Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hat trick, Galaxy routs Sporting 7-2




CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a hat trick and broke Los Angeles' season goal record with 26 in the Galaxy's 7-2 victory over Sporting Kansas City on Sunday night.

The 37-year-old Swedish star tied it at 1 in 32nd minute to match the goal record set by Carlos Ruiz in 2002, then gave Los Angeles (14-13-3) a 3-1 lead in the 51st to break the mark and completed the hat trick in the 85th.

Los Angeles snapped a four-match winless streak to move into fifth place in the Western Conference, a point ahead of San Jose and two in front of Portland.

Ibrahimovic scored his first goal on a rebound after goalkeeper Tim Melia stopped his penalty kick, then beat Melia with a left-footer from close range to break the record. He also scored the final goal on a left-footer.

Joe Corona gave Los Angeles the lead in the 48th minute on a header off Cristian Pavon's high chip. Uriel Antuna added a goal in the 69th, and Sebastian Lletget struck in the 77th and 79th minutes.

Felipe Gutierrez scored twice for Sporting (10-13-7).

COMMENTS

More Related News

LeBron
LeBron's 40 bests Zion, sends Lakers past Pelicans 118-109

LeBron James had 40 points and eight rebounds in his first career meeting with Zion Williamson while leading the Los Angeles Lakers to their sixth straight victory, 118-109 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. In the Lakers' first game after an emotional memorial service for Kobe Bryant

Musk
Musk's SpaceX rocket production facility approved by Port of Los Angeles
  • US
  • 2020-02-26 00:38:41Z

SpaceX, the private rocket company of high tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, won final approval on Tuesday to build a research and manufacturing plant for its deep-space Starship project on a tract of vacant land at the Port of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles City Council granted a permit for the facility by

Massive changes to California voting spark fears of Iowa-style primary chaos
Massive changes to California voting spark fears of Iowa-style primary chaos
  • US
  • 2020-02-25 12:37:43Z

As he looks ahead to California's March 3 Democratic primary, Neal Kelley is having sleepless nights. Kelley is the elections chief for Orange County, part of a wave of California counties rolling out sweeping new balloting procedures affecting millions of voters in the nation's most populous state. Memories of the chaos that plagued Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses on Feb. 3 have election officials nationwide looking to avoid similar embarrassment.

Harvey Weinstein found guilty of third-degree rape, criminal sex act in New York trial
Harvey Weinstein found guilty of third-degree rape, criminal sex act in New York trial
  • US
  • 2020-02-24 17:06:11Z

Harvey Weinstein found guilty of third-degree rape, criminal sex act

Kobe Bryant: Los Angeles Artists and Fans Celebrate His Life Through Heartwarming Murals
Kobe Bryant: Los Angeles Artists and Fans Celebrate His Life Through Heartwarming Murals

ET visited some of Los Angeles' most touching Kobe Bryant murals to chat with the fans and artists paying tribute to the Lakers legend.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: Soccer