Saturday, October 3, 2009

Galaxy Clinch MLS Cup Playoff Berth

With their 1-0 victory on Friday night against the Chicago Fire and Chivas USA’s 2-0 victory over D.C. United on Saturday afternoon, the LA Galaxy secured their first MLS Cup Playoff berth since 2005. The Galaxy have now qualified for their eleventh MLS Cup Playoffs after reaching the playoffs in each of the first ten seasons of MLS.

The Galaxy, one of MLS’ most successful playoff teams, have registered a record of 26-15-4 since the league began, including five MLS Cup finals appearances. The Galaxy’s opponent in the Western Conference Semifinals will be determined at a later date.

The Galaxy have captured two MLS Cup Championships, winning the League title in 2002 and 2005 with both coming against the New England Revolution in 1-0 extra time wins. The Galaxy have also appeared in five of the League’s 13 MLS Cup finals matches, including the first championship match ever in 1996, against D.C. United. The club’s other appearances in the championship match were in 1999 and 2001.

The 2009 MLS Cup Playoffs will begin with the first legs of the conference semifinal series on Thursday, October 29 through Sunday, November 1. The conference semifinals resume the following week on Thursday, November 5 through Sunday, November 8, followed by the conference final matches being held on Thursday, November 11 through Sunday, November 15. MLS Cup 2009 will be held on Sunday, November 22, at Qwest Field in Seattle, Wash.

Fans wishing to purchase MLS Cup Playoff tickets can do so beginning on Monday, October 5 at 10 a.m. by visiting www.lagalaxy.com or by calling 1-877-3GALAXY (342-5299), as well as www.ticketmaster.com and through all Ticketmaster outlets. The first 10,000 fans to purchase a playoff ticket will receive a complimentary Galaxy “Go for Gold” Playoff t-shirt, courtesy of Pechanga Resort.

Relive Friday night's 1-0 victory over the Fire that helped clinch the playoff spot...

8 comments:

Alison said...

YAY!! Congratulations to the guys! So proud of all of them. :)

The Fan said...

Congratulations! This is my first playoffs..so I'm definitely gonna cherrish it!!

Go Galaxy! Win the Cup!

Make a history as the first club in the World to win a trophy after being in the last place for just the previous season!!! ;D

Sara said...

Congratulation, what a dramatic year this has been, and with all the uncessary Becks drama, they all have pushed through that s***.

charlesj27 said...

Congrats to the coaches and the players for doing all of the many things necessary to get the LA Galaxy into the playoffs after a long while (in my mind, anyways). The journey up to this point certainly had its many downs, but, more importantly, valuable upsides. Getting Sean Franklin, Edson Buddle, and hopefully Dema Kovalenko back will make a great addition to the how & when that Bruce now have to construct and lay-out. Now, the gritty, challenging/shoving, temper-flare-ups, and harsh tackles will start to factor our way - so be ready, guys. This LA Galaxy team is fantastic to watch and take in when BOTH Landon and David are playing for each other, with each other, and setting up each other.
Well done, LA Galaxy team - and, many thanks for getting this club into the 2009 MLS play-offs!

Leanne Black said...

YAYY, great job guys, So happy for the team !!!

Crystal said...

Major League Soccer should support Breast Cancer Awareness.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to Chivas USA, we may not have done it without your help. ;-)

Sincerely,

THE Anon

Anonymous said...

I hate to break it to you, "The Fan," but going from worst to first has already been done. The 2000 San Jose Earthquakes were dead last in the league. In 2001, they won the MLS Cup being lead by who.....yes, one Landon Donovan.

Perhaps history will repeat itself only for the Galaxy.