 MLS SuperDraft second-round selection from Vancouver Whitecaps FC". lagalaxy.com. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  24. ^ "LA Galaxy acquire 2019 MLS SuperDraft third-round selection from Orlando City SC". lagalaxy.com. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  25. ^ "LA Galaxy acquire 2019 MLS SuperDraft conditional fourth-round selection from Colorado Rapids". lagalaxy.com. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  26. ^ "Clement Diop selected by Montreal Impact in MLS Waiver Draft". lagalaxy.com. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  27. ^ "T2 announce five player signings ahead of 2018 USL season". timbers.com. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  28. ^ "Thank you, Gyasi Zardes". lagalaxy.com. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  29. ^ "LA Galaxy loan João Pedro to Apollon Smyrnis Football Club". lagalaxy.com. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  30. ^ "LA Galaxy announce 2018 preseason schedule". lagalaxy.com. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  31. ^ "LA Galaxy to face Real Salt Lake in 2018 Mobile Mini Sun Cup". lagalaxy.com. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  32. ^ Strauss, Brian (April 6, 2017). "MLS clubs have resolution over qualifying for future CCL after format change". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  33. ^ "LA Galaxy to open 2018 MLS season March 4 at StubHub Center". lagalaxy.com. 19 December 2017. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  34. ^ "LA Galaxy announce 2018 MLS Schedule". lagalaxy.com. 4 January 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  35. ^ "LA Galaxy to play FC Golden State Force in the Fourth Round of the 2018 U.S. Open Cup". lagalaxy.com. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  36. ^ "LA Galaxy to travel to the Rose City to face Portland Timbers in fifth round of U.S. Open Cup". lagalaxy.com. Retrieved 7 June 2018.

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