Laurent Ciman tops 'perfect day' in Montreal with first LAFC goal

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It was without a doubt the most celebrated goals an away team ever scored in Stade Saputo history.

As a center back, the opportunities for goal scoring are slimmer than most but Laurent Ciman not only managed to score, but pulled off a screamer free kick in his return to Montreal.

The goal kick-started LAFC's 5-3 comeback win against the Montreal Impact and for Ciman, he could not have asked for more.

Must-See Goal: Laurent Ciman

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On his first return to Montreal, who thought @LaurentCiman23 would do THIS?

Absolutely stunning. #MTLvLAFC

- Major League Soccer (@MLS) April 21, 2018

Following first two setbacks, LAFC shows ability to rebound in win over Whitecaps

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Setbacks happen in MLS and, sometimes, even the league's best teams slip up. It's the nature of the league.

It's too soon to tell if Los Angeles FC is among the league's best teams and we're not far enough into the season to get a full read on how good the expansion team truly is. However, we did get a good look at how they handled adversity thanks to a bounce-back performance on Friday night.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic brace leads Galaxy to shocking comeback win over LAFC

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic's introduction to MLS was as spectacular as could be imagined.

The LA Galaxy erased a three-goal deficit against crosstown rivals LAFC with Ibrahimovic's 40-yard stunner and last-gasp header serving as the equalizing and game-winning goals in a 4-3 win. Carlos Vela scored two goals for LAFC, who were undone by the introduction of Ibrahimovic in the second half.

LAFC acquires U.S. youth international Shaft Brewer Jr. from FC Dallas

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Los Angeles FC added a U.S. youth international forward to their squad on Wednesday, acquiring Shaft Brewer Jr. from FC Dallas.

Dallas received a fourth round pick in the 2019 Draft and $50,000 in General Allocation Money if certain playing conditions are met.

Brewer Jr. most recently played for German side RB Leipzig's U-19 squad, appearing in three contests.

LAFC strikes early, holds on for win in debut match

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SEATTLE Los Angeles FC looked lethal for 20 minutes, held on for dear life for much of the remaining 70 minutes, and escaped with victory in the first match in franchise history, topping the Seattle Sounders 1-0 in front of40,070 at a raucous CenturyLink Field.

The visitors were outshot 22-5 on the afternoon.

MLS Ticker: Sounders sign Magnus Wolff Eikrem, Orlando adds Rosell and more

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The Seattle Sounders midfield just got even deeper ahead of the 2018 Major League Soccer season.

The defending Western Conference champs, announced the signing of midfielder Magnus Wolff Eikrem on Tuesday. Eikrem, 27, has played with Swedish outfit Malmo FF since 2015 playing in 79 matches throughout his time there.

Bradley pleased with LAFC moves but still preparing to add more talent to squad

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There's still a lot of work to be done for Los Angeles FC. There are still players to sign, moves to make. They are still very much a work in progress.

That progress, though, is moving rapidly, and it took another step on Friday at the MLS Draft.

With the top overall selection, LAFC selected Akron defender Joao Moutinho, fortifying the backline with a player that could feature at either centerback or left back.

'Ecstatic' Moutinho ready for fresh start with LAFC after being selected first overall

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PHILADELPHIA When Joao Moutinho came to the U.S., he was searching for a fresh start, a new beginning and a clean slate. He found it at the University of Akron, rapidly becoming one of the top prospects in the college game.

On Friday, he joined a team beginning anew as he was selected first overall in the MLS Draft.

Walker Zimmerman ready to face big 2018 with USMNT, LAFC

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It's a big year for many throughout American soccer, but 2018 will be a particularly interesting challenge for Walker Zimmerman.

On the club level, Zimmerman is now tasked with being the present and future of LAFC, a club that has pegged him as a potential defensive anchor for years to come.

SBI Question of the Day: Will Feilhaber or Kljestan find more success with new team?

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Two of American soccer's premier playmakers were traded on Wednesday. Benny Feilhaber and Sacha Kljestan have long been regarded as two of the more creative and technical midfielders in MLS, and both will have very new challenges in 2018.

After several weeks of speculation, Kljestan was traded to Orlando City, where he will be tasked with replacing the retired Kaka.

LAFC acquires Benny Feilhaber from Sporting KC

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Los Angeles FC continues to make big moves to assemble its roster as the expansion club brought in one of the league's premier playmakers.

On Wednesday, LAFC announced that the club had acquired Benny Feilhaber from Sporting KC in exchange for$400,000 in allocation money. Sporting KC receives$200,000 in General Allocation Money and $200,000 in Targeted Allocation Money just several months after earning up to $1.

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.

Report: LAFC closing in on move for Sacha Kljestan

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One of the league's top playmakers appears to be on the move.

According to Metro, Los Angeles FC is closing in on a deal for New York Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan. If the move were to come to fruition, it would mark the second consecutive offseason where the Red Bulls dealt their captain following last winter's deal that sent Dax McCarty to the Chicago Fire.

