A hat trick was scored by Zlatan Ibrahimovic that enabled Los Angeles Galaxy to have an easy win over Sporting Kansas City. They beat Kansas by 7-2 that helped them to reach the playoff round of the MLS race. The Galaxy climbed back into the eighth position for the Major Soccer League Cup playoff after they gave up a goal very early during the match to Felipe Gutierrez who plays for Kansas City. They have secured the fifth position outside the MLS standings in the Western Conference.
Ibrahimovic has played earlier for Sweden. He played for the Manchester United club as well. He launched his come back to the game at the 32nd
minute of the match which can be termed as the turning point. He came into his power after LA Galaxy got a penalty because of the strike by Matt Besler was declared as a handball within the area. His effort was deflected from the spot by Tim Melia. But the goalkeeper from Sporting Kansas City could not hang onto the ball and he slid to the ground feebly while Ibrahimovic moved forward and stepped into the ball to slot it into the net smoothly.
Carlos Vela has claimed that LA Galaxy will regret the decision to let Giovanni Dos Santos leave the club. The Mexican was bought out of his contract as LA Galaxy already reached the maximum of three designated players in the squad through the presence of Romain Alessandrini, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Jonathan Dos Santos. Giovanni Dos Santos is the well travelled Mexican footballer who has been with LA Galaxy since 2015. He has made 77 appearances and has come up with 26 goals.
The 29-year-old started his career with Barcelona before making the switch to Spurs in 2008. After playing for the likes of Galatasaray, Ipswich, and Racing Santander, he finally established himself back in Spanish football with the likes of Mallorca and Villarreal. Apart from playing together in the national team, Carlos Vela also knows Giovanni Dos Santos well from his time in Spanish football. Now, he has watched his international teammate go in search of a new club after being released from his contract at Galaxy. Vela, though, claims that the Galaxy will regret the decision to let a player of Giovanni Dos Santos’ calibre leave the club.
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.