Los Angeles Soccer: Philip Anschutz

GALAXY: Anschutz's $7B? Not bad

March, 12, 2012
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Galaxy owner Philip Anschutz is worth $7 billion, according to Forbes Magazine, which last week unveiled its annual list of global billionaires, more than 1,200 this time around.


That's not bad. Nowhere near Mexican telecommunications magnate Carlos Slim's $69 billion, but decent walk-around money.

Where does Anschutz rank among owners of soccer clubs? Fourth.

The Colorado-based owner of AEG, who also owns the L.A. Kings, a piece of the Lakers, Staples Center, half of the Houston Dynamo, Hammarby in Sweden and hockey clubs in the U.S. and Europe, sits behind Shakhtar Donetsk's Rinat Akhmetov ($16.9B), Seattle Sounders co-owner Paul Allen ($14.2B) and Chelsea's Roman Abramovich ($12.1 B).

He's No. 6 among sports-team owners -- India's Mukesh Ambani ($22.3B), who has cricket interests, tops that list -- and sits 133rd on the list of the world's richest men.

Chivas USA's Jorge Vergara does not make this list. Club Tijuana's Jorge Hank ($1.4B) in 913th on the rich list.

MLS CUP: Donovan gives L.A. the crown

November, 20, 2011
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GalaxyJeff Gross/Getty ImagesDavid Beckham reacts while teammates celebrate Landon Donvan's second-half goal.


CARSON -- Landon Donovan finished a feed from Robbie Keane in the 71st minute, and the Galaxy completed arguably its best campaign, claiming its third MLS Cup championship with a 1-0 victory Sunday night over the Houston Dynamo.

Donovan, who had last scored in early September, slipped Keane's pass inside the far post as the Galaxy, dominant from the opening whistle, thrilled a crowd of 30,281, the largest to see a soccer game at Home Depot Center.

The Galaxy added the trophy, named after its owner, Philip Anschutz, to those won in 2002 and 2005 -- and to the Supporters' Shield they captured as Major League Soccer's regular-season champion.

Todd Dunivant's throw-in from the left wing led to the goal. David Beckham got his head to it, nodding it onto Keane's path heading toward Houston's goal. Keane stepped past Dynamo center back Bobby Boswell, then split Boswell and Geoff Cameron with a little ball for the streaking Donovan.

Donovan, who moved up front when Chris Birchall came on for Adam Cristman in the 57th minute, redirected the ball past goalkeeper Tally Hall and inside the the right post.

The goal was Donovan's record 20th in MLS postseason play and his fourth in an MLS Cup final -- to go with three scored in San Jose's 2001 and 2003 title-game wins.

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