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  • LA Galaxy ‘serious’ about signing Chicharito

    Pro Soccer Talk "Okay, this Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez to LA Galaxy report has moved on quite quickly. Chicharito, 31, has been linked with a move from Sevilla to the Galaxy and it appears that a deal for Mexico’s all-time leading goalscorer is getting closer as the most..." January 14

  • Five MLS teams report to preseason: Here's how their rosters look today

    MLS News "The five teams qualified for this season's Concacaf Champions League will begin their official preseasons on Saturday, which means real-life games are almost back. LAFC, Atlanta United, NYCFC, Seattle Sounders and Montreal Impact are among those..." January 12

  • LA Galaxy Star Jonathan dos Santos Hits Cancun With Dos Chicks

    TMZ "LA Galaxy star Jonathan dos Santos is havin' one helluva start to his 2020 ... hitting up the beaches in Mexico with not only one gorgeous bikini-clad lady -- but TWO gorgeous bikini-clad ladies!!! The 29-year-old MLS midfielder is enjoying his time away from the soccer..." January 04

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic statue has nose sawn off in latest vandalism incident

    ESPN "Zlatan Ibrahimovic's statue in Sweden has been vandalised once again, with the nose sawn off on Sunday. The statue outside Malmo's stadium was set on fire in November and saw marks were found on its feet earlier in December. The incidents of..." December 22

  • David Tepper's $35 million gamble on Major League Soccer

    The Sports Daily "Major League Soccer awarded a franchise to play in Charlotte, North Carolina earlier today, making it the 30th team in MLS. According to Commissioner Don Garber, this will likely be the last franchise awarded, at least for the time being. Garber went on to tout the potential financial..." December 17

  • Charlotte to become MLS' 30th franchise for record $325 million

    ESPN "Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper will spend a record $325 million to bring Major League Soccer's 30th franchise to Charlotte, sources have told ESPN. A Tuesday 10 a.m. ET news conference for what Tepper Sports and Entertainment called a major announcement is scheduled at the..." December 16

  • Highly touted Paraguayan attacking midfielder bound for MLS?

    MLS News "Is another Paraguayan set to join Major League Soccer? According to a report in Paraguay, 19-year-old Ivan Franco is being linked to a move for MLS. The Libertad attacking midfielder, who has 16 goals in 63 appearances for the Paraguayan Primera Division side, has a chance to come to..." December 15

  • LA Galaxy sign attacking midfielder Sacha Kljestan

    LAG Confidential "It’s official: Sacha Klestan is back in LA. Wednesday morning the organization announced the arrival of attacking midfielder Sacha Kljestan as a free agent. The U.S. international has enjoyed a successful career home and abroad, originally making a name for himself..." December 12

  • Carlos Vela apparently has an offer from Barcelona

    Barca Blaugranes "According to Jonathan dos Santos, Carlos Vela has an offer from Barcelona. The former Barcelona, and current LA Galaxy player, despite being on vacation, said that Vela indeed has a chance to go to Barca. “As I am now on vacation, I have not had much contact with him. " December 11

  • MLS breaks with tradition, will no longer have every team face every other team

    Washington Post "MLS teams will not play every other franchise at least once next season, a departure from scheduling since the league launched in 1996. With expansion to Miami and Nashville growing the field to 26 teams and the number of regular season matches staying the same (34), clubs will play..." December 05

  • Just how many Hats does Zlatan Ibrahimovic wear?

