Major League Soccer has been informed by the LA Galaxy that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not participate in the MLS All-Star Game presented by Target on Aug. 1.,” the statement said.
“Per MLS policy, Ibrahimovic will miss the Galaxy’s match that immediately follows the All-Star Game, which is Aug. 4.”
The former Manchester United forward will miss out due to playing three matches in a week prior to the match, and also because of the increased traveling involved.
“I am disappointed to miss the 2018 All-Star Game against Juventus, one of my former clubs,” Ibrahimovic said to the LA Galaxy website.
“I want to thank the fans for voting me to the team. My main focus is to score goals and help the LA Galaxy to the playoffs.”
Ibrahimovic, 36, scored a hat trick in the Galaxy’s 4-3 win over Orlando City on Sunday to take his season tally to 15 goals in 17 games. The result moves LA up to third in the Western Conference standings.