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Zlatan breaks deadlock for LA Galaxy

April 16, 2018 by  
Filed under MLS, US Soccer

When Ibrahimovic scores the team wins

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 3 goal in 3 MLS games for the Galaxy and more importantly the LA Galaxy won. It is a small sample to base any theory on but Ibrahimovic seems to be the barometer for the Galaxy. In three games he played with the team they won 2 games when he scored and lost for the one when he could not find the net. 

The victory brings the Galaxy back onto second place of the Western Conference Standings 4 points behind leaders Sporting Kansas. They have won 3 out of the first 6 games in the Major League. 

LA forward Ibrahimovic comments on the victory:

“I feel I should have scored another two goals because I missed great chances which I normally should not miss, but I missed.

But we won the game, I think the game was difficult, it was not an easy game especially with the weather. I mean, we come with the sun, they come with the wind, but the sun was the stronger today, so we’re happy.

I don’t see many teams take points here, they are a good team with Bastian, I think he did a good job and I felt good. First game from the start, I haven’t played in a long time from the beginning and yeah, three points is what counts and we fly home with the three points.”

LA head coach Sigi Schmid’s added:

“Yes, I think it can be fruitful long term and I think it was good today. Ola [Kamara]sacrificed a little bit by coming back and helping us defend at times in midfield, but he was also able to get forward into spaces so there were situations where Ola was in a couple of times and also situations where Ola, if he hits that one cross on the ground he sets up the goal to Zlatan.

I think their partnership will get better. They have different strengths so that makes the partnership good, I think.”

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