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History of LA Galaxy participation in the CONCACAF Gold Cup

With the CONCACAF Gold Cup currently underway, we took a look at LA Galaxy's past involvement in the tournament.

Landon Donovan participated in four Gold Cups during his time with the Galaxy.
Landon Donovan participated in four Gold Cups during his time with the Galaxy.
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LA Galaxy is one the most successful clubs in North America. The players' success with the club often results in those players receiving call-ups to represent their national team. Since 1998, the Galaxy has had 18 players from 8 different nations participate in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The club has had players represent Canada, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, and the United States in the tournament. The 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup has five LA Galaxy players participating in the tournament, the most in LA Galaxy and Gold Cup history.

1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Mauricio Cienfuegos (El Salvador)
Martin Machon (Guatemala)

2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Robin Fraser (United States)
Cobi Jones (United States)
Greg Vanney (United States)

2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Danny Califf (United States)
Cobi Jones (United States)

2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Carlos Ruiz (Guatemala)
Tyrone Marshall (Jamaica)
Danny Califf (United States)

2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Michael Umaña (Costa Rica)
Guillermo Ramirez (Guatemala)
Tyrone Marshall (Jamaica)
Landon Donovan (United States)

2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Kevin Harsme (Canada)
Ante Jazic (Canada)
Landon Donovan (United States)

2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Donovan Ricketts (Jamaica)

2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Donovan Ricketts (Jamaica)
Landon Donovan (United States)

2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Landon Donovan (United States)
Omar Gonzalez (United States)

2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Giovani Dos Santos (Mexico)
Jaime Penedo (Panama)
Omar Gonzalez (United States)
Alan Gordon (United States)
Gyasi Zardes (United States)

Only five LA Galaxy players have scored in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, combining for a total of 16 goals. Landon Donovan leads the three with thirteen goals during his time on the roster. No LA Galaxy player has ever scored a hat trick during the tournament.

2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Cobi Jones (United States) vs. Haiti, Peru

2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Carlos Ruiz (Guatemala) vs. Colombia

2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Landon Donovan (United States) vs. Cuba (double), Canada

2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Landon Donovan (United States) vs. El Salvador, Panama, Canada, Mexico

2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Landon Donovan (United States) vs. Mexico

2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Landon Donovan (United States) vs. Belize, Cuba, El Salvador, Honduras (double)

2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Gyasi Zardes (United States) vs. Cuba
Omar Gonzalez (United States) vs. Cuba

Of the five LA Galaxy players to score in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, Landon Donovan is the only player to have finished the tournament as the top scorer, having done so twice. On both occasions, Landon shared the Golden Boot award with another player.

2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Landon Donovan (United States: 3 goals)

2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Landon Donovan (United States: 5 goals)

Landon Donovan is also the only LA Galaxy player to win the MVP/Golden Ball award of the Gold Cup, having done so in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup. This was a memorable tournament for Landon, as it was his return to regular international play following his sabbatical in early 2013. Donovan finished the tournament having scored five goals and providing seven assists.

Of the eighteen LA Galaxy players to participate in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, only five players have won the tournament while being part of the club. Landon Donovan won it three times during his time with the Galaxy, making him the player with the most Gold Cup wins. In 2015, Giovani Dos Santos became the first player that isn't American to win the tournament.

Giovani Dos Santos (Mexico: 2015)
Danny Califf (United States: 2002)
Landon Donovan (United States: 2005, 2007, 2013)
Omar Gonzalez (United States: 2013)
Cobi Jones (United States: 2002)

StubHub Center (formerly known as the Home Depot Center) has hosted a variety of CONCACAF Gold Cup matches since it opened in 2003. Every match has taken place during the group stage phase of the tournament. No Galaxy player has ever scored at StubHub Center during their Gold Cup participation.

2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup
South Africa vs. Mexico
Guatemala vs. Jamaica

2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup
United States vs. Guatemala
El Salvador vs. Trinidad and Tobago
Guatemala vs. El Salvador
Trinidad and Tobago vs. United States

2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Canada vs. Jamaica
Costa Rica vs. El Salvador

2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Jamaica vs. Grenada
Honduras vs. Guatemala

2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Costa Rica vs. Jamaica
El Salvador vs. Canada