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Zlatan Ibrahimovic: LA Galaxy misspell Swedish striker's name on shirt

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Sign him up! Zlatan 'Irbahimovic' scores for LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy fans have an exciting new name to put on the back of their replica shirts - although the striker playing in the number nine jersey against Toronto FC looked strangely familiar.

Thanks to some careless printing, it was Zlatan 'Irbahimovic' whose two late goals brought a welcome victory for the MLS side in their 4 July match.

The Swede's goals in the 2-0 win were his first in a month, and take him to 13 for the season, also ending his side's 140-minute goalless stretch.

The 37-year-old former Manchester United, Barcelona, Paris St-Germain and AC Milan star is in his second season in the US, after moving from Old Trafford to the Dignity Health Sports Park in March 2018.

Galaxy are currently second in the MLS Western Conference on 34 points, six points behind leaders and city rivals Los Angeles FC.

Mixed night for Rooney

Meanwhile, it was a night of mixed fortunes for Ibrahimovic's former United team-mate Wayne Rooney as the 33-year-old DC United captain was shown a red card in the 33rd minute for a high tackle, only to have it reduced to a yellow after the video assistant referee intervened.

But Rooney's reprieve could not prevent defeat for DC, who were already 1-0 down to FC Dallas following a sixth-minute Santiago Mosquera goal. Dominique Badji secured the 2-0 win in the 65th minute.

DC are second in the Eastern Conference, while Philadelphia are four points clear at the top.

Line-ups

LA Galaxy

  • 1Bingham
  • 22Araujo
  • 5SteresBooked at 6mins
  • 21González
  • 3PolentaBooked at 76mins
  • 2Kitchen
  • 26Álvarez
  • 14Corona
  • 11ÁlvarezBooked at 28minsSubstituted forCarrascoat 88'minutes
  • 24BoatengSubstituted forCuelloat 82'minutes
  • 9Ibrahimovic

Substitutes

  • 4Romney
  • 6Carrasco
  • 15Traore
  • 20Hilliard-Arce
  • 27Cuello
  • 28Lampson
  • 29Zubak

Toronto FC

  • 16Westberg
  • 22LaryeaSubstituted forBoydat 81'minutes
  • 15Zavaleta
  • 23Mavinga
  • 2Morrow
  • 27FraserBooked at 44mins
  • 31EndohSubstituted forDeLeonat 67'minutes
  • 8Delgado
  • 21OsorioSubstituted forHamiltonat 73'minutes
  • 24Shaffelburg
  • 10Pozuelo

Substitutes

  • 5Morgan
  • 7Hamilton
  • 14Chapman
  • 18DeLeon
  • 25Bono
  • 91Boyd
  • 96da Cruz Júnior
Referee:
Ramy Touchan
Attendance:
25,482

Match Stats

Home TeamLA GalaxyAway TeamToronto FC
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, LA Galaxy 2, Toronto FC 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, LA Galaxy 2, Toronto FC 0.

Attempt saved. Jordan Hamilton (Toronto FC) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marco Delgado with a through ball.

Corner, LA Galaxy. Conceded by Eriq Zavaleta.

Goal!

Goal! LA Galaxy 2, Toronto FC 0. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (LA Galaxy) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Emil Cuello with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, LA Galaxy. Servando Carrasco replaces Favio Álvarez.

Terrence Boyd (Toronto FC) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Giancarlo González (LA Galaxy).

Attempt missed. Terrence Boyd (Toronto FC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Alejandro Pozuelo with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Toronto FC. Conceded by Diego Polenta.

Corner, LA Galaxy. Conceded by Quentin Westberg.

Corner, LA Galaxy. Conceded by Quentin Westberg.

Attempt saved. Julian Araujo (LA Galaxy) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Corona.

Foul by Chris Mavinga (Toronto FC).

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (LA Galaxy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, LA Galaxy. Emil Cuello replaces Emmanuel Boateng.

Substitution

Substitution, Toronto FC. Terrence Boyd replaces Richie Laryea.

Attempt missed. Joe Corona (LA Galaxy) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Efrain Álvarez.

Attempt saved. Alejandro Pozuelo (Toronto FC) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Toronto FC. Conceded by Diego Polenta.

Booking

Diego Polenta (LA Galaxy) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nick DeLeon (Toronto FC) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Diego Polenta (LA Galaxy).

Goal!

Goal! LA Galaxy 1, Toronto FC 0. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (LA Galaxy) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Efrain Álvarez with a cross.

Offside, Toronto FC. Quentin Westberg tries a through ball, but Jacob Shaffelburg is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Toronto FC. Jordan Hamilton replaces Jonathan Osorio.

Attempt saved. Nick DeLeon (Toronto FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jonathan Osorio.

Hand ball by Justin Morrow (Toronto FC).

Nick DeLeon (Toronto FC) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Giancarlo González (LA Galaxy).

Richie Laryea (Toronto FC) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Emmanuel Boateng (LA Galaxy).

Attempt missed. Favio Álvarez (LA Galaxy) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by David Bingham.

Substitution

Substitution, Toronto FC. Nick DeLeon replaces Tsubasa Endoh.

Chris Mavinga (Toronto FC) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zlatan Ibrahimovic (LA Galaxy).

Corner, LA Galaxy. Conceded by Justin Morrow.

Corner, LA Galaxy. Conceded by Eriq Zavaleta.

Corner, Toronto FC. Conceded by Diego Polenta.

Attempt missed. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (LA Galaxy) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Favio Álvarez with a cross.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 5th July 2019

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Philadelphia Union20105537261135
2D.C. United208752521431
3Montreal Impact209382431-730
4Atlanta United FC189272420429
5New York City FC1678130191129
6New York Red Bulls188373024627
7Toronto FC196583033-323
8New England Revolution196582236-1423
9Chicago Fire195773128322
10Orlando City SC186392525021
11Columbus Crew SC1952121628-1217
12FC Cincinnati1832131542-2711

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Los Angeles Football Club18124244152940
2LA Galaxy1911172622434
3FC Dallas208572925429
4Seattle Sounders FC188552724329
5Minnesota United FC188373327627
6Houston Dynamo178362622427
7Real Salt Lake188282528-326
8San Jose Earthquakes187472930-125
9Portland Timbers166282528-320
10Vancouver Whitecaps FC194872125-420
11Colorado Rapids1954102938-919
12Sporting Kansas City184772834-619
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