    The Sports Daily "Swedish international Zlatan Ibrahimovic is following in the footsteps of another former LA Galaxy player, namely David Beckham. He’s become the owner of a football team and now Ibrahimovic has purchased shares in Swedish club Hammarby. It’s his latest business..." December 01

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic statue SET ON FIRE by angry Malmo fans after he becomes part-owner of rivals Hammarby

    talkSport "Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s legacy at Malmo appears to be in tatters after a statue dedicated to the striker was set on fire following the news he had become co-owner of rivals Hammarby. The former Sweden international has bought a sizeable stake in Hammarby despite his..." November 28

  • Jose Mourinho rules out Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Tottenham: 'We have Harry Kane'

    London Evening Standard "Jose Mourinho has ruled out bringing Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Tottenham... because he already has Harry Kane at his disposal. "I have more than a connection, amazing player, amazing guy, but I would say no chance," said Mourinho when asked about a..." November 25

  • Tottenham poised to move for veteran forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic following arrival of head coach Jose Mourinho

    The Telegraph "Jose Mourinho is considering ­hijacking AC Milan’s attempts to ­re-sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic and bring him to Tottenham Hotspur. The 38-year-old striker is available on a free transfer in the new year following the completion of his two-year spell at LA..." November 22

  • MLS drastically alters its All-Star Game format

    USA Today "The burgeoning relationship between Major League Soccer and Liga MX – the top soccer league in Mexico – has taken another big step.  Executives of the two leagues — MLS commissioner Don Garber and Liga MX executive president Enrique Bonilla —..." November 20

  • MLS Expansion Draft results

    CBS Sports "The 2019 Major League Soccer Expansion Draft went down Tuesday night, and the league's two newest clubs have bolstered their squads ahead of the 2020 season. Inter Miami and Nashville SC both selected five players from a large league pool after MLS clubs had the chance to protect certain..." November 20

  • What to know about MLS expansion draft

    CBS Sports "Here's what you need to know about the expansion draft. The 2019 MLS Expansion Draft is set for Tuesday, and it's a big day for Major League Soccer's two newest clubs ahead of their inaugural seasons. Inter Miami and Nashville SC, the league's pair of newcomers, can..." November 18

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic 'demanding £860k per month' to return to Serie A

    Daily Mail "Zlatan Ibrahimovic is demanding £860,000 per month from any Serie A club that wants to sign him as AC MIlan, Roma and Napoli battle for his signature. The former Sweden international confirmed earlier this week that his time with LA Galaxy has come to an..." November 17

  • LA Galaxy after PSG’s Edinson Cavani

    LAG Confidential "It seems the LA Galaxy have been preparing for life without Zlatan Ibrahimovic long before the big Swede announced his departure yesterday on social media. Sky Sports Italia outfit Di Marzio reports the organization have initiated talks to sign striker Edison..." November 15

  • LA Galaxy want Edinson Cavani to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    NBC Sports "A day after Zlatan Ibrahimovic left LA Galaxy, the representatives of the Major League Soccer giants are reportedly in Paris trying to sign his replacement. Edinson Cavani. The Uruguayan forward, 32, has missed most of this season through injury and with Mauro Icardi..." November 14

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic bids farewell to Los Angeles Galaxy, tells fans to 'go back to watching baseball'

    CBS Sports "Zlatan Ibrahimovic's days in Major League Soccer are over. On Wednesday, the superstar tweeted a thank you message to the LA Galaxy as they part ways and told fans to "go back to watching baseball." The 38-year-old Swedish forward joined two seasons ago and scored over 50 goals..." November 13

  • Manchester United could be tempted to try to bring striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic back to Old Trafford

    Daily Mail "Manchester United are reportedly targeting a shock reunion with former striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The 38-year-old star had departed Old Trafford for MLS side LA Galaxy in 2018, after netting 29 goals during his two-season spell with the top flight giants. But..." November 11

  • Surging MLS is laughing all the way to the bank

    Toronto Sun "The real winner today will not come from Toronto or Seattle. The real winner, big picture, of this giant week and colossal championship is a one-time sporting afterthought called Major League Soccer. The MLS Cup sold out in 20 minutes. One of the largest crowds to ever watch soccer in..." November 10

  • Latest on Zlatan Ibrahimovic's situation with L.A. Galaxy as European teams pick up their interest

    CBS Sports "Major League's Soccer 2019 season comes to a close on Sunday as the Seattle Sounders host Toronto FC in MLS Cup, but one of the hot topics remains what will happen with Los Angeles Galaxy star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The 38-year-old forward has been a sensational signing for the club..." November 09

