ExtraTime Radio: Who is Stefan Ishizaki? LA Galaxy's new No. 10 & Zlatan Ibrahimovic's buddy

Center of the Galaxy?

When you talk about the LA Galaxy it's always the same three Designated Player names that come up. But Week 5 showed us that it may be time to start including a new star to the mix. Swedish midfielder Stefan Ishizaki showed off his pedigree against Chivas USA, pulling the strings behind Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane in the attack. We talked to him about his first MLS goal (it's a beauty -- watch it here), his no-brainer move to LA and his friendship with former Swedish national team teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic. In fact, if the Galaxy ever need him to make a call, he says he would!
But the biggest match of the weekend was Portland-Seattle, which lived up to the hype. Scoreline aside, the guys discuss what made it so epic. The biggest win? It was Toronto FC going into Columbus and defeating the previously perfect Crew. But is it really true that fans at Crew Stadium booed Michael Bradley after he was subbed off? We go into the merits of whether home fans should recognize great visitor performances.

Also on the show, we talk about the rumors of expansion to Atlanta, we elect the best Spanish player in MLS and make a half-hearted attempt to name the world's most famous cyborgs.


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Simon Borg is a senior editor and on-air analyst for MLSsoccer.com, and the original creator of the "Kick Off" on MLSsoccer.com. He loves organic strawberry jam and once pushed a big kid into a puddle while playing soccer in Malta. And he would do it again right now.

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Andrew Wiebe is a new media editor for MLSsoccer.com. He previously covered Sporting KC, once scored an unintentional goal from midfield and tries to bring an analytical mind to the beautiful game. Weekend center back, history junkie and Jayhawk.