As we welcome 2020 into our lives and turn our calendars to a new decade, we decided to look back at the five best LA Sports teams from the 2010s.
With decade come to a close its time to relive those teams that set Southern California hearts aflutter. These teams either put up great regular seasons or put up great playoff runs that needed with a championship.
Most of the teams on this list had the championship mettle to finish on top of a grueling slog through the regular season and then playoffs. Those that didn’t still merit honor because of their great regular season performance or because they just fell short of lifting the big trophy.
With so many LA Sports teams in the professional ranks, there were a lot of reasons to choose from but these were the best of the best for the decade.
These LA sports teams fell just short of making the bigger list.
11. The 2014-15 Anaheim Ducks were number one in the Western Conference with 109 points and became a juggernaut in the playoffs starting off 8-1 only to lose to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in 7 games after leading the series 3-2.
10. The 2019 Los Angeles Dodgers set a franchise record with 106 wins and their seventh consecutive NL West Division title only to lose at home in Game 5 of the NLDS just 6 outs away from advancing.
9. The 2019 Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) set an MLS record with 72 regular-season points to win their first Supporters Shield but lost at home 3-1 in the Western Conference Finals to the Seattle Sounders.
8. The 2014 LA Galaxy won their third MLS Cup in four seasons, they had the second-best point total (61) in the regular season and then went on to win the cup at home 2-1 over the New England Revolution.
7. The 2016 LA Sparks won their third WNBA title in franchise history had the second-best record in the regular season and then knocked off the top-seeded Minnesota Lynx in five games in the WNBA Final.
6. The 2014 Los Angeles Kings won their second Stanley Cup in three seasons. It took a monumental effort coming back from 0-3 down in the first round against the San Jose Sharks and then they won two more Game 7’s to get to the Stanley Cup Final. The Kings won the series in five games but needed three overtime wins including a double-overtime win in the clincher.