Star forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored three goals and Sebastian Lletget added two, leading the LA Galaxy to a 7-2 win over visiting Sporting Kansas City Sunday night.
The blowout win gave the Galaxy’s playoff hopes a boost and effectively put an end to any postseason aspirations for SKC.
Galaxy - Goals - Place - Major - League
The Galaxy, which trailed 1-0 before exploding for seven unanswered goals, shot upward from eighth place in Major League Soccer’s Western Conference to fifth at the end of a weekend that saw the three teams in front of the Galaxy lose their respective matches.
Los Angeles (14-13-3) put an end to a four-match winless streak. They also might have stopped Sporting KC’s streak of eight straight seasons in the MLS playoffs.
SKC - Points - Playoff - Spot - East
SKC (10-13-7) is six points out of a playoff spot — the top seven in the East and West get in — with only four games left to play in the regular season.
The Galaxy drew even after a handball in the box in the 30th minute. Ibrahimovic’s penalty kick was initially saved by Sporting KC goalkeeper Tim Melia, but Ibrahimovic was the first one to the rebound, and he put it in to...
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