Zlatan Ibrahimovic made pretty much the best possible MLS debut on Saturday, coming off the bench, helping to set up a goal and scoring two more in a furious LA Galaxy comeback effort that led to a 4-3 win over LAFC in the first edition of the local rivalry.
Naturally, the world took notice.
The dos Santos brothers, sitting in the StubHub Center stands as they were too injured to play alongside their new teammate, celebrated like fans.
— Jonathan Dos Santos (@jona2santos) March 31, 2018
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Game recognized game, as NFL star JJ Watt, a well-known soccer fan, knew better than to doubt the Swede.
Speaking of Swedes, Ibrahimovic's compatriot, actor Joel Kinnaman, honored the star after his heroics.
Orlando Pride and US national team forward Alex Morgan, who is married to Ibrahimovic's new teammate Servando Carrasco, had a simple reaction to his performance.
I love that so much. Thank you #zLAtan— Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) March 31, 2018
Baggio Husidic, who helped turn the tide for the Galaxy when he came off the bench, highlighted his alma mater's unique take on Zlatan's day.
🤷🏽♂️🤷🏽♂️🤷🏽♂️ https://t.co/A7HMK1LcGl— Baggio Husidic (@Ba66io) March 31, 2018
Among other MLS players, there were a variety of responses. Nick Rimando poked a bit of fun at the bargain the Galaxy got in signing Ibrahimovic.
This TAM player just became the star of LA.— Nick Rimando (@NickRimando) March 31, 2018
Lee Nguyen pondered the possibilities once Ibrahimovic settles in.
Imagine what #Zlatan could of done if he had a week to train with the team 🧐— Lee Nguyen (@LeeNguyen24) March 31, 2018
ESPN reporter Don Van Natta Jr. called back the Los Angeles Times ad Zlatan placed when he signed with the Galaxy.
And former Galaxy star David Beckham -- a one-time Paris Saint-Germain teammate of Ibrahimovic's -- promised there's more where that came from.