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Galaxy announce signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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It's now official: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is coming to Los Angeles.

Following Thursday's reports, the Galaxy announced the signing of the Swedish star on Friday. Ibrahimovic was signed using Targeted Allocation Money and could feature as soon as next week's clash with rivals LAFC.

"Coming to play in the United States, it is only fitting for me to join the most successful team in Major League Soccer, the LA Galaxy," said Ibrahimović.

Report: Zlatan Ibrahimovic nears long-awaited MLS move

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has reportedly played his last match for Manchester United as a long-awaited MLS move beckons.

According to ESPN, Ibrahimovic is close to finalizing a move to MLS with the LA Galaxy remaining the most likely to sign the Swedish star. Ibrahimovic has just months remaining on his Manchester United deal and has been told by manager Jose Mourinho that he is free to make his move stateside.

Injury issues, slow start doom Galaxy against NYCFC

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Early chemistry issues were always going to be an issue for the 2018 LA Galaxy and, by and large, the club felt prepared to overcome them. What they weren't prepared to for, though, were several early absences and a slow start that doomed the team to a frustrating road defeat on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

NYCFC topple Galaxy for second consecutive win to open 2018

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After picking up a big road win to start the season, NYCFC put in another strong performance against a Western Conference foe to earn three points from their home opener.

Goals from Anton Tinnerholm and David Villa led the way for NYCFC, who toppled the LA Galaxy, 2-1, at Yankee Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Kamara, Alessandrini LA Galaxy over Portland

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Ola Kamara started his LA Galaxy career right and he got some help from last year's team MVP in a winning cause.

Kamara scored his first goal with his new team and Romain Alessandrini added the would be winner a couple minutes later as the Galaxy took down the visiting Portland Timbers by a 2-1 score.

Following European rollercoaster, Perry Kitchen ready to step up for rebuilt Galaxy

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It's hard to believe Perry Kitchen wasn't even in Europe for two whole years. The American midfielder's time abroad had enough ups and downs to pack a career squeezed into a period comprised of just about 21 months.

Those 21 months saw Kitchen break through in Scotland before being named captain just months after joining Hearts.

SBI MLS Season Preview: LA Galaxy

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The LA Galaxy never had a year like 2017, and that's a fact that rings true for all the wrong reasons. For a franchise defined by historical success, the 2017 season was a catastrophe. It was a season headlined by failure and, ultimately, by change.

That change began midway through the 2017 campaign, one which saw the Galaxy miss the playoffs for the first time since 2008 while finishing dead last in the Western Conference.

Report: LA Galaxy's negotiations with Zlatan Ibrahimovic remain ongoing

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For years, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been linked with a move to MLS and, while it appears that move is coming close to fruition, it isn't done yet.

According to Goal USA, the LA Galaxy remain in ongoing negotiations with the Manchester United striker. The report says that, as of Monday, the two parties remain in talks, but no deal is close to being finalized.

Report: Zlatan Ibrahimovic nearing move to LA Galaxy

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After conquering Spain, Italy, and France and taking on England, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is reportedly close to making the long-awaited and much-discussed jump across the Atlantic Ocean to take on the United States.

According to ESPNFC, the Sweden international is reportedly in discussions with the LA Galaxy.

SBI Question of the Day: Which team will benefit most from the weekend's big trades?

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The MLS Draft is a day for young players to start their MLS careers, but some of the biggest moves of the weekend came as teams made trades for veteran stars.

It started midway through the first rounds of the MLS Draft when the Philadelphia Union brought in a much-needed difference maker in David Accam.

Report: Galaxy finalizing deal for Perry Kitchen

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After spending two seasons in Scotland and Denmark, U.S. Men's National Team midfielder Perry Kitchen is on his way back to MLS, according to ESPN.

The LA Galaxy have reportedly sent $200,000 in Targeted Allocation Money and $100,000 in General Allocation Money to D.C. United to acquire the MLS rights of the 25-year-old midfielder.

