Zlatan Ibrahimovic has arrived in Los Angeles on Friday following his move to LA Galaxy from Manchester United, the Swedish colossus will now meet his new teammates, before his official presentation, on the eve of a local derby.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a chance to make his Galaxy debut against LAFC this weekend as the former Manchester United striker landed in Los Angeles on Thursday night.
The Swede had his contract cancelled by Manchester United to allow him the opportunity to move to MLS in the twilight stage of his glittering playing career. My head was here. "I gave them Zlatan", he said after the game.
-According to the Daily Mail, Ibrahimovic will take a 95% pay cut now that he has left United and joined the Los Angeles Galaxy.
"Obviously we think him coming in when he comes in, he might play a part in the LAFC game", Schmid said. "I didn't feel 100 percent", he said.
Ibrahimovic is the latest soccer icon to join the MLS and arguably the league's biggest signing since another former Galaxy star, David Beckham, in 2007.
"I heard the crowd saying "We want Zlatan, we want Zlatan", the 36-year-old told reporters. "For sure. So don't worry about my age".
"After three months I conquered England and they said I was flying".
"I wanted people to enjoy my game there and to win".
That total doesn't even include two Serie A titles won on the field with Juventus but subsequently stripped for the Italian giants role in the Calciopoli match-fixing scandal. I know what I can bring it, and I will bring it. He came to Galaxy to build and set the bar and this is something that has kept going with [Robbie] Keane and [Steven] Gerrard and now I am here.
Things looked bad from the off for the Galaxy as expansion LAFC got off to a flawless start in the two teams' first local derby when Carlos Vela picked up a LA Galaxy turnover just outside the penalty area, cut to his left and curled a ideal shot past David Bingham into the top corner to make it 1-0.
"I know what I'm able to do, I know what I will do, and I come here to win".
Berhalter likes his team to play on the front foot, and both of their home games so far show that, winning 3-2 and 3-1, and with Vancouver likely to try and exploit the evident weaknesses in the Crew backline, I can see a similar kind of scoreline in this one. "I didn't feel ready, so I took a step back."He doesn't want a spot in the Galaxy lineup just because he is a big name".