Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores his 29th goal in the MLS season, but LA Galaxy misses Vancouver's seven-goal thriller
- LA Galaxy lost 4-3 at home to Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday night
- They move from second to fourth place at the MLS West Conference as a result
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored again and tied 1-1 in the first half
- Galaxy fell behind three times in a sloppy performance before granting late
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was on target again, but LA Galaxy were beaten by the Vancouver Whitecaps in a seven-goal game on Sunday night.
The veteran Swedish striker, who was associated with a move to Boca Juniors this week, drew at Galaxy after Donell Henry's first game.
But Galaxy saw their three-game winning streak end in a 4-3 loss after Michaell Chirinos scored the Vancouver winner in the third minute of the break.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates his 29th goal of the MLS season against Vancouver
The veteran Swedish striker equalized 1-1, but LA Galaxy lost 4-3
Ibrahimovic challenges Vancouver goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau as he looks for goals
The result sees the Galaxy fall from second to fourth place in the MLS Western Conference standings.
With one round of the regular season remaining, Galaxy have a one-point lead over Real Salt Lake for the final home game in the play-off knockout round.
Henry opened the scoring when he was converted from a corner by Hwang In-Beom on 20 minutes, but Galaxy equalized three minutes later when Cristian Pavon crossed for Ibrahimovic to score a 12-yard shot for the first time.
It was his 29th MLS goal of the season, placing him just behind Los Angeles FC's Carlos Vela, who is 31.
Vancouver celebrates its late Michaell Chirinos winner in the third minute of extra
Vancouver took the lead three times before earning points in the dying moments
Galaxy celebrates Chris Pontius's goal that seemed to have been worth a point
Vancouver-born 20-year-old Theo Bair regained his lead four minutes before the break with his foot out after Chirinos's shot deflected him.
LA equalized for the second time on 58 minutes when Uriel Antuna received a high pass from Jonathan dos Santos to finish.
But Tosaint Ricketts gave the visitors the lead for the third time with a six-yard header after Erik Godoy made a cross for the first time.
It looked like Los Angeles had scored a point, however, when Chris Pontius scored four minutes from time, only for Chirinos to divert home the last winner of Hwang's pass.
What is the table at the MLS West Conference with a season round left
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