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Enormous talent and oversized personality makes Zlatan Ibrahimovic perfect for Los Angeles

Enormous talent and oversized personality makes Zlatan Ibrahimovic perfect for Los Angeles

If this doesn’t work, if Zlatan Ibrahimovic fails to take the Galaxy out of the shadows of this city’s sporting landscape, the soccer franchise might as well not sign another big-name foreign player. Because if Ibrahimovic can’t make Los Angeles care about the Galaxy, there isn’t a player who can.

Literally and figuratively, the 6-foot-5 Ibrahimovic is a towering figure in the world of soccer. He was once was considered the third-best attacking player in the world behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. A creative, acrobatic and prolific goalscorer with unusually quick feet for a man his size, the 36-year-old Swede has played for several of Europe’s most famous clubs,...

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