Major League Soccer

Ibrahimovic re-signs with LA Galaxy as designated player

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CARSON, Calif. (AP) Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed a new contract with the LA Galaxy that will make him one of the club's three designated players.

Major League Soccer's designated player rule allows a club to sign up to three players to higher salaries that do not count against the salary cap.

Ibrahimovic was named the MLS Newcomer of the Year after scoring 22 goals and 10 assists in 27 games this season. He was just the third player in league history to record a 20-goal, 10-assist season. The Galaxy were 9-2-4 in matches where he scored a goal. He was also named to the league's Best XI team and won the league's Goal of the Year award.

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