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Zlatan Ibrahimović likes to be bravely but he lives up to the immense hype that accompanied his much-vaunted move into Major League Soccer.
Ibrahimović has registered his first MLS hat-trick since his Los Angeles Galaxy has earned a wild 4-3-3 victory over Orlando City at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
The three-goal breakout marked Ibrahimović's fifth multi-goal play in the MLS, starting with a memorable two-goal showcase against his rival LAFC in his Galaxy debut.
Ibrahimović now has 15 goals in 17 games for the Galaxy. The Galaxy are unbeaten in their last nine league games, including five wins, and have brought the team to third place in the Western Conference position, just one point behind second-placed LAFC, against whom the Galaxy rallied late from two goals on the final day there was a 2-2 success.
All three of Ibrahimović's goals came in the second half when the Galaxy responded to any goal from Orlando with a equalizer and eventually scored the Swedish goal-getter's hat-trick goal  ZLATAN HAS TRICKED ??? https: // t .co / n7R1D6386x
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