LA Galaxy Forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic Voted MLS Player of the Week
LOS ANGELES - LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic was voted the Major League Soccer Player of the Week for the 24th week of the 2019 MLS season.
Ibrahimovic recorded two braces last week, the first in a 2-0 Galaxy home victory over FC Dallas on Wednesday before scoring another two goals in a 2-2 draw against Seattle Sounders FC at Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday. Ibrahimovic has tallied 20 goals, third most in the league, and three assists this season. LA sit third in the Western Conference with 41 points (13-11-2 overall record).
Facing FC Dallas, the Galaxy took a 1-0 lead in the 68th minute. Jurgen Skjelvik dished the ball off to Ibrahimovic in the center of the box, who then finished with a right-footed shot just inside the left post. Ibrahimovic gave the Galaxy a 2-0 lead in the 82nd minute when he converted a penalty kick goal.
Ibrahimovic helped LA pull even at 1-1 against Seattle on Saturday with a goal in the 45th minute. Sebastian Lletget sent a cross into the middle of the box where Ibrahimovic finished with a header to the far post. He completed his second-consecutive brace in the 65th minute to give the Galaxy a 2-1 lead after drawing a penalty and converting the opportunity with a right-footed shot.
The LA Galaxy host Cruz Azul in the Leagues Cup semifinals on Tuesday (7:30 p.m. PT, ESPN2/TUDN/TSN1/TSN4), before returning to regular season action when facing LAFC on Sunday (7:30 p.m. PT, FS1/FOX Deportes/FOX Sports App/TSN1).
The MLS Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season through both media and fan voting in a process conducted by MLS Communications. A panel of journalists from the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) comprises 75 percent of the vote, while a Twitter fan vote represents the remaining 25 percent of voting. NASR consists of members of print, television, radio and online media.
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