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Ibrahimovic says he's still better than Vela 'by far'
LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic said he is "by far" still the best player in MLS even compared to LAFC's Carlos Vela.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has words for Carlos Vela - LAG Confidential
He isn’t wrong

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The friendly situation in MLS | US Soccer Players
With different schedules, Colorado and San Jose took different approaches to friendlies stressing an old issue for MLS and prioritizing the league.

D.C. United vs. FC Cincinnati: United will be hunting for wins on three-game road trip - The Washington Post
United, coming off four draws in its past five home dates and in a 1-2-6 overall rut, will need to aim higher than normal on the road over the next 10 days at Cincinnati, Atlanta and Chicago.

Earthquakes arrival marks happy reunion with Almeyda for Carlos Fierro |

Aston Villa tops Minnesota United in friendly | Pro Soccer USA
The recently promoted EPL side easily dispatched Minnesota United, winning 3-0. The Loons fielded a side mostly made up of bench players.

For Bob Bradley, LAFC’s attacking style marks the culmination of all his coaching experiences – The Athletic ($)
The coach once derided for his conservative tactics is in charge of the most free-flowing attack MLS has ever seen.

Hack-A-Pax: Paxton Pomykal's adjustment to being fouled | Pro Soccer USA
As one of the better ball-winners in the midfield in MLS, FC Dallas midfielder Paxton Pomykal has made an adjustment to being fouled.

Atlanta United patient with trio of injured players
It doesn’t appear that Ezequiel Barco, Hector Villalba or George Bello will be rejoining Atlan...

Hundreds of LAFC fans shut out of El Trafico - LAG Confidential
The plot thickens.

Clint Dempsey’s Seattle-area home was really normal - Sounder At Heart
The former Sounders star announced he’s putting his home on the market and leaving the area.

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FIFA Puts An End To The Scourge Of Amazing, Impossible Goalkeeper Goals
Goalkeepers occasionally score goals. Some turn it into an art form; Brazil’s Rogério Ceni scored 131 times. Still, a game where a goalkeeper scores is rare. Even rarer still: a goalkeeper throwing the ball into the other team’s net for a goal.

Josh Kroenke responds to Arsenal fans’ open letter, still DGAF about Rapids - Burgundy Wave
Both Josh and Stan Kroenke made a rare appearance at DSGP on Tuesday night.

LAFC are making food and drink orders more convenient for fans at home games - Los Angeles Times
LAFC and Satisfi Labs have partnered up to expand their virtual assistant platform, Olly, with Apple Business Chat to offer a new system for fans to communicate directly with food and beverage vendors at Banc of California Stadium.