The honeymoon of the United States Soccer Professional League (MLS) with Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic of the Galaxy of Los Angeles came to an end in the last match of the 12th competition day after he was sent off. Although his Galaxy team won the home victory 1-0 against the Impact de Montreal, one of the worst teams currently in the Eastern Conference, in the duel of losers, had to achieve without the contribution of Ibrahimovic, who this time not only did he not contribute anything to his team but at minute 42 he left them in inferiority when receiving a red card for aggression. The show given by Ibrahimovic on the field of Stade Saputo in Montreal, before an attendance of 20,081 spectators who witnessed the game was simply embarrassing.
Ibrahimovic and stepped on without any intention and in a light manner that caused the Swedish international to react violently and hit the defenseman's hand in the face. of the Montreal team. After the action and in slow motion both players were thrown to the ground, Ibrahimovic to "writhe" in pain on the floor, without having anything, and Petrasso, the same, because the blow he received was a slap. While the referee of the match, who had not heard about the action, Ismail Elfath, went to the VAR and saw the violent action of Ibrahimovic, who showed him the direct red card at minute 42 of the first half, and Petrasso to compensate for the yellow . Ibrahimovic, who saw his thirteenth dismissal as a professional, the first in the MLS, continued with the "farce" and left the field doing as he limped, accompanied by a caretaker of the Galaxy, while fans dismissed him with a great whistle.Get your free predictions on sbosoccerpicks.
The image for Ibrahimovic and the MLS could not be worse, the player who came in plan "divo" with two goals full of fortune and especially gift of the LAFC defense in his debut in the new professional adventure that has started in the United States. United, has been diluted completely and his contribution to the team from Los Angeles, one of the worst in the Western Conference, has been insignificant. The best demonstration that his contribution to the team is not necessary is that they played better during the second half and at minute 75, his fellow Norwegian striker Ola Kamara got what would be the winning goal. If the action of Ibrahimovic was the negative image of the day, the European strikers, the Englishman Bradley Wright-Phillips, of the Red Bulls of New York, and the Asturian David Villa, of his neighbor the New York City, obtained two doubles that They gave the victories to their respective teams. The Red Bulls visitors by 1-3 against Atalanta United, the leading team of the Eastern Conference, which lost again in their field, became the great surprise of the day. While Wright-Phillips reached eight goals so far this season and shared the leadership of maximum director of the league with the Venezuelan Josef Martinez, of Atlanta United, and the American Gyasi Zardes, Crew of Columbus. Villa placed second in the list with seven goals, the same as the Mexican Carlos Vela, of LAFC, who scored in the game that his team lost to visitors 2-1 against the Timbers of Portland.
The opposite of what happened with Villa, who led the New York City attack in a 4-0 win over the Colorado Rapids. The 'Guaje' received before the game a tribute for having achieved in the previous weeks the mark of 400 goals as a professional , he celebrated with the double and the triumph of the New York City, which with 24 points, the same as the Crew, who won 0-1 at the Revolution of New England, are second in the Eastern Conference standings, one less than Atlanta United (25). Within the Western Conference, the leadership is still in possession of Sporting Kansas City (24 points), which drew 1-1 against Minnesota United, followed by LAFC, who have 20 points. The desired triumph was the one that the Houston Dynamo got by beating home 2-3 to the Chicago Fire, in what was their first victory outside their field of BBVA Compass Stadium, since the new season began. The protagonists of the goals of the Dynamo were the Honduran internationals Alberth Elis, who got a double, and Romell Quioto, who was in charge of opening the score at minute 4 of having started the game. The Costa Rican Diego Campos was in charge of getting the second goal of the Fire that in the end could not avoid the defeat of his team. Other results of the day, Toronto won 2-1 to Orlando, Vancouver drew 2-2 with San Jose, in a game played on Wednesday, and repeated the same result in the second game he played on Saturday against Dallas FC visitor. Philadelphia beat Real Salt Lake 4-1, DCUnited won a 1-3 visitor to San Jose, with a goal.