All eyes on Ibra as Los Angeles prepares for derby
los angeles: Los Angeles Galaxy fans could get their first glimpse of Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Saturday as the Major League Soccer side gears up for a city derby with expansion team Los Angeles FC.
Saturday's clash -- dubbed "El Trafico" in a nod to the California metropolis's eternally gridlocked streets -- has been given an added edge by the Galaxy's capture of Ibrahimovic.
The 36-year-old Swedish striker's move to MLS from Manchester United was confirmed last week, with Ibrahimovic swiftly vowing to reignite the Galaxy's fortunes after they finished bottom of the league last season.
Ibrahimovic, who has not played since appearing for United in a 2-2 draw with Burnley in December, was only due to arrive in Los Angeles on Thursday, giving him little time to acclimatise to his new surroundings.
However the Galaxy have pointedly stated that Ibrahimovic is available for tomorrow's game at the Stubhub Center. Galaxy manager Sigi Schmid hinted that Ibrahimovic may well feature.