MLS Ticker: Cole signs new Galaxy contract, Timbers sign Costa Rican defender and more

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Ashley Cole is gearing up to spend his third season in MLS, as the LA Galaxy have signed the defender to a new contract with the English left back, according to theLos Angeles Times.

Cole has flown under the radar a bit during his time with the Galaxy, but he's been a steady force for the historic franchise, playing 55 regular-season contests.

Veron, Carrasco, Mallace selected in Stage 2 of MLS Re-Entry Draft

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D.C. United poached one of their biggest rival's attacking midfielders in Stage 2 of the MLS Re-Entry Draft on Thursday.

D.C. took Gonzalo Veron with the second selection in the draft. The Black and Red still have to negotiate a contract with the Argentinian midfielder who scored 10 goals during his three years with the New York Red Bulls.

Report: Galaxy closing in on David Bingham

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David Bingham will remain a fixture for California Clasicos to come, but it looks like he will do so sporting a different badge.

The longtime San Jose Earthquakes 'keeper is close to signing with foes down south, the LA Galaxy, per ESPN FC's Jeff Carlisle.

The deal, which is understood to yet be completed, would send between $200,000 and $250,000 in combined General Allocation Money and Target Allocation Money to San Jose for the 28-year-old.

MLS Ticker: Sounders acquire Francis from Crew, Galaxy ink Norwegian defender to deal and more

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It took less than a week for the Seattle Sounders to fill the void left open by Joevin Jones' departure.

The Sounders acquired full back Waylon Francis from the Columbus Crew in exchange for $50,000 in general allocation money.

The 27-year-old left back has played the last four season in Columbus, and he brings needed depth to the position in Seattle after Jones left the club for Darmstadt at the end of the 2017 season.

Robert Lewandowski, wife eye 'dream' move to Los Angeles

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Robert Lewandowski and his wife, Anna, have set their sights on Los Angeles.

Speaking to Business Insider Poland, the wife of the Bayern Munich star says the two are hoping to move to Los Angeles before the end of the forward's career. Anna Lewandowska is a health food blogger that owns her own company, Foods by Ann.

Robbie Rogers leaves trailblazing legacy after retiring from soccer

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LA Galaxy left back Robbie Rogers announced his retirement on Tuesday, ending a career that spanned 11 years and three countries. He had stops atSC Heerenveen in the Netherlands, the Columbus Crew, Leeds United, a loan Stevenage, and, finally, the LA Galaxy.

"It is with mixed emotions that I announce my retirement from the game of soccer," said Rogers.

FC Dallas thumps Galaxy to close season

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FC Dallas saved one of their best performances for Sunday's season finale, even if it all came too little, too late for a team that finished outside of the playoff picture.

FCD scored five unanswered goals in what turned out to be a 5-1 drubbing of the LA Galaxy. Despite the win, FC Dallas finished up eighth in the Western Conference, finishing outside of the playoff picture while the San Jose Earthquakes sealed the final spot.

Alessandrini's big night for Galaxy proves too much for Minnesota

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Romain Alessandrini's two goals and assist helped the LA Galaxy win their third home match of the season over Minnesota United FC.

The Galaxy newcomer remained dangerous all game long, contributing on each of the goals in the 3-0 victory.

In a year that has been well below the Galaxy standard of recent years, their have been few bright spots as promising as Alessandrini's debut season.

Late Alberth Elis brace earns Dynamo draw with Galaxy

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Thanks to a furious Houston Dynamo comeback, the LA Galaxy will officially miss out on the MLS Cup Playoffs for the first time in nine years.

Alberth Elis scored twice in the final minutes to bring the Dynamo back from down two goals late in the match to earn a 3-3 draw at home against the Galaxy.

Sigi Schmid pleased with Gyasi Zardes's first start at right back

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With a desperate need for a right back over the weekend, LA Galaxy manager Sigi Schmid had to experiment. In the time of need, he turned to Gyasi Zardes and, when all was said and done, he wasn't disappointed.

