GALAXY: Fourth of July history

July, 4, 2012
7/04/12
3:19
PM PT

CARSON -- The Galaxy have played at home, followed by a fireworks show, every Fourth of July since their inception. That makes Wednesday night's Independence Day clash with the Philadelphia Union their 17th such encounter.


The first seven were at the Rose Bowl, with the Galaxy going 4-3-0. It's been better at Home Depot Center, their home since 2003, with just one loss in nine matches.

The New England Revolution have been the foe on six occasions -- at 2-2-2, they're responsible for half of L.A.'s losses on the Fourth -- and the Galaxy have played Columbus, San Jose and Seattle twice. This is the first time Philly has played in this game.

The Galaxy's top Independence Day scorers? Carlos Ruiz is No. 1, with five, and Landon Donovan has three, none since scoring twice in 2007. Cobi Jones tallied twice in the 1990s.

Here's a quick game-by-game summary of the Galaxy's Fourth of July clashes:
1996
New England Revolution 1, Galaxy 0
Att.:
62,703

1997
Galaxy 2, New England Revolution 0
Galaxy goals:
Cobi Jones, Welton
Att.: 51,704

1998
Galaxy 2, Kansas City Wizards 0
Galaxy goals:
Cobi Jones, Clint Mathis
Att.: 53,655

1999
Miami Fusion 2, Galaxy 1
Galaxy goal:
Roy Myers
Att.: 60,433

2000
Galaxy 1, Columbus Crew 0
Galaxy goal:
Mauricio Cienfuegos
Att.: 53,844

2001
Columbus Crew 2, Galaxy 0

Att.: 52,634

2002
Galaxy 2, San Jose Earthquakes 1
Galaxy goals:
Carlos Ruiz 2
Att.: 55,234

2003
Galaxy 2, New England Revolution 2
Galaxy goals:
Carlos Ruiz, Alejandro Moreno
Att.: 27,000

2004
Galaxy 2, San Jose Earthquakes 1
Galaxy goals:
Carlos Ruiz 2
Att.: 27,000

2005
Galaxy 1, New England Revolution 1
Galaxy goal:
Mike Enfield
Att.: 27,000

2006
Galaxy 1, New York Red Bulls 0
Galaxy goal:
Landon Donovan
Att.: 23,027

2007
Galaxy 2, Chicago Fire 0
Galaxy goals:
Landon Donovan 2
Att.: 24,333

2008
New England Revolution 2, Galaxy 1
Galaxy goals:
David Beckham
Att.: 27,000

2009
Galaxy 1, New England Revolution 0
Galaxy goal:
Alecko Eskandarian
Att.: 20,609

2010
Galaxy 3, Seattle Sounders 1
Galaxy goals:
Edson Buddle, Juninho, own goal James Riley
Att.: 27,000

2011
Galaxy 0, Seattle Sounders 0
Att.:
27,000

GALAXY RECORDS
Rose Bowl:
4-3-0 (8-6 GF-GA)
HDC: 5-1-3 (13-7 GF-GA)
Total: 9-4-3 (21-13 GF-GA)

ATTENDANCE
Rose Bowl:
390,207 (55,744 average)
HDC: 229,969 (25,552 average)
Total: 620,176 (37,761 average)

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