Ibrahimovic scores 500th worldwide goal; Galaxy fall
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 500th worldwide goal Saturday night in the Los Angeles Galaxy’s 5-3 loss to Toronto FC.
The 36-year-old Swede joined Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the only active players with 500 goals for in club and international play, cutting the Galaxy’s lead to 3-1 in the 43rd minute. Jonathan dos Santos chipped the ball into the box, and the 6-foot-5 Ibrahimovic twirled to get an angle at the ball between two defenders, flicking his right leg up high to deflect it past goalkeeper Alex Bono for his 17th of the season.
Miguel Almiron scored twice in the first 18 minutes and assisted on another goal to help Atlanta United beat Colorado.
Almiron opened the scoring in the 10th minute, settling Julian Gressel’s wide cross and finishing with a left-footed shot from inside the upper left corner of the 6-yard box. Mauro Manotas had two goals and an assist and set a franchise record for goals in a calendar year, helping Houston beat Portland to snap a 10-game winless streak.
Manotas gave the Dynamo a 2-1 lead in the 39th minute.