MLS Betting: Zlatan's debut will end in derby upset

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan began the game on the bench for the Galaxy, and LAFC quickly jumped out to a 3-0 lead.

"It was supposed to happen before Manchester United, my head was here and I wanted to come here but it didn't happen, things go sometimes like they are not supposed to go but destiny said I would come here", Ibrahimovic said.

There have been more significant great games in the annals of MLS, of course, none more so than San Jose's 2003 playoff comeback from a four-goal second-leg deficit against the Galaxy.

"We have a big game on Saturday and I'm already involved".

Think about it. First, the stakes.

The Black and Gold will enter this weekend's clash with impetus for this heavyweight bout while the Galaxy's MLS experience under the spotlight will secure that, despite LAFC's dominate start, it won't be an easy task for either team to win.

The forward is expected to be available for Saturday's match with LAFC. "They were pushing me and I was giving back".

"For him (the move to U.S.) will just be a way to enjoy the last couple of years of football".

Ibrahimovic has played only seven times since a serious knee injury cut short his Manchester United career.

What happened then is the stuff of legend.

Ibrahimovic however declined to clarify his hopes however when asked Friday if he wanted to play in the World Cup.

Ibrahimovic played down concerns about his age and his ongoing recovery from an ACL injury suffered last season with the Red Devils, which curtailed his playing time towards the end of his spell in England.

But there was more to come.

Ibrahimovic, who has amassed an Aladdin's cave of silverware that includes 11 league titles in four European countries, is Galaxy's biggest foreign acquisition since David Beckham in 2007. Ibrahimovic beat Miller to the ball and headed it across the goal and in.

Santa Fe High School alumnus Katherine Lopez is a long-time Galaxy supporter and lover of the game who believes this rivalry will amplify the league's status. In any case, those who are larger than life are never offside.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic insisted "the lion is still hungry" and promised to give his all to his new club in his introduction as an LA Galaxy player on Friday. Most indelible moment in MLS history.

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