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Zlatan Ibrahimovic goal helps LA Galaxy clinch play-off spot

The Swede scored and provided an assist as his Los Angeles outfit secured a place in the MLS play-offs.

LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC HELPED LA Galaxy clinch their spot in the MLS play-offs, while New York City thrashed Atlanta United.

Ibrahimovic scored and provided an assist as the Galaxy edged Real Salt Lake 2-1 in Utah for their third consecutive win.

The striker flicked on a header that Cristian Pavon ran onto and finished for the 50th-minute opener.

Pavon returned the favour 30 minutes later, laying off for Ibrahimovic to side-foot home from inside the area for his 28th MLS goal of the season.

Nedum Onuoha pulled a goal back late for Real Salt Lake, but Galaxy held on to climb into third in the Western Conference.

Source: Major League Soccer/YouTube

Alexandru Mitrita inspired New York City to a 4-1 win over Atlanta United at Yankee Stadium as they retained their six-point lead atop the Eastern Conference.

Mitrita opened the scoring from the edge of the area in the 14th minute before netting his second with an effort off the post.

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The Romania international completed his hat-trick in the 34th minute, tapping away a rebound after a Brad Guzan save.

City’s Maximiliano Moralez missed a first-half penalty while Pity Martinez struck from the spot for Atlanta – who were without injured star Josef Martinez – before Heber’s late sealer.

Minnesota United came from behind to beat Sporting Kansas City 2-1 and secure their spot in the play-offs.

Carlos Vela scored a penalty in Los Angeles FC’s 3-1 win over Houston Dynamo, New England Revolution rallied to draw 2-2 with the Portland Timbers and Philadelphia Union recorded a 2-1 victory against the San Jose Earthquakes.

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