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Zlatan Ibrahimovic, three LA Galaxy DPs won't face Seattle Sounders

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is proving his critics wrong as he closes in on scoring 500 career goals for club and country.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic lays the ball off for Romain Alessandrini, who beats the keeper near post on a goal from way out.
LA Galaxy star Zlatan Ibrahimovic calls unsuspecting season-ticket holders who renewed for the 2019 season and offers them a few guarantees.
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The LA Galaxy will be without star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and all three of their designated players when they travel to face the Seattle Sounders on Saturday.

Jonathan dos Santos, Giovani dos Santos and Romain Alessandrini are all nursing injuries, while LA will not risk Ibrahimovic when the teams meet on the artificial turf at CenturyLink Field (4 p.m. ET, ESPN2).

Ibrahimovic has scored 15 goals in 16 starts for the Galaxy since overcoming the major knee injury he suffered last year that...

NYCFC, David Villa yet to make decision on future plans - sources

Ismael Tajouri-Shradi scored twice, including the late winner, to lead NYCFC past 10-man Toronto FC, which lost Jozy Altidore to a red card.

No decision has been made yet regarding the future of New York City FC captain David Villa, sources told ESPN, though there has been a certain level of frustration during the Spaniard's six-week knee injury layoff.

Reports in Spain on Friday suggested that Villa was thinking about retirement at the end of the season, and that the MLS club would not be renewing his contract.

But sources said both the club and Villa consider all options on the table. A decision will likely be made at the end...

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From August to May, 340 matches per season. Moreover, ESPN networks will televise a Match of the Week, predominantly on ESPN and ESPN2 and in Spanish on ESPN Deportes. Additionally, preview, review, and top goals shows will be available...

Toronto FC's Jozy Altidore drawing Ligue 1, Serie A attention - source

Jozy Altidore looks ahead to Toronto FC's push for the playoffs and discusses the youth movement on the USMNT.

Toronto FC and U.S. national team striker Jozy Altidore could be headed back to Europe, a source with knowledge of the situation has told ESPN FC.

Altidore, 28, has drawn the interest of a club in Ligue 1 as well as one in Serie A, the source said, but the Italian transfer window closed on Friday evening with no word of a deal.

The French window doesn't close until the end of this month, providing some more time to get a deal done should interest persist.

Altidore's agent, Lyle Yorks, didn't respond...

Colorado Rapids defender Edgar Castillo wants to stay after loan ends

The LA Galaxy once again conceded one-goal leads twice as the Colorado Rapids battled back to a 2-2 draw.

Thriving in his first season in Major League Soccer, Colorado Rapids defender Edgar Castillo would like to remain with the team after his one-year loan ends after the 2018 season.

Castillo, a 31-year-old U.S. international who was born in Las Cruces, N.M., joined the Rapids on a one-year loan with the option to buy from Liga MX side Monterrey.

"I would not like to go back to Monterrey, because I do not want to go back to Mexico now," Castillo said in Spanish during an interview with newspaper Diario...