Ibrahimovic's move to LA Galaxy comes as a major boost to the MLS team, who finished at the bottom of the table last season. The 36-year-old Swedish superstar told reporters at a press conference he had planned to head to California after his stint with Paris Saint-Germain came to an end in 2016, before instead opting for Manchester United.
"It means a lot to our fans and our fans are very important to us, so we want to put forth our best effort for them", he said.
'I think it's more what the MLS is going to get is more than what Zlatan will get, because for him will be just a way to enjoy the last couple of years of his football'. I came in a wheelchair, and after three months I conquered England and they said I was flying. He went on to score the victor in added time as Galaxy beat LA FC in the first ever Los Angeles derby.
That total doesn't even include two Serie A titles won on the field with Juventus but subsequently stripped for the Italian giants role in the Calciopoli match-fixing scandal.
Ibrahimovic added that he's available for Saturday's derby against expansion side LAFC.
Salah saves Liverpool with late winner
Liverpool continued to apply pressure; Salah looped a volley wide, but when Palace did attack, they never looked secure. Four minutes after the break Sadio Mane brought Liverpool level, finishing James Milner's left-wing cross.
Ibrahimovic's arrival also comes at a time when many MLS clubs are eschewing veteran European players past their prime and instead looking to recruit young, South American talent instead.
"You saw early that he was thinking of shooting, and I thought, it's gonna go in - it's Zlatan, it's gonna go in", former Galaxy midfielder Stefan Ishizaki, who covered the game for Eurosport, told Reuters. I know what I am able to do. Vancouver are unbeaten in six against Columbus, and tend to be productive on the road, but I think that the Crew will have too much for Karl Robinson's side, edging a relatively high-scoring game.
"I don't know [why it didn't get done two years ago]".
"After training I asked if I could go and shoot some balls".
"If they don't know me, I will make sure that they know me", he said with a grin.