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Favio Alvarez receives paperwork

Available for selection Sunday

LA’s newest attacking weapon is officially cleared for action.

Following the news that Zlatan Ibrahimovic would be suspended two games for violent conduct, it was announced by the club Friday afternoon Favio Alvarez received his P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate. The 26-year old Argentina is now available for selection this Sunday vs. the Colorado Rapids, when fans will get their first look at a player Guillermo Barros Schelotto has had his eye on for some time.

With Ibra out of the lineup there are multiple paths the LA Galaxy boss can take against a Rapids team dead last in the Western Conference, but a 4-2-3-1 with Alvarez underneath Uriel Antuna and Sebastian Lletget shuffled to wing might be the best approach for the playmaker.

A Zlatan less Galaxy battle the Rapids Sunday at 5:00 PT.

The 26-year-old midfielder has been officially added to the Galaxy’s roster after receiving his P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate.