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Los Angeles, CA | Nov 13 | Kelly Landaverde – @Kel_landaverde
He confirmed that he would be leaving the Galaxy once his contract ends at the end of the year. The 38 year old striker has enjoyed his time in the league. He scored 53 goals in 58 appearances. “I came, I saw, I conquered,” he tweeted. “To the Galaxy fans — you wanted Zlatan, I gave you Zlatan. You are welcome. The story continues … Now go back to watch baseball.” He’s played for some of the biggest teams in the world, including Barcelona, Manchester United, and Paris Saint- Germain. He was named the MLS Best Xl for both the seasons he spent in the US, his marvelous work and talent on the field took the team to its first play off appearance since 2016.
He arrived in a time where the team needed a big time superstar player to compete in the league. When his debut came around, his first minutes with the jersey will not be forgotten. Because he shifted the gears and the momentum of a game that looked positive for Vela’s team after winning it 0-3. He came off the bench in the first LA Derby, and scored a hat trick with his spice and specialty his one of a kind magical GOLAZOS. To lead his home team to a 4-3 win in front of a sold out crowd. Since that game he demonstrated why his nickname is the “Lion”. The striker finished second in the Golden Boot race.
“We would like to thank Zlatan for his contributions to the LA Galaxy and Major League Soccer,” said LA Galaxy President Chris Klein. “Since his arrival in 2018, Zlatan has positively influenced the sport of soccer in Los Angeles. We are grateful for his work ethic and passion. “We thank Zlatan for his professionalism and immeasurable impact on the Los Angeles community and the soccer community in North America as a whole.”He still hasn’t mentioned where his soccer career will take him. His fans will miss his talent, goals, but will never forget his winning mentality, and contributions to the beauty of soccer.