If you need plans on Monday, here’s a slate for you, as you’ll be able to watch five separate LA Galaxy games.
The day will kick off with the club streaming their 2005 MLS Cup victory over the New England Revolution. That game will be available on LAGalaxy.com for those in the Los Angeles viewing region at 12 pm PT.
From there, you can take a short break and turn over to ESPN2, where you can watch four consecutive games on that channel that the Galaxy were involved in. First up is the 1996 MLS Cup final against D.C. United, which will kick off at 3 pm PT. Yes, it wasn’t a positive outcome for LA, but still interesting to look back at history (and remember, the Galaxy have more MLS Cups than anyone else, including D.C. United).
Then at 5 pm PT, another MLS Cup final, this one in 2001, when LA played the San Jose Earthquakes. Again, another tough result from a Galaxy perspective, more context for how we got here, and plus I heard that Landon Donovan fella did a few things later on for the Galaxy.
At 7 pm PT, it’s David Beckham’s Galaxy debut, which came in a friendly against Chelsea in 2007. While the Beckham era got off to a bit of a rocky start, it ended pretty damn well, right? Here’s where it all started.
Finally, the nightcap is last year’s playoff El Trafico against LAFC. That one’s at 9 pm PT, but you know what, feel free to skip that one, although it was Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s last game for LA.
So if you’re keeping score, that makes five games on the day involving the Galaxy, albeit only one win, the first one. Still, if you’re really jonesing for soccer, or you’re a newer fan of the club and catching up on some of the history along the way, the five games on Monday will offer plenty of background on the first MLS club in Los Angeles.
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