He threw the wide midfielder/forward in the back line for the first time in his career and was more or less satisfied with how it worked out.

After winning U.S. Open Cup midweek, Sporting KC edge Galaxy in home victory

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It was a heck of a week for Sporting KC.

After claiming the U.S. Open Cup midweek, Sporting KC took down the LA Galaxy, 2-1, on Sunday at Children's Mercy Park. The win moves Sporting KC within one point of the top of the Western Conference while keeping the team unbeaten at home.

In the 18th minute, Daniel Salloi scored his second goal of the week and third of the season, scoring on an assist from Diego Rubio.

Atlanta United trounces Galaxy to climb into fourth in East

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The brand new Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta is a beautiful building, looking worth every bit of the $1.5 billion Arthur Blank spent to build it. Atlanta United fans have come to love the place, but opponents are finding it to be a house of horrors.

The LA Galaxy became the latest team to be overwhelmed in Atlanta, with three early goals in a seven-minute span stunning the visitors and setting the tone for an eventual 4-0 Atlanta United victory on Wednesday night.

Victor Vazquez powers TFC to big win over Galaxy

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With Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco out of the lineup, Victor Vazquez put on a master class against the struggling LA Galaxy as TFC inch towards history week by week.

Vazquez was active all game long, driving the TFC attack, creating high percentage chances, and even calling his own number scoring the third goal of the match.

Late Lamar Neagle strike extends Sounders' unbeaten streak

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SEATTLE The Seattle Sounders struggled to outplay the visiting LA Galaxy for much of Sunday night's match, but a late goal from substitute and hometown favorite Lamar Neagle salvaged a much-needed point in front of 44,697 at CenturyLink Field.

The 1-1 draw extends a club-record 12 match unbeaten streak for the Sounders, but it is also the third straight draw for a team in a tight race for first place in the Western Conference.

VAR steals the show as Crew take down Galaxy

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There were a couple of goals between the Columbus Crew and the LA Galaxy, but there were also two penalties called and three video replays in what turned out to be an entertaining 2-0 victory for the Crew at MAPFRE Stadium on Wednesday night.

The game's opening goal came in the last minute of the first half, with new signing Pedro Santos linking up with Ola Kamara.

Sean Johnson steps up to help NYCFC topple LA Galaxy for road win

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The LA Galaxy's home issues continued while NYCFC continued their ascent up the Eastern Conference table.

Goals from David Villa and Jonathan Lewis led NYCFC to a 2-0 win on Saturday at StubHub Center. The win is NYCFC's third in four matches while the Galaxy have not won a home game since an April 7 win over the Montreal Impact.

Timbers earn first home win since June by taking down Galaxy

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An 11 a.m. start was an early morning rise for the Portland Timbers, but they made the best of it. The hosts gathered their first win at Providence Park since June 10 in a 3-1 victory over the LA Galaxy.

It didn't take long for the Timbers to get on the scoreboard by way of a corner kick. In the sixth minute, David Guzman's ball drove through the six-yard box and ended up at Liam Ridgewell, who ran toward the far post, and headed into the Galaxy net.

Sigi Schmid begins Galaxy tenure with draw against Sounders

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There was a different vibe in Los Angeles on Saturday night as all eyes were on Sigi Schmid as he made his return to the league's sidelines.

The two-time MLS Cup champion started his tenure in neutral fashion, commanding his Galaxy side to a 0-0 draw against a familiar and visiting Seattle Sounders at StubHub Center.

Galaxy, LAFC signal start of battle for Los Angeles with big-name coaching hires

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The two Los Angeles soccer teams were in need of new beginnings.

One was obvious. It's hard to have anything but a new beginning when your team literally doesn't exist yet. Los Angeles FC has to face the uphill climb that weighs down any expansion team, even with all of the promised resources and glamor that are seemingly on the way.

Report: Galaxy fire Curt Onlafo, hire Sigi Schmid

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The LA Galaxy reportedly made a massive change on Thursday, firing the club's head coach and replacing him with an MLS coaching legend.

