Chris Klein

Galaxy sent a bulldog to catch a lion — and with Ibrahimovic, it worked

Galaxy sent a bulldog to catch a lion — and with Ibrahimovic, it worked

The slow walk that took Zlatan Ibrahimovic from the locker room to the field at the StubHub Center field on Saturday involved just two gentle left turns and lasted only a couple of minutes. But the journey that brought him from one of the world’s biggest clubs to the Galaxy in the first place lasted three years and involved more plot twists than a Steven Spielberg film.

It also had a surprise ending, with Ibrahimovic coming off the bench in the final 20 minutes to score the tying and winning goals in a 4-3 win over the cross-town rival Los Angeles Football Club. It was the most memorable debut for a big-name player in MLS history.

“Every movie has a good ending,” Ibrahimovic...

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