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LA Galaxy vs. Toronto FC – Football Match Report – July 4, 2019



Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice on halftime, and the LA Galaxy snapped a three-match home streak with a 2-0 victory over Toronto FC on Carson, Calif.

Ibrahimovic remains second in MLS in goals with 13 behind the 17 of Los Angeles FC's Carlos Vela.

Efrain Alvarez's Ibrahimovic's first header, which gave the Galaxy their fourth win out of six

Substitute Emile Cuello contributes his first professional assist on Ibrahimovic's second goal.

The Galaxy (11-7-1, 34 points) remains second in the Western Conference, six points back of LAFC after earning their first home win since April 28

Toronto (6-8-5, 23 points) Jonathan Osorio returns from duty with Canada at the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The Reds are silent without Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore, who remain with the U.S. national team.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles outshot Toronto 12-10 and hero 58.6 percent of the possession.

Ibrahimovic's first goal came in the 75th minute, immediately following Toronto's

Alvarez had the ball wide on the right and drove in on-swinging, left-footed cross on the back post. Ibrahimovic held his on to onside, backpedaled, and then sent to arcing header across goal, beyond goalkeeper Quentin Westberg's reach, and inside the right post.

Cuello's cross from the left is a first touch that

That capped his first multi-goal game since April 13, his ninth overall as joining the Galaxy early in the 2018 season.


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