According to the LA Times, the Galaxy have fired head coach Curt Onalfo just 20 games into his first season on the job.

Report: Jonathan dos Santos finalizes move to LA Galaxy

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Jonathan dos Santos appears to finally be bound for Los Angeles.

According to Goal USA, the LA Galaxy have finalized a$5million deal to bring the Mexican international to MLS from Villarreal. Reports emerged earlier in the week that dos Santos could be LA bound, and the 27-year-old midfielder reportedly finalized personal terms on Tuesday to seal the move.

Report: Jonathan dos Santos in negotiations with Galaxy

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The LA Galaxy have long been linked with Jonathan dos Santos, and it appears the club is making progress with their pursuit of the Mexican star.

According to ESPN, dos Santos is in the midst of negotiating his departure from Villarreal in favor of a move to the Galaxy.In doing so, he would join his brother Giovani as a member of the MLS club.

Bunbury brace sends struggling Revolution past Galaxy

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FOXBOROUGH Sitting nine points out of the final Eastern Conference playoff spot and coming off a four-game losing streak, it was put up or shut up time for the New England Revolution in front of a season-high crowd of 27,441 against the LA Galaxy at Gillette Stadium on Saturday.

After scoring for the first time in nearly a year in the Revs' last game, substitute Teal Bunbury struck again with goals in the 70th and 73rd minutes, notching his first brace since May 2012 to boost the Revolution to a 4-3 victory they had to have.

Earthquakes top Galaxy to earn passage to U.S. Open Cup semifinals

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The result of this year's third California Clasico has the San Jose Earthquakes two games out of U.S. Open Cup glory.

The Quakes attack was everything in their 3-1 victory over arch rivals LA Galaxy at Avaya Stadium on a picture perfect Monday night.

Real Salt Lake demolishes shorthanded Galaxy at StubHub Center

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Real Salt Lake had no need for fireworks at the StubHub Center on Tuesday night. The visitors created their own with an offensive onslaught that left the shorthanded LA Galaxy battered and beaten.

Five difference RSL players scored goals, breaking open a match that was actually tied 1-1 just before halftime, in a 6-2 thrashing of the Galaxy.

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MLS Ticker: MLS trio called up to Mexico squad, RSL re-signs Rimando and more

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Three of the top MLS players in Los Angeles will pull on the green and white of Mexico on January 31.

LAFC's Carlos Vela and Jonathan and Giovani dos Santos of the LA Galaxy were called up for El Tri's friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina on January 31 in San Antonio, Texas.

The trio should be key figures for El Tri in Russia as they look to get out of Group F that features Germany, Sweden and South Korea.

MLS Ticker: Dynamo sign Venezuelan centerback, Galaxy add former Republic defender, and more

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The Houston Dynamo continues to fuel a technical vision they've had for sometime.

On Tuesday, the Texan club announced the addition of another young Latin American to its ranks. Venezuelan defender Alejandro Fuenmayor, 21, is set to join the team prior to the commencement of preseason.

"Alejandro is a young and talented defender who at just 21 years old has already played over 70 professional first team matches," Dynamo Vice President and General Manager Matt Jordan said in a club statement.

MLS Ticker: Galaxy acquire rights to Bingham, FC Dallas signs Maurer and more

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The LA Galaxy appear to have an answer at goalkeeper.

The Galaxy acquired the rights to goalkeeper David Bingham from the San Jose Earthquakes on Monday.

Bingham isn't signed with the Galaxy yet, but the club now has the opportunity to discuss terms without any other contenders in MLS for the out-of-contract American.

MLS Ticker: Chris Rolfe, Justin Mapp retire; Galaxy appoint Kurt Schmid and more

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After being away from the pitch for 18 months due to a suffered concussion, Chris Rolfe has called time on his 14-year career.

Rolfe, 34, last played for D.C. United, but spent the majority of his career with the Chicago Fire which he appeared for 178 and scored 48 goals.

The forward made 10 apperances for the U.