  • MLS union boss: Players would strike if no acceptable new deal

    ESPN "The head of the Major League Soccer Players Association said players are prepared to strike if they can't negotiate an acceptable collective bargaining agreement with the league. "We've been talking about and preparing for a work stoppage for two and a half years now at..." November 07

  • Manchester United make contact over Zlatan Ibrahimovic transfer ahead of January window

    Express "Manchester United have made it clear that signing a striker is a priority in the upcoming January transfer window and have set their sights on Zlatan Ibrahimovic. And according to Italian publication TuttoMercatoWeb, United have already made contact with the 38-year-old..." November 02

  • Paul Ince Says Zlatan Ibrahimovic Should Return To Manchester United To Become ‘The Godfather’

    Fadeaway World "Following a terrific season with Los Angeles Galaxy in the Major League Soccer, Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been heavily linked with a return to Europe, especially to Italy, Spain, and England. It’s precisely in England where people have started to ask for Ibra to..." November 02

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Carlos Vela or Josef Martinez: Who should win Major League Soccer MVP?

    ESPN "Take a gander through past winners of Major League Soccer's MVP award and you will spy some of the league's legends. There's inaugural winner Carlos Valderrama to Preki to Robbie Keane to Sebastian Giovinco to David Villa and that Landon Donovan fellow,..." November 01

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic set for LA Galaxy talks over prolonged MLS stay

    ESPN UK "LA Galaxy general manager Dennis te Kloese has said he plans to meet with Zlatan Ibrahimovic to discuss the striker's future, with a view to keeping him at the club. "My deal with him, and I have known him for a long time, is to sit down with him after things have..." October 31

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic hints at La Liga return following LA Galaxy stint

    Metro "Former Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hinted he could join a La Liga club following his 18-month stint with LA Galaxy. The Swede moved to the States in 2018 but the Galaxy’s 5-3 defeat to rivals LAFC in the play-offs last week is expected to be his final..." October 30

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic Fires Crotch Grab At LAFC Fan After Postgame Taunts

    TMZ "Zlatan Ibrahimovic grabbed a huge handful of his junk and aimed it right at an LAFC fan who was taunting him ... and the whole scene was captured on video!!! The soccer star and his LA Galaxy squad had just taken a crushing loss to LAFC on Thursday night ... when a fan decided to..." October 25

  • Zlatan non-committal about future after loss

    TSN "Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s MLS season came to an end Thursday as the Los Angeles Galaxy were eliminated in the Western Conference semifinals by their crosstown rivals LAFC.   With his contract set to expire, the 38-year-old was non-committal about whether he plans to..." October 25

  • El Trafico: 10 reasons to be excited about latest LAFC, LA Galaxy matchup

    MLS News "It's time for the most anticipated MLS match of the season to date: LAFC vs. LA Galaxy in the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs. The stage is set for the Western Conference semifinal Thursday night (10:30 pm ET | ESPN, ESPN Deportes in US; TSN4, TVAS in Canada)..." October 24

  • Napoli's 'desire' is to sign Ibrahimovic, decision rests with player - president

    ESPN UK "Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has said he would be interested in signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic but the final decision lies with the player. Ibrahimovic will become a free agent in January when his contract at LA Galaxy expires and recently talked up the..." October 24

  • Major League Soccer to Sacramento: What to know about the latest expansion franchise announcement

    CBS Sports "On Monday, Major League Soccer finally announced what was widely reported and speculated in the past few months. The city of Sacramento was awarded a franchise at an event held in the city and attended by MLS commissioner Don Garber, Sacramento mayor Darrell Steinberg, California governor Gavin..." October 21

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Jose Mourinho still 'Special One,' Pep Guardiola hid from me in dressing room

    ESPN "LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said Jose Mourinho is "still the Special One," but continued his long-standing criticism of Pep Guardiola. Ibrahimovic spent a total of 18 months working with Mourinho at Inter Milan and later Manchester United, winning a..." October 19

