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They also had American Landon Donovan for the prime of his MLS career along with Cobi Jones.
They won another title under Steve Sampson in 2005 and also captured a second US Open Cup.
After coaching the US men's national team to the World Cup quarter-finals in 2002 and the group stage in 2006, Bruce Arena was named Galaxy manager in 2008.
They will have a new leader heading into the 2021 season after missing the MLS Cup play-offs for the third time in four seasons.
The Sigi Schmid era
In their inaugural season coached by German Lothar Osiander, the Galaxy finished first in the Western Conference and fell to DC United in the MLS Cup final.
They made the play-offs again in 1997 and lost to the Dallas Burn (now FC Dallas). Octavio Zambrano managed the team in 1998 as they lost in the semi-finals to the Chicago Fire.
The team went 17-9 after Schmid took over, and they won the Western Conference title. Schmid was named MLS Coach of the Year, but the Galaxy again fell to DC United in the MLS Cup final.
The 2000 MLS season resulted in a play-off loss to the Kansas City Wizards (now Sporting KC), but the Galaxy did get their first major silverware with a CONCACAF Champions Cup win.
They defeated Honduran side CD Olimpia 3-2 in the final at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Ezra Hendrickson scored to tie the game 1-1 in the 36th minute before Cobi Jones put the Galaxy on top three minutes later.
With the game level at 2-2, Hendrickson scored the winning goal in the 78th minute. The title is the most recent for an MLS team in the CONCACAF Champions League.
The 2001 team, led by Jones, Luis 'El Matador' Hernandez and Mauricio Cienfuegos, won the Western Conference title once again. They lost in the MLS Cup final for a third time, though, a 2-1 defeat to the San Jose Earthquakes.
The Galaxy beat Kansas City and Colorado in the play-offs and Ruiz scored the only goal of the MLS Cup final in the 113th minute at New England.
The 2003 season was a letdown, though, with the Galaxy's first-ever losing season as they didn't win a single away game. They still made the play-offs but lost in the first round.
The Galaxy were in first place at the 2004 MLS All-Star break, but five straight losses to start the second half of the season resulted in Schmid's dismissal. He finished with 79 wins in the regular season and won 16 games, lost seven and drew three in the play-offs.
They traded Ruiz to Dallas and signed Landon Donovan in the largest deal ever given to an American player in MLS. Donovan scored 12 goals and the Galaxy finished fourth in the Western Conference.
They won the US Open Cup against FC Dallas in September and upset the San Jose Earthquakes in the first round of the play-offs as Donovan scored twice.
He bagged two more goals in the Western Conference finals against Colorado Rapids. The Galaxy then faced the Revolution in the MLS Cup final again. Guillermo Ramirez scored the only goal of the game in the 107th minute as the Galaxy won their second title.
Former Galaxy defender and US national team player Alexi Lalas took over as team president for the 2006 season and fired Sampson halfway through the campaign.
The Galaxy missed the 2006 and 2007 play-offs before Dutch star Ruud Gullit took over. Despite a league-leading 20 goals from Donovan, the Galaxy missed the play-offs again in 2008 and both Lalas and Gullit were fired.
The Bruce Arena era
Arena signed Omar Gonzalez, brought in Donovan Ricketts as goalkeeper and reshaped a defense that had shipped 62 goals in 2008.
In 2010, the Galaxy again finished top of the Western Conference standings but lost in the semi-finals of the play-offs.
They made up for this in 2011 with 19 wins in the regular season and another Supporters' Shield. They did not lose a competitive match at home all season and cruised through the play-offs.
The Home Depot Center in Carson hosted the final, and Donovan's goal in the 72nd minute was enough to beat Houston Dynamo.
The Galaxy struggled through the regular season in 2012, finishing fourth in the West, but they did make the play-offs. Robbie Keane scored 23 goals to fire them there.
The Galaxy then beat Vancouver in the first round and upset the top-seeded San Jose Earthquakes in the semi-finals. In the Western Conference finals, they knocked out the Seattle Sounders to reach another MLS Cup final.
The Galaxy lost in the Conference semi-finals in 2013 and turned in another strong regular season in 2014, finishing second in the West.
They beat Real Salt Lake 5-0 in the home leg of the Conference semi-finals and advanced over Seattle on away goals in the Western Conference final.
In the MLS Cup final, a goal from Gyasi Zardes and a 111th-minute strike from Keane saw the Galaxy beat New England for a MLS-record fifth title.
Donovan retired after this, and the Galaxy replaced him with long-time Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard and Mexican star Giovani dos Santos.
The Galaxy couldn't defend their title, though, as they lost in the first round of the 2015 play-offs and fell in the Western Conference semi-finals in 2016. Arena left the team in November 2016 to return to the USA team, replacing Jurgen Klinsmann.
Since Arena left, the Galaxy have struggled despite bringing in big-name players. Curt Onalfo coached the team in 2017, but they missed the play-offs with an 11th-place finish in the West.
In 2018, they signed Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Manchester United. He scored 22 goals, but the Galaxy again missed the play-offs.
Zlatan scored 31 goals as the Galaxy made the play-offs. However, after beating Minnesota United in the first round, they lost to LAFC.
However, the Galaxy crashed out of the MLS is Back Tournament in July, Schelotto was fired in October and the Galaxy missed the play-offs.
The California Clasico with the San Jose Earthquakes has been in place since day one of MLS. The Interstate 5 rivalry started in 1996 and has been played more than 90 times, with the Galaxy leading the series.
The two sides have met in the play-offs 10 times, with LA winning five and drawing one. The Galaxy have four wins in the US Open Cup to the Earthquakes' one.
The Galaxy didn't lose in the first five matches before LAFC knocked them out of the 2019 play-offs with a 5-3 win. The teams split four games in the 2020 season, with LAFC winning at the MLS is Back Tournament.
America's Galacticos - biggest signings
With the designated player rule, they have signed Landon Donovan from Bayer Leverkusen, David Beckham from Real Madrid, Robbie Keane from Tottenham, Steven Gerrard from Liverpool, Giovani dos Santos from Valencia, Romain Alessandrini from Marseille, Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Manchester United, Cristian Pavon from Boca Juniors and Chicharito from Sevilla.