10.05.2019 13:00 of Stefano Bentivogli   See readings

Few people in this world can get away with referring to themselves in the third person but LA Galaxy’s no.9 is one such figure.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been a revelation since joining the league in the spring of 2018 with 31 goals in 36 matches, although this will be his first match-up vs. NYCFC.

The Swedish striker missed the 2018 Home Opener at Yankee Stadium by a matter of weeks, but in Anton Tinnerholm and Dome Torrent, NYCFC have two men on staff who know the 37-year old better than most.

Tinnerholm has locked horns with Zlatan on the training field at international level, while Dome Torrent was part of Pep Guardiola’s coaching staff when Ibrahimovic called the Camp Nou home between 2009 – 2011.

On his day, whether LA are playing well or not, the 6ft 5in forward is a huge goal threat and can score at any time, so it will be a big test for Sean Johnson and co. to maintain their recent stingy form at the back…