MLS

New York Red Bulls not worried about Ibrahimovic tactics

Zlatan Ibrahimovic #9 of Los Angeles Galaxy controls the ball during the second half of a game against the Real Salt Lake

Sean M. Haffey

AFP

Week 10 of the MLS will pit NY Red Bulls against Los Angeles Galaxy, and despite Zlatan's incident with Nedum Onuoha, the New York side is not worried.

The incident between Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Real Salt Lake defender Nedum Onuoha has filled conversations in the MLS this week.

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The LA Galaxy captain taunted the centre back several times during the game, which is why Onuoha refused to accept Zlatan's apology when the Swede visited him in the dressing room after the game.

Ibra even admitted he needs to feel angry to feel alive on the field, to be good, a statement that doesn't seem to worry the New York Red Bulls squad when they host the LA side for this week's match.

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Al Robles, the NYRB coach, admits it will be complicated to go up against Zlatan since he's the offensive key player. "We're talking about one of the greatest players of our generation, and he has not stopped stepping onto the acceleration since coming to the MLS, which is great for Galaxy and the league, which is why he poses a pretty big challenge."

Ibrahimovic's tactics

Defender Tim Parker talked about what he expects from Zlatan during the game saying that he doesn't really pay much attention to his tactics, because he just goes out on the field to play.

Aaron Long also had something to say for the upcoming visit of the Swedish Lion. "He is a great player, his pedigree proves it, the goals he has per game and how he's doing this year. He's going to try to limit time and space.

Los Angeles Galaxy

The squad led by Guillermo Barros Schelotto has seven victories, one draw and one loss, for a total of 22 points, which puts them in second place of the Western Conference.