He may have won the league in four countries, but in the United States, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has yet to lift a champion buckle. Maybe it will come this year, because now his Los Angeles Galaxy has qualified for MLS playoffs.

It's close to the Western Conference playoffs and the strikeouts have replaced each other for Galaxy, which played well this fall. In the important away game against Real Salt Lake, the third straight victory, and as usual, Zlatan showed the way. At the beginning of the second half, the Swede played to Cristian Pavón who scored 1-0, half an hour later he thumped his 28th goal of the season himself.

Fighting for bad guys

The home team got a reduction, but no more and after 1–2 continue to see themselves just above the important line. Seven teams are still fighting for the remaining four playoff spots in MLS's western half.

Ibrahimovic can completely focus on another fight - the one about shooter victory. With two games left to play in the baseline series, he now has 180 minutes to catch up with Los Angeles FC's Carlos Vela, who, with tonight's goal against Houston, has scored 30 goals, two more than the Swede.

For Galaxy will be the first playoffs since 2016, when the team reached the semi-finals.