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Match Report presented by Bob's Discount Furniture: LA Galaxy smash Vancouver after Zlatan Ibrahimovic brace

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is doing his best to will the LA Galaxy into the playoffs.

In a huge Western Conference matchup between two squads fighting for the postseason lives, Ibrahimovic scored twice to lead the Galaxy to a 3-0 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday night at the StubHub Center.

The Swedish legend put the Galaxy in front just four minutes into the game when he converted a penalty kick after Romain Alessandrini was taken down in the box by Marcel de Jong. Ibrahimovic returned the favor in the second half, drawing a penalty and then letting Alessandrini convert the PK for his 10th goal of the season.

In between the two penalties, Ibrahimovic scored a beauty for his 20th MLS goal to push the Galaxy to within one point of the playoff line heading into Sunday’s action.

The eighth-place Whitecaps — playing their first game under interim coach Craig Dalrymple after the dismissal of Carl Robinson — fall four points behind the seventh-place Galaxy and have an ever tougher mountain to climb to qualify for the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs.


  • 4' — LA — Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PK) WATCH
  • 58' — LA — Zlatan Ibrahimovic WATCH
  • 77' — LA — Romain Alessandrini (PK) WATCH

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