Swedish Striker Gains Title For LA Galaxy

Swedish football team has won a major accolade this year due to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the forward’s performance who has been named as Major League Soccer Newcomer for this year. He has defeated competitors like Wayne Rooney of England’s team to gain this award.

Los Angeles Galaxy showcased the Swedish striker with the header score that he did this year in July in the game against Orlando City. This was probably the score that has gained him this title. The announcement was made on Monday, November 12th. There was a balloting among players and MLS coaches where Ibrahimovic won this title along with a media panel support that was about 36.36 percent in his favor as compared to 32.25 percent that was voted in support of Rooney. Third in line was Carlos Vela of Mexico who belongs to Los Angeles FC who gained a mere vote percentage of 13.47.

Performance wise, Ibrahimovic had scored a total of 22 goals and provided assists to 10 goals. This was the only third 20 and 10 seasons that was seen in MLS history. The Galaxy was able to reach a score of 9-2 with four drawn scores when the striker scored the header goal. With the kick that was termed roundhouse volley in the match against Toronto FC on September 15th, Ibrahimovic reached the 500th goal in his career. He is now the third player, still active on the field, to have reached this milestone after Lionel Messi, the first position holder and followed by Cristiano Ronaldo. Ibrahimovic is yet to lead Galaxy in the playoffs but he has gained many titles with teams like Inter Milan, FC Barcelona, and Paris Saint-Germain. He is also known for the record goals he scored for Sweden in the World Cups held in 2002 and 2006.