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LAFC's Carlos Vela named MLS MVP after record 34-goal season

Nov. 4, 2019 4:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carlos Vela won Major League Soccer's most valuable player award by shredding scoring records and captaining Los Angeles FC to the best regular season in league history. Vela plans to stick around because he wants to do even more for LAFC next year. Vela accepted the Landon Donovan MVP...

Ibrahimovic gives no clues about future after playoff loss

Oct. 25, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic's future is unlikely to be known for at least a few weeks now that his season is over. The Swedish superstar dazzled Major League Soccer with 31 goals and led the LA Galaxy to the playoffs for the first time since 2016. His goal of winning an MLS Cup was denied,...

Vela leads LAFC past Zlatan's Galaxy for 1st playoff win 5-3

Oct. 25, 2019 2:42 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amid every unprecedented feat during Los Angeles FC's stellar season, one deficiency glared. Carlos Vela and his teammates had never managed to beat the LA Galaxy in a rivalry series that has been sizzling for its entire two-year history. With LAFC's season riding on the end of that...

MLS top coach Bradley leads LAFC's daily quest for greatness

Oct. 23, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Bradley rocks in his chair under the sizzling Southern California sun and gives an exaggerated New Jersey shoulder shrug. The Los Angeles FC coach can use his entire body to make a point, and he's emphasizing what's actually important about individual accolades, such as being named...

Galaxy beat Minnesota United 2-1, move on to face LAFC

Oct. 21, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The latest edition of "El Trafico" will take place in the MLS playoffs, with the pair of powerhouse Los Angeles teams set to stage their biggest matchup yet. Sebastian Lletget and Jonathan dos Santos scored four minutes apart midway through the second half, leading the Los Angeles...

Ibrahimovic makes playoff debut as chase for MLS Cup begins

Oct. 17, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

Josef Martinez is back just in time to help Atlanta United try to defend its MLS Cup title. Martinez twisted his knee in a Sept. 21 game against the San Jose Earthquakes. The reigning league MVP was expected to miss several weeks but then he teased his return with a Rocky-inspired Instagram post. He started in...

Ramirez scores twice, Dynamo beat Galaxy 3-2

Oct. 6, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Christian Ramirez scored two goals and the Houston Dynamo beat the LA Galaxy 4-2 on Sunday in the regular-season finale for both teams. The Galaxy (16-15-3) fell to fifth in the Western Conference standings and will play at No. 4 seed Minnesota in the knockout round. Ramirez put away a...

Decision Day _ and Golden Boot Day _ looms for MLS

Oct. 5, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

Major League Soccer is bracing for Sunday's annual Decision Day, the final day of the season when teams scramble — all at the same time — for playoff spots and position. This season's regular-season finale also could be called Golden Boot Sunday, as Carlos Vela and Zlatan Ibrahimovic vie for the...

Boxall's header gives Minnesota United 1-1 draw with LAFC

Sep. 29, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — During Minnesota United's first two years in MLS, the signs of progress were not exactly plentiful. This breakout season for the Loons has brought many measures of success, none more marked than a pair of performances against league-leading Los Angeles FC. Michael Boxall scored the...

Chirinos' stoppage-time goal helps Whitecaps beat Galaxy 4-3

Sep. 29, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Michaell Chirinos scored in stoppage time and the Vancouver Whitecaps beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 4-3 on Sunday. Hwang In-Beom, on the counterattack, patiently approached goalkeeper Matt Lampson before rolling a pass to Chirinos for an empty-netter in the third minute of injury time....