Los Angeles Galaxy

The Los Angeles Galaxy have gotten off to a quick start during the 2010 Major League Soccer season. The Galaxy has accumulated 9 points through the first three games, winning all three. Los Angeles plays within the Western Conference. The rest of the conference includes: Real Salt Lake, Seattle Sounders FC, Colorado Rapids, Houston Dynamo, Chivas USA, San Jose Earthquakes and FC Dallas. The Galaxy have yet to give up a goal all season, while scoring 5 during the 2010 season. The Galaxy opened the season with a 1-0 win over the Revolution on March 27th. April Fools Day came and Los Angeles won once again; this time 2-0 over Chivas USA. The third game of the season was slated for April 10th, where the Dynamo became the latest victim; 1-0.

Edson Buddle has provided the load of the offense for Los Angeles, scoring all five goals thus far. Landon Donovan the middle forward leads the team in assists. Through three games, Donovan has notched 3 assists. Donovan has been named the Most Valuable Player for the team that last two seasons, and three of the last four. Sean Franklin and Mike Magee both have added an assist on the season.

Donovan Ricketts, the native of Jamaica, has been the man between the pipes for the Galaxy. Ricketts has started all three games, sporting a shut-out in all three. In those three games, the opponents have accumulated just three shots on goal.

The upcoming schedule for Los Angeles pits them against Salt Lake City on April 17th and then a visit from the Kansas City Wizards.

The Galaxy play their games at the Home Depot Center in Carson California. The regular season saw just fewer than 20,000 people in attendance for home games. During the postseason, the Galaxy drew just over 26,000. The team was founded in 1995, and has won the MLS Cup twice. The last time the Galaxy won the cup was in 2005. Last season, Los Angeles won the West Division, and reached the MLS Final, but fell to Real Salt Lake. In 2007, The Galaxy made huge news signing international star David Beckham to a deal worth $250 million.

It’s just three games into the season, but the Los Angeles Galaxy look like the team to beat not only in the Western Conference, but inside the entire Major League Soccer.