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Soccer: Ibrahimovic banned for violent conduct in LA Galaxy victory

Thanks for following the action between LA Galaxy vs Colorado Rapids through AS.com, until next time! 90'+3' Howard stops a new attempt from Galaxy again! 90'+1' Yellow card for Alvarez after a hard foul 88' The home side is close to add a new loss to its losing streak, which is worrying for the Galaxy fans 86' Galaxy trying to tie the game, but Antuna fails to score... 84' Galaxy seems lost on the field after Rapids goal 80' Both teams are stuck on the offense, Galaxy and Colorado fail to finish they're plays and the game's still scoreless 78' Colorado tries on goal again, but the attempt is sent to corner by Galaxy's defense Colorado's forward with a chance but his header goes to the Galaxy's net post 73' Polenta rushes to the other side of the field, shoots but Howard with a great save, keeps Colorado at ceros! 72' Colorado with the counter attack, but the Rapids fail to finish the play and Galaxy is saved again 70' Galaxy with touching the ball but with lack of danger, the home team is missing Ibrahimovic on the field...

67' What a save by Pipo Gonzalez, as he takes the ball out from the goal line after Colorado found a great chance, that ended up in nothing thanks to the LA defender 66' Lletget, Polenta, Antuna, but Howard is following the game and takes the ball from the Mexican's feet 65' Galaxy with the collective play, trying to get into Rapids small area, but Colorado is on spot and the home side can't find a clearing 64' LA Galaxy is getting ready to make the first move, Pontius will get into the field 62' The absence of Zlatan on the field is quite noticeable as Galaxy fails to finish plays 58' Colorado start finding themselves in the field, Lewis open the space but Kamara fails to finish the play and sents the ball over LA's box 56' Antuna and Feltscher with an outstanding collective play, but the attempt is cleared by Colorado's defense to sent it to corner! Colorado's forward had a clearing but his attempt is missed and goes over Galaxy's net 53' Galaxy got into the second half with the same intentions as the first one, the are pressuring up front and pushing Colorado backward to their side of the field Galaxy wins a free kick on the offensive half and the attempt passes so close over Rapids net!!!! Rapids goalie clears a great chance by Antuna to keep his box at ceros! 47' Boateng gets into Colorado's small area but Howard is on spot and takes the ball 46' Galaxy starts pressuring like in the first half First half stats LA Galaxy 0-0 Colorado Rapids 45'+3' Jona dos Santos crosses in front of Kamara who was in Galaxy's small area to save the Rapids attempt Galaxy had a great opportunity but the ball crosses the field from left to right... 45' We have arrived to the 45 minutes mark, but the play is still being reviewed....

42' Polenta gets a yellow card but the VAR is checking the play 41' Polenta with a hard foul, it could be a red card, the mood in the field is hot! 39' Polenta takes the ball from Nicholson with a lovely play, an outstanding defensive play from the LA player 38' Antuna with the counter attack, but is stopped by Lewis with a tactical foul, Galaxy with the free kick on the defensive half 37' Colroado with the most dangerous play of the game, Kamara gets into the field but Steres sents it to corner!! 35' Kamara lies down on the ground, but the game is not stopped 33' Around and 80% of the match is being played at Colorado's field, but the home side can't seem to finalize the plays and score Antuna wins a free kick on the defensive half 31' Galaxy is failing to complete the plays, despite arriving more to the rivals box 29' Abubakar clears a great Galaxy´s attempt that arrived after Polenta's service to Antuna 27' The rhythm slows down a bit, as both teams are playing center field 25' Galaxy wins a corner! 24' Polenta's center to Lletget is long and the ball leaves the field... 22' The game with a back and forth rhythm and Colorado wins a free kick on the offensive half, but he play ends in nothing 21' Colorado is saved by Smith who takes out the ball in the goal line!!!

21' Feltscher with a new chance, but Howard stops the attempt AGAIN! 19' Lewis had a one on one play against Bingham, but he fails to score, the Rapids lost a great opportunity 17' Boateng from the wing opens up the space but his center is cleared by Colorado's defense Kamara send the ball wide over Galaxy's box, the attempt is missed 15' Colorado wins a free kick on the offensive half, the Rapids have a great chance at hand 13' Howard has been tested since the begining of the match, the former US goalie is stopping everything, but for how long? Feltscher with a dangerous header, but the Rapids goalie is on spot and clears Galaxy's attempt 10' Colorado arrives to the LA net, but Bingham takes the ball and stops Rapids attempt 9' Alavarez with a great play, but the attempt is cleared by Howard 8' Colorado gets to Galaxy's area but the defense clears Rapids attempt easily 5' Colorado gets the ball for the first time in the game and starts creating plays looking for the LA box 4' Galaxy pushes Colorado to their side of the field and pressures up front, making Howard work since the very start of the game 3' Tim Howard with the first save of the game! 2' Galaxy starts pressuring Colorado since the begining 1' The home side starst with the ball and the collective play Galaxy moves and the game is on! Rapids striker Kei Kamara has 2 goals in 12 career games against Galaxy Colorado Rapids has lost their last eight games, tied for the longest losing streak in club history It was the first time in their last 19 home games Galaxy failed to score.

Four of the last five games between LA Galaxy and Colorado Rapids have ended in draws, the only exception was a 3-0 for the LA side in 2017 Colorado Rapids starting XI starting XI Colorado Rapids, MLS week 12 game to be played this Sunday, May 19 from Dignity & Health Sports Park to kickoff around 8:00 pm ET. May 11, 2019; Carson, CA, USA; LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (9) tangles up with New York City FC goalkeeper Sean Johnson (1) during the second half at StubHub Center. (Reuters) - LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was handed a two-game ban for violent conduct after he grabbed New York City goalkeeper Sean Johnson by the neck in their 2-0 MLS win last Saturday. Losers of three straight matches, the LA Galaxy have a golden opportunity to turn things around this Sunday (5:00 PT, SpectrumSN) against a shambolic Colorado Rapids team with just two points on the season. Word of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's two-game suspension for violent conduct comes on the heels of the news midfielders Jonathan dos Santos and Uriel Antuna were named to Mexico's preliminary Gold Cup roster.

The Rapids have lost nine matches thus far, but a majority have come by a single goal. LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was handed a two-game ban for violent conduct after he grabbed New York City goalkeeper Sean Johnson by the neck in their 2-0 MLS win last Saturday. The pair were involved in an altercation in the 86th minute of the match after Sweden's Ibrahimovic missed an opportunity to score, with Johnson going to ground holding his neck. "The disciplinary committee has suspended LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic for two games and issued an undisclosed fine for violent conduct in the 86th minute against New York City FC on May 11," the MLS said in a statement. Former Manchester United striker Ibrahimovic, who signed a new one-year deal with Galaxy last December, will miss matches against Colorado Rapids on Sunday and Orlando City on May 24th.