MLS has been celebrating the 25th season that just ended with various remembrances and there’s been plenty of LA Galaxy influence across those celebrations.
That includes “The Greatest Goal” in the first 25 years of the league, and the winner? You know it, Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s debut goal in the league in 2018, in the first El Trafico against LAFC on March 31.
The award, decided by a popular vote, garnered 12.21 percent overall to take the crown, edging out a goal by the Seattle Sounders’ Obafemi Martins in 2015, which picked up 10.55 percent.
Objectively, the right goal won. You can blame recency bias or whatever, but it was a truly remarkable goal. I’ve seen a few people blame LAFC goalkeeper Tyler Miller for hanging off his line, but honestly, no other player in MLS would have attempted the shot Zlatan did. Maybe no other player in the world would have tried it. It was a goal so audacious that it broke the idea of what’s possible when it comes to scoring goals.
So congrats to Zlatan, I have no idea if he’s savoring this or hasn’t given it a thought, but it was a helluva goal nonetheless!
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