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.
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.