Kick Off: Zlatan sent off, but Galaxy scrape win | Team of the Week

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Galaxy win shorthanded after Zlatan red

Though left shorthanded by an impetuous Zlatan Ibrahimovic slap, the LA Galaxy snap a four-game slide by gutting out a 1-0 win at Montreal on Monday night. While Ola Kamara ran his goal streak to four games with a fine late winner, the Instant Analysis had to ask the obvious: What was Zlatan thinking? WATCH VIDEO | RECAP

Red Bulls brag on their central defense

New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch has hailed center back pairing Aaron Long and Tim Parker as the best tandem in MLS, and several of their teammates seem to agree with the boss. READ MORE

Big Apple sides rule Team of the Week, Telfer shines

Toronto FC's Ryan Telfer paced the field in Week 12 | MLSsoccer.com

New York's two clubs combined to account for half the field players in our MLS Team of the Week presented by Audi. Minnesota United FC netminder Bobby Shuttleworth grabbed his third nod in four weeks. READ MORE

Warshaw: What's going on in Colorado?

After repeated struggles in Colorado through the decade, Bobby Warshaw says the Rapids will need a consistent club plan if they want to turn things around. READ MORE

Kevin Alvarez claiming MLS offers

Olimpia's young Honduras right back Kevin Alvarez says he's weighing transfer offers [in Spanish—ed.] from clubs in MLS and Denmark. The 21-year-old worked all 180 minutes in his club's Concacaf Champions League ouster against the Red Bulls earlier this year. READ MORE

Scotland rings up Rapids pair

With injuries hitting his latest selection, Scotland manager Alex McLeish is handing emergency call-ups to the Colorado duo of winger Sam Nicholson and defender Danny Wilson ahead of friendlies with Peru and Mexico. READ MORE

American exports: Miazga hits, Hamid a champ

Matt Miazga helped loan employers Vitesse clinch a Europa League berth by scoring the opener in their playoff final clinching win at FC Utrecht. The US defender finished the term with a career-high four goals. WATCH VIDEO

Over in Denmark, Bill Hamid and FC Midtjylland celebrated the Superliga title following Monday's 1-0 win over AC Horsens. READ MORE

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