Major League Soccer announced on Monday, that Zlatan Ibrahimovic had landed himself on the “Team of the Week” for his two-goal, 19-minute performance during Saturday’s El Tráfico.

Ibrahimović who entered the game in the 71-minute for midfielder Sebastian Lletget was on the field for Chris Pontius’ 73-minute diving header. He then took the game over by launching a 40-yard shot over LAFC’s Tyler Miller for the game-tying goal in the 77-minute before scoring the game-winning goal on a cross from Ashley Cole in the first minute of stoppage time.

The Galaxy won the game 4-3 and vaulted themselves into third place in the Western Conference and took the first step in a series victory over upstarts LAFC.

On the afternoon, Ibrahimovic had two shots total with each finding the back of the net and touched the ball eight times in the match.

Additionally, Ibrahimovic is now the leading goal scorer on the team in front of Jonathan dos Santos, Sebastian Lletget, Ola Kamara, Chris Pontius, and Romain Alessandrini who all have one goal on the year.

Also on the “MLS Team of the Week Presented by Audi” was goalkeeper Sean Johnson (NYC), defenders Ike Opara (SKC), Michael Parkhurst (ATL) and Deklan Wynne (COL). The midfield consisted of Carlos Vela (LAFC), Ilie Sánchez (SKC), Bastian Schweinsteiger (CHI), and Christian Penilla. Finally, Dominique Badji (COL) and Jozy Altidore (TOR) combined with Ibrahimovic for the striker line.

The Galaxy are now 2-1-1 for seven points on the season.

The Galaxy will be in action this Sunday as they host Sporting KC at StubHub Center (April 8, 6 p.m.; SpectrumSN Spectrum Deportes).

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