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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hat trick, Galaxy routs Sporting 7-2

Sep. 16, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a hat trick and broke Los Angeles' season goal record with 26 in the Galaxy's 7-2 victory over Sporting Kansas City on Sunday night. The 37-year-old Swedish star tied it at 1 in 32nd minute to match the goal record set by Carlos Ruiz in 2002, then gave Los...

Pulisic intrigued by possibility of playing in Olympics

Sep. 4, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

SHORT HILLS, N.J. (AP) — Christian Pulisic thinks about all the talented young American players and thinks they could go far in next year's Olympic men's soccer tournament, perhaps himself included. "I would never completely count that out because it's a huge honor to play for your country in the...

Roldan scores 2 as Sounders beat Galaxy 4-3

Sep. 1, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Cristian Roldan knows the Seattle Sounders will spend much of the upcoming week talking about defense. But on Sunday, it was all about offense — especially the boost that he provided. Roldan scored his second goal of the game in the 89th minute to give the Sounders a 4-3 victory over...

Zlatan scores 2, Vela ties it in Galaxy's 3-3 draw with LAFC

Aug. 26, 2019 2:22 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristian Pavón propelled the LA Galaxy to three goals in just 16 stunning minutes. Carlos Vela and Latif Blessing snatched away the lead shortly after halftime. The latest chapter of the El Tráfico derby produced yet another thriller for Los Angeles...

Galaxy-LAFC rivalry captures Los Angeles' passion for soccer

Aug. 23, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although the wordless billboards went up quietly this week on the streets around Los Angeles FC's Banc of California Stadium, their message to the city is loud and clear. Some of the huge signs show imperious LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic running into LAFC's Latif Blessing,...

Martinez scores again as Atlanta beats Portland 2-0

Aug. 19, 2019 1:30 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Josef Martinez extended his MLS-record scoring streak to 11 games, helping Atlanta United beat the Portland Timbers 2-0 on Sunday night. Atlanta (14-9-3) has won three straight and five of its last six games. United moved atop the Eastern Conference standings, even on points with...

Ibrahimovic scores twice, 10-man Galaxy ties Sounders 2-2

Aug. 18, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored in each half and the LA Galaxy tied the Seattle Sounders 2-2 on Saturday night despite playing nearly the entire match down a man. The Galaxy's Daniel Steres was sent off in the sixth minute for the denial of obvious goal opportunity. Ibrahimovic tied it at 1...

Zlatan scores twice as Galaxy end skid, beat FC Dallas 2-0

Aug. 15, 2019 12:39 AM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored two goals in the second half, and the LA Galaxy snapped their three-game MLS losing streak with a 2-0 victory over FC Dallas on Wednesday night. Moments after Ibrahimovic kicked the goalpost in frustration over another night of missed scoring opportunities,...

LA Galaxy grab Cristian Pavón from Argentina to boost attack

Aug. 8, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Clubs around the world wanted Cristian Pavón, the 23-year-old Argentine forward with a beautiful scoring touch. Pavón says he only wanted to be with the LA Galaxy and the coach who inspired his best play back home with Boca Juniors. After months of negotiations, Pavón...

2 own-goals send Atlanta United to 3-0 win over LA Galaxy

Aug. 3, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United is back in a familiar spot. First place. Pressing the attack right from the start, the reigning MLS Cup champions scored a pair of own-goals in the first half and got a penalty kick from Josef Martinez to finish off a 3-0 victory over the LA Galaxy on Saturday, pushing the...