MLS week 9

The LA Galaxy have recorded their best MLS ever start at home winning all of the first 6 games. This is a record the club never accomplished in 23 years of existence. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been on fire scoring his 8th goal of the campaign. 

The Galaxy sit one point behind LAFC on top of the Western conference standings and the MLS in general, since DC United lead the Eastern conference with 2 points less than LA Galaxy. The 5-time MLS Champions have the best points per game ratio in the League winning 7 out 9 first matches.

First year coach Schelotto comments on the win:

“I think we played really good in the first half, and then everyone went in at the start of second half, we had to tell them, we have to get the ball, we have to get [the ball] for the possibility to score another one. Real Salt Lake wasn’t able to get the ball in the first half, and then we were talking about how we have to go out on the field and we have to try and score a second goal and finish the game. But you could see what we were talking about didn’t happen. They managed the ball, they managed the game, they got to tie the game, even when they scored I saw, you could see, that goal was coming. But I like that after the goal from Salt Lake we fought. [We didn’t] play really good, but we tried, and we got the second goal and we won a very hard game.”

“I think [Zlatan] Ibrahimović is on the same level as [Lionel] Messi, and [Cristiano] Ronaldo. It’s not easy to get players like them; like him. He’s really good. If we can find him in the box, we know he will score for sure. So we need to make it work, in the right and in the left wings, and get good services to him, because when he has the ball in the box he knows how to make the best decisions. You know I played with [Diego] Maradona in Boca Juniors, and Argentinian’s Maradona is the best next to [Lionel] Messi. I think Ibrahimović is [at] the level of Messi and Ronaldo.”