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

Players

Squad information

As the end of the season.

Transfers

Transfers in

Pos. Player Transferred from Fee/Notes Date Source
DF Norway Rosenborg Free transfer. [2]
GK United States David Bingham December 18, 2017 [3][4]
DF Venezuela Rolf Feltscher Wales Cardiff City Free transfer. December 19, 2017 [5]
MF 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 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 Ibrahimovi? 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

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

Pos. Player Transferred to Fee/Notes Date Source
DF Retired. [20]
MF Contract option declined. [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 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 Media? Contract option declined. November 27, 2017 [21]
FW 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

Preseason

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

Mobile Mini Sun Cup

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

Friendlies

Major League Soccer

Standings

Overall
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
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
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

The first two matches of 2018 MLS season were announced on December 19, 2017.[34] The full schedule was released on January 4, 2018.[35]

All times are in Pacific Time Zone.

  Win   Draw   Loss   Void   Postponed

U.S. Open Cup

Fourth round

The draw for this round was held in May 24, 2018.[36]

Round of 16

The draw for this round was held in June 7, 2018.[37]

Statistics

Appearances and goals

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 Hu?idi? 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 Ibrahimovi? 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

Place Position Number Name Total
1 FW 9 Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimovi? 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

References

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

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