Latest Zlatan Ibrahimovic News

Ibrahimovic has trick, leads LA Galaxy to 3-2 win over LAFC

Jul. 20, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — LA Galaxy superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic said before Friday's meeting with rival Los Angeles FC that he was "by far" the best player in Major League Soccer and was "like a Ferrari among Fiats". Those comparisons included scoring leader Carlos Vela. As usual, the forward backed up his...

Vela scores twice, LAFC routs Whitecaps 6-1

Jul. 7, 2019 12:55 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carlos Vela scored twice and Los Angeles FC rallied to a club-record six goals after giving up the opening score, beating the Vancouver Whitecaps 6-1 on Saturday night. Vela, with 19 goals on the season, extended his lead to six goals ahead of Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the MLS Golden Boot...

Ibrahimovic scores twice, Galaxy beat Toronto FC 2-0

Jul. 5, 2019 12:47 AM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice, Efrain Álvarez had an assist in his first MLS start and the LA Galaxy beat Toronto FC 2-0 on Thursday night. The 17-year-old Álvarez curled in a wide cross that looped over the Toronto FC defense. Ibrahimovic headed it while jumping backward,...

For Sweden's coach, it's all about taking the pressure off

Jul. 1, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — Sweden's coach has a simple message for his players ahead of their Women's World Cup semifinal against the Netherlands. Approach Wednesday's game like when you first kicked a ball around, playing soccer with your friends all those years ago. "As a kid you start to play football because...

Zlatan Ibrahimovic sets MLS salary record at $7.2 million

Jun. 12, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic is earning a Major League Soccer-record $7.2 million salary this season. The 37-year-old Ibrahimovic, who earned a relatively modest $1.5 million last year, broke the previous mark of Toronto's Sebastian Giovinco, who had $7,115,556 in total...

Los Angeles FC is clear front-runner at MLS midway point

Jun. 12, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

The break for the Gold Cup and other international tournaments represents a midway point for Major League Soccer's new condensed schedule. The league might want to consider chiseling Los Angeles FC into the Supporters' Shield for 2019 during the time off. The second-year franchise has a six-point lead over...

Penilla, Bunbury score as Revolution beat Galaxy 2-1

Jun. 3, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Cristian Penilla and Teal Bunbury scored to help the New England Revolution beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-1 on Sunday night. Carles Gil had two assists for New England (4-8-4), which won for just the second time since beating the New York Red Bulls 1-0 on April 20. Gil, on the left...

Galaxy win at Kansas City for 1st time since 2007

May. 29, 2019 10:45 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 10th goal of the season in the 86th minute and Los Angeles beat Sporting Kansas City 2-0 on Wednesday night for the Galaxy's first road victory in the series since 2007. Los Angeles (9-5-1) has won two straight after losing four in a row. Kansas City...

Dos Santos early goal lifts Galaxy past Orlando City 1-0

May. 24, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jonathan dos Santos scored in the 19th minute, David Bingham made six saves for his fourth shutout and the Los Angeles Galaxy beat Orlando City 1-0 on Friday night to end a four-game losing streak. The Galaxy (8-5-1) played their second game without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the star forward...