Since Zlatan Ibrahimovic retired from the Sweden national team, he has been earning awards in the MLS. While he is a superstar past his prime, he has done a lot of magical things for the LA Galaxy. With his premier season in the MLS, he was named the MLS Newcomer of the Year after scoring 22 goals.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his goals in his traditional flashy sense earning himself the AT&T Goal of the Year. While he is known for his outrageous quotes, in an interview with news.com.au he stated, “I don’t want to be too critical or something because the MLS will punish me, but I am MLS so don’t worry about it.” He knows his talents and abilities can allow him to be the face of United States soccer league.
With goals like a long half-volley earning him the AT&T Goal of the Year, he can help bring a new crowd watching the MLS. Additionally, the superstar after the game where he had scored two goals stated he had failed as he had promised his son three.
While the superstar in his prime would have never settled to playing in the MLS, after knee injury and an aging body, he has come here and taken over. In his second season, he has eight goals in seven games. When he is on the pitch during his tenure in MLS, he averages almost one goal a game and always does it with class. Being 37 does not slow him down and he can be a role model for younger individuals.
As in the videos below, you have to respect him for his creativity and eagerness to put on a show.
With the likes of him and other aging superstars like Wayne Rooney putting the MLS as a retirement league, it might show that the MLS is not a top tier league but the name brand superstars sell out stadiums which is what is needed to fund the next generation.