LA Galaxy Win 2011 Supporters' Shield

LA Galaxy clinch best record in MLS following Philadelphia’s 2-0 win over Seattle

supporters shield

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Robert Mora/LA Galaxy
Supporters' Shield Winners
Year Team
1996 Tampa Bay
1997 D.C. United
1998 LA Galaxy
1999 D.C. United
2000 Kansas City Wizards
2001 Miami Fusion
2002 LA Galaxy
2003 Chicago Fire
2004 Columbus Crew
2005 San Jose Earthquakes
2006 D.C. United
2007 D.C. United
2008 Columbus Crew
2009 Columbus Crew
2010 LA Galaxy
2011 LA Galaxy

CARSON, Calif. (Saturday, October 8, 2011) – The LA Galaxy have captured the 2011 Supporters’ Shield as a result of the Philadelphia Union’s 2-0 win over Seattle Sounders FC tonight at CenturyLink Field. With the result, the Galaxy have an 18-4-10 record for 64 points, giving LA an insurmountable seven-point advantage at the top of the MLS standings.

This is the fourth time in club history and the second straight season in which the Galaxy have won the Supporters’ Shield, which is given annually to the team that finished with the best regular season record in MLS. The Galaxy’s four Supporters’ Shield wins are now tied with D.C. United as the most in MLS history, one more than the Columbus Crew.

By winning the Supporters’ Shield, the Galaxy have clinched home-field advantage throughout the 2011 MLS Cup Playoffs while also earning a berth in Group Play of the 2012/13 CONCACAF Champions League.

The Galaxy, who first won the Supporters’ Shield with an MLS record 68 points in 1998 and then again in 2002 when they won their first MLS Cup, are now the third team in MLS history to repeat at Supporters’ Shield winners, having also won the trophy last year, when they finished the season with an 18-7-5 record for a league-best 59 points. They join D.C. United (2006 and 2007) and the Columbus Crew (2008 and 2009) as the only repeat winners of the Supporters’ Shield.

In the first 15 years of MLS, five teams have won the MLS Cup in the same year as they won the Supporters’ Shield with the Columbus Crew the last to accomplish the feat, doing so in 2008 when they had an MLS-best 57 points and then beat the New York Red Bulls 3-1 in MLS Cup, which was played that year at The Home Depot Center.

Tickets are on sale now, starting at just $30, for the Galaxy’s final home game of the regular season on Sunday, October 16 against Chivas USA, as well as for the home leg of their Western Conference Semifinal Series, which is scheduled to be played on either Wednesday, Nov. 2 or Thursday, Nov. 3. Fans can also purchase tickets now for a potential Western Conference Championship, which LA would host if they win their home-and-home, aggregate goal, Conference Semifinal Series. For more information about these games or to purchase tickets, please visit www.lagalaxy.com or call 1-877-3GALAXY (342-5299).

Take your photo with the Supporters' Shield before it's presented on the field pre-game on Sunday, October 16. The trophy will be spending time with each of the Galaxy's three supporter groups before being presented on the field prior to the SuperClasico.

3:45-4:15 p.m. Angel City Brigade Picnic
grass lawn outside the northwest stadium entrance
4:15-4:45 p.m. Galaxians Picnic
grass lawn outside the northwest stadium entrance
4:45-5:15 p.m. LA Riot Squad Picnic
grass lawn outside the northeast stadium entrance
5:55 p.m. Supporters' Shield Presentation
main field