Zlatan Gets First MLS Start And Of Course He Scored The Winner

Monday, 16 Apr, 2018

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his third MLS goal as the former Manchester United striker led LA Galaxy to a 1-0 win over Bastian Schweinsteiger's Chicago Fire.

Ibrahimovic scored twice in his debut as a substitute against LAFC on March 31. Still, the visitors enjoyed a fairly comfortable first half, limiting the Fire to just one shot on goal in the opening frame before Ibrahimovic struck on the stroke of halftime.

Speaking about his chances of representing Sweden at the World Cup last month, Ibrahimovic said: 'If I feel well, capable of giving what I can, the door will always be open.

"I think the game was hard, it was not an easy game especially with the weather". It was not an easy game, especially with the weather. "I mean, we come with the sun, they come with the wind, but the sun was the stronger today, so we're happy". "Today, him getting [79 minutes] in the game, his fitness and sharpness will come".

The first was a clear offside as Kamara ran in from the right wing for a header off a pass from Romain Alessandrini; the second required the officials to look at a video review as Kamara was called offside again off a pass from Sebastian Lletget.

However, the MLS giants responded with a battling performance against Chicago at a rainswept Toyota Park on Saturday.

The win lifts Galaxy into second place in the Western Conference standings with 10 points from six games. The Fire have lost three of their first five.