Zlatan Ibrahimovic lived up to the bravado on Friday, scoring all three goals to power the LA Galaxy to a hard fought 3-2 victory over MLS rivals Los Angeles Football Club.Â
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the perfect hat-trick as LA Galaxy closed the gap on LAFC to nine points at the top of MLS.
Frank Lampard is hopeful the familiarity of Chelsea will aid his progress as a manager, as he prepares for a first Premier League season.
Danish internationals Thomas Delaney and Jacob Bruun Larsen scored second half goals as Borussia Dortmund handed Liverpool a 3-2 defeat in the opening game of the Premier League giants pre-season US tour on Friday.
Alan Shearer told Steve Bruce to reject the Newcastle United job, but he says he had support from David Beckham.
Senegal coach Aliou Cisse rued his side's inability to recover from an early goal as their wait for a first Africa Cup of Nations title was extended following Friday's 1-0 loss to Algeria.
Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi saluted his side's "incredible" Africa Cup of Nations triumph after they defeated Senegal 1-0 in Friday's final to lift the trophy for the first time since 1990.
Matthijs de Ligt may have left the Eredivisie champions to join Juventus, but Ajax have moved quickly to bring in Edson Alvarez.