Ibrahimovic, Carlos Vela... MLS week 9 highlights
Two months into the 2019 season, the LA teams continue to dominate the league, although Seattle and Houston remain hot on their heels at the top.
MLS week 9 ended with the match between LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake, a game where a hungry Zlatan was expected as he continues his fight for the top-scorer title, and an LA squad wanting to close the gap between them and first place in the Western Conference.
The weekend had its high and lows moments, like LAFC captain, Carlos Vela making history and Omar Browne debuting with a goal in Montreal's victory. However, the weekend also left some fortgettable moments like Pity Martínez' tantrum and the dispute between Zlatan and Onuoha along with the lousy state of Impact's field.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic show
The LA Galaxy superstar is characterized by not having much patience especially with rivals, something that was in full display during their game against Real Salt Lake. The 'Swedish Lion' scored the winning goal and during his celebration fronted up to Onuoha as he appeared to mock the defender.
At the end of the game, the Galaxy captain looked for Onuoha in the locker room to shake his hand, but thanks to the intervention of people from the club, the encounter in the hall wasn't anything major, and both players were taken away from the scene.
Vela keeps breaking MLS records
Los Angeles FC captain, Vela, scored his 11th goal in 10 games this season, surpassing the mark held by Chris Wondolowski who scored 10 goals in 10 games. Thanks to Carlos Vela's goal, LAFC got a point in their visit to Seattle to remain in first place of the Western Conference.
Pity Martinez' tantrum
The Argentine player was substituted at the 70th minute in the victory of Atlanta United over Colorado, something Pity wasn't happy about, and as he left the field, he made it known to Frank de Boer by screaming and refusing to shake hands with teammate Villalba who was waiting to come on.
Wonderwall sounds at Allianz Field for the first time
Minnesota fans waited for three games to sing Wonderwall in their new stadium, and finally, after two draws the 'Loons' got their first win at Allianz Field which meant the Oasis song blared in the stadium at the end.
The game looked like it would end in another draw, but Angelo Rodríguez scored before the end of the match to give Minnesota the long-awaited win.
Montreal Impact pitch in terrible condition
The low temperatures in Canada cause Saputo Stadium to be in an awful state, but the real problem is due to the care, or lack thereof, of the lawn, as the game between Colorado and Portland was played in worse weather, but the state of the field was much better than what we saw in Montreal.
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