Blessing, Urena, Edwards headline LAFC Expansion Draft picks

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It remains to be seen how Los Angeles FC handles Tuesday's Expansion Draft choices, but the club selected five players spread all over the field to start the construction of their MLS roster.

With the first overall pick of the draft, LAFC selected Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Tyler Miller. The 24-year-old goalkeeper, whose cap-hit is $70,000 had made two career MLS appearances and generally served as backup to Stefan Frei.

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.

Bob Bradley 'more determined than ever' to thrive with new challenge at LAFC

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Bob Bradley has never been one to back away from a challenge. Just look at his tenure at Swansea City. He was not afraid to take a risk as the first American to manage in the Premier League.

In his view, the timing of his firing from the Welsh club was unfair, but that hasn't phased the former U.

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: LAFC set to hire Bob Bradley as first coach

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Los Angeles FC is reportedly set to make a major splash with the club's first head coaching hire.

According to Goal USA, Bob Bradley is set to join the expansion club as the team's first head coach. The club is set to begin play in 2018, and they will do so under the leadership of the former U.

Report: LAFC closing in on Wesley Sneijder

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Los Angeles FC is reportedly close to naming the club's first big-name Designated Player.

According to ESPN, LAFC is nearing a two-year deal with Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder to become the club's first DP. Currently a fixture withTurkish powerhouse Galatasaray, Sneijder has reportedly been offered a$3.

Los Angeles FC

Gressel goal and assist lead Atlanta United over LAFC

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After surviving a very early scare, Atlanta United continued their blistering hot home form with a strong showing at home against Los Angeles FC.

Josef Martinez headed home a 67th-minute goal that created some breathing room for Atlanta United, making the score 2-0, before a barrage of goals very late in the match resulted in a 5-0 romp.

SBI Question of the Day: What would you call the LA Galaxy-LAFC rivalry?

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This weekend gives us the first ever derby between the LA Galaxy and Los Angeles FC. It will be the first time to Southern California based clubs will face off since the demise of Chivas USA in the 2014 season.

A new rivalry match like this one gives us a chance at some creativity as soccer fans.

Report: Benfica's Andre Horta set to join to LAFC

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Los Angeles FC appear to have their final Designated Player.

According to Kristian Dyer of Metro NY, they are set to sign Portuguese midfielder Andre Horta from Benfica in a deal that includes a $1 million annual salary.

Hearing that Andre Horta has finalized a deal to MLS.

LAFC picks up second win in as many games with lopsided road victory over RSL

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After toppling the Seattle Sounders in the club's debut, LAFC continued to roll in their sophomore effort with another road win over a Western Conference contender.

Diego Rossi, Latif Blessing, Benny Feilhaber and Carlos Vela provided the goals for the expansion club in a 5-1 victory over Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium.

SBI MLS Season Preview: Los Angeles FC

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After what feels like ages of hype, Los Angeles FC is ready to open the book on their MLS existence.

Expansion teams come with unique challenges that established outfits don't usually have to face. They have to assemble an entire team from scratch, come up with a vision of how they want that team to play, and hope all the guys can come in from around the world and adapt to that vision as well as each other.

LAFC sign Diego Rossi from Penarol in Uruguay

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Los Angeles FC has itself a new Designated Player from Uruguay.

The expansion club have signed 19-year-old forward Diego Rossi to a Young Designated Player contract. He will arrive on January 1 from Penarol in his native Uruguay. The forward scored ten goals in the Uruguayan Premier Division last season while leading his team to their 51st championship in club history.

A look at five potential picks for LAFC in Tuesday's Expansion Draft

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At 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Los Angeles FC will have the chance to poach players off MLS rosters as they continue to build their inaugural roster. They will get five selections and cannot take more than one player from any other club.

Last year, we saw Atlanta United and Minnesota United take ten players, six of which would be traded away at some point.

Major League Soccer

SBI MLS Rookie of the Month: Joao Moutinho

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There was a lot of excitement surrounding Joao Moutinho going into the 2018 MLS Draft, and even more when he was selected first overall by LAFC. Some first round draft picks thrive under the pressure, while others unfortunately crumble, and Moutinho has certainly done the former through the first few weeks of his professional career.

The Best of MLS Week 2: Diego Rossi, Red Bulls and more

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Week 2 in MLS provided every twist and turn imaginable as it contained something for every soccer fan.

In nine games played Saturday and Sunday, only one team failed to score, while four teams came out of the weekend with road victories. Six players found the back of the net on two occasions, while a few rookies made impressive impacts on their respective sides.

MLS Ticker: LAFC to reportedly sign Horta as third DP, and more

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It appears that LAFC will have three Designated Players on the roster when its expansion season begins next week.

ESPN reported last week that LAFC is closing in on signing young Portuguese midfielder Andre Horta, and added to that on Tuesday by stating that he would be added as a DP.

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.

The Rest

Report: Guardado agrees to join Los Angeles FC

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After a long flirt with MLS, particularly Atlanta United, Mexican international Andres Guardado is reportedly set to join a U.S.-based team, but a bit further west than expected.

Following the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia, Guardado is reportedly set to join Los Angeles FC as the team's first DP, according to ESPN.