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New deal of Zlatan Ibrahimovic with LA GALAXY could be the biggest payday in MLS history. LA GALAXY announced Zlatan’s signing this week but without revealing terms. But various sources told ESPN FC that he is going to pay him a good amount in between $7 to $7.5 million in 2019. This deal is definitely going to be a good raise from the $1.5 million Zlatan earned in 2018, a season where he has proven himself as one of the best players in the world by assisting 10 times and scoring 22 goals in 27 games. And by scoring 22 goals and for assisting 10 times, his hard work pays off as he was nominated for the league’s MVP award. Total no of goals he scored was the second highest in the league after 31 goals scored by Josef Martinez of Atlanta United.

MLS Players Association has provided the data which consist of the salary and compensation for the players playing for different clubs in 2013. And with the help of the data, it was found that  Former Orlando midfielder Kaka is holding records in more than one (both) the categories, by earning a salary of $6.66 million and compensation of $7,167,500 in 2017. Ibrahimovic can hold the record in both the categories, but it depends on his compensation. Toronto FC’s Sebastian Giovinco was the highest paid player in the year 2018, because of the compensation that he is getting of a total amount of $7,115.555.67. Before Zlatan re-signed with Galaxy, there were reports that that to improve his salary he was planning to join AC Milan in a bid.

IBRAHIMOVIC: I’M A SUPERMAN

Swedish superstar, Zlatan Ibtahimovic, a player who has graced the books at European elites clubs like Juventus, Barcelona, PSG and Manchester United admits he has always done things the way he wanted to.

The big Swede has become famous over the years for his cheeky chats with the media and comments he makes about himself. His unique perspective on life has seen the former Manchester United front-man tag himself as “Superman”, with a peculiar talent he claims to have come from his own planet – Planet Zlatan”.

Pontius out for season

LA Galaxy head coach Dominic Kinnear has stated that Chris Pontius will be out for the remainder of the season. The player is currently suffering from a groin injury and will have to undergo surgery. As a result, he will be out until the end of the season.

Dominic Kinnear said that this is really disappointing news as he was counting on the player to help the team during the upcoming games.

Michael Bradley coy over international return with USMNT

United States international Michael Bradley has remained coy when asked about the prospect of returning to the national team. The Toronto FC star has not featured for the USMNT since their failure to qualify for the summer World Cup in October last year and he remains uncertain whether he can make the squad in the future.

In a report covered by ESPN FC, Bradley confirmed that he has held discussions with caretaker boss Dave Strachan and he remains optimistic of making a comeback with the CONCACAF giants, he said: “Dave and I have had a few conversations, yes.That’s not a question for me.Representing the national team is always a huge honor. It’s given me some of the finest days in my career. Any time you have that opportunity it’s special.”

Kevin Muscat Calls for Attractive Football from A-League Teams

Kevin Muscat is of the opinion that the Australian A-League has to become much more attractive in order to become the best football league in the side of the world. After the tremendous winning came to an end with the loss against Perth Glory, Melbourne Victory have the chance to close the gap on Melbourne City in the next few weeks. City are only two points ahead in the third place. Even though this was a frustrating result for the team, Kevin Muscat says that he was quite disappointed with the defensive approach of Perth Glory.

After having witnessed Melbourne Victory score five against the likes of Central Coast coming into this game, it was fair to expect a defensive performance from Perth Glory. However, Kevin Muscat did not expect such a poor performance from the hosts going forward. Perth Glory were even unable to enjoy 50% of the ball in the 90 minutes. They managed to score the only goal of the game just before half-time to deal a major blow for victory. Andy Keogh came up with the only goal of the game. Kevin Muscat says that it is the responsibility of the A-League to play a more attractive football in order to start attracting more top players to the league. He says that if things going with a defensive approach, it may not be good for the league.

Owen criticizes Liverpool’s failure to replace Suarez

Former Liverpool star Michael Owen is agitated with Liverpool’s inability to get a suitable replacement for Luis Suarez. Snubbing his club’s decision to gather 4 20 mn pound players in place of the Uruguay international, the English legend described the move as a similar mistake as of Tottenham’s replacement with Bale. In fact, Owen has […]

Anderlecht Deal Falls Through

Sacha Kljestan of Anderlecht was a player that was consistently being linked with LA Galaxy as the team of the MLS was interested in signing the 28 year old American midfielder but a deal could never be completed and according to the head coach of the squad Bruce Arena, he stated that a transaction was […]

GONZALEZ RULED OUT

US international centre back Omar Gonzalez suffered an injury during the recent training session for LA Galaxy. It has sparked rumours that the player could miss the preliminary squad for the World Cup 2014. LA Galaxy manager Bruce Arena, though, has said that the injury will not be serious as initially feared. This will come as a major boost not only for the US soccer fans, but also for manager Jurgen Klinsmann. The US will have a very tough World Cup ahead of them.

They will be coming up against Portugal, Germany, and Ghana in the group stages. This is seen as the group of death for this World Cup. However, Klinsmann has been sounding extremely confident about his team’s chances of progressing to the quarter-finals. He says that a lot of will depend upon the first game of the tournament against Ghana. If the US take three points from this match, then they could be potentially looking at progression.