  • MLS Cup Playoff Predictions

    NBC Sports "There will be upsets. While Major League Soccer’s playoffs certainly should provide plenty of love for home teams in the one leg format, it will also give underdogs the chance to outfox better seeds over 90 minutes. Considering that 92 of 408 MLS matches ended in ties..." October 19

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the best MLS Designated player of all time? We make the case

    ESPN "It has been 12 years since David Beckham absconded to Los Angeles from Real Madrid, in the name of bringing soccer to the forefront of American sports fans' consciousness. (Hey, he tried.) There were only 13 teams in Major League Soccer then, attendance was roughly 16,770 a game, and the LA..." October 14

  • MLS 2019 awards list: MVP finalists include Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Carlos Vela; other races up for grabs

    CBS Sports "Major League Soccer revealed the finalists for its year-end awards on Monday, which means there are three players in the running for every category. The awards honor the best performers for the 2019 season, and all eyes are on MVP with Zlatan Ibrahimovic of the Los Angeles Galaxy, Carlos Vela..." October 14

  • Can Atlanta repeat? Why all 14 playoff teams could lift MLS Cup - and why they won't

    ESPN "Decision Day has come and gone, leaving Major League Soccer's 14 postseason-bound sides with nearly two weeks to contemplate their paths to MLS Cup glory. In the regular season's afterglow, playoff hopes will never be higher for many, which is why we've detailed precisely why..." October 08

  • Rangers star Alfredo Morelos liked by LA Galaxy - everything club chief has said about Colombian

    Daily Star "LA Galaxy are reportedly monitoring Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos, who has continued his prolific goalscoring this season. The Colombian striker has added already 11 goals to the 30 that he bagged last term for Steven Gerrard's side. According to Rangers club..." October 04

  • LA Galaxy interested in Alfredo Morelos?

    LAG Confidential "Are the LA Galaxy interested in Alfredo Morelos from Rangers F.C.? That’s the word from The Scotsman, who report Jovan Kirovski was in the city to take in Rangers’ 5-0 rout over Aberdeen and spoke with ambassador Richard Gough about the young..." October 03

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Boca Juniors target LA Galaxy striker

    AS "Boca Juniors are set to make a concrete offer to bring Zlatan Ibrahimovic to La Bombonera from LA Galaxy, AS understands from a source close to the negotiations, after being offered the services of the former Sweden striker via his agent, Mino Raiola. Both Boca chairman Daniel..." September 26

  • David Tepper asks Charlotte to pay for MLS stadium

    WBTV " Members of the Charlotte City Council got an initial request to fund a new stadium for a Major League Soccer team in Charlotte during a closed session meeting Monday night. WBTV has spoken with two people briefed on the request, both of whom requested they not be named in order..." September 24

  • Ancelotti eyes Ibrahimovic at Napoli after striker set sights on Europe return

    The Sun "NAPOLI boss Carlo Ancelotti has opened the door for Zlatan Ibrahimovic to make a sensational return to European football. The Sweden legend left Manchester United for LA Galaxy in March 2018 and continues to set the MLS alight. Ibrahimovic, 37, will be out of contract at the..." September 02

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic issues come and get me plea to Manchester United after El Tráfico heroics

    Metro "La Galaxy’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic has suggested that he could still play in the Premier League and joked that Manchester United know where to find them should they want to reinforce their attack. The 37-year-old enjoyed a sensational first season at Old Trafford, scoring 28 goals..." August 28

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic blasts MLS playoffs system

    ESPN "LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has criticised the Major League Soccer playoffs system and labelled it as 's---.' A change to the playoffs this year will see the top seven teams from the Western and Eastern Conferences competing for the MLS Cup. The..." August 09

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic: It Makes 'No Sense' for Manchester United to Keep Paul Pogba

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes Manchester United should cash in on Paul Pogba if he wants to leave the club this summer. Pogba has been linked with a move throughout pre-season and has said he would be open to a new challenge. However,..." August 01