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MLS

Uriel Antuna said no to Liga MX to play along Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Uriel Antuna action photo during the match Mexico vs Germany, Correspondent to Group B of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017,

OMAR MARTINEZ

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The Mexican winger had offers from Liga MX clubs, but he preferred to play with LA Galaxy to be alongside names like Zlatan and the Dos Santos brothers.

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The Mexican winger Uriel Antuna rejected a comeback to Liga MX to join the MLS with LA Galaxy this season setting ambitious personal goals for the coming campaign.

In an interview with ESPN Antuna talked about his set targets: "Among my plan is to get as many assists as possible, for example, 15 assists and 10 goals at least throughout the season."

Antuna's expected to start when Galaxy faces Chicago Fire on Saturday at the opening match of the 2019 MLS season as he has been in the preseason.

Uriel Antuna had offers from Liga MX but the possibility to play alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Giovani and Jonathan dos Santos persuade the Mexican to pick the MLS as the right fit for him.

Playing with Zlatan

During the last preseason match against the Colorado Rapids, Antuna made an assist for Ibrahimovic something he intends to do more. The Mexican also believes that Barros Schelotto will use him more like a left wing during the season.

When asked if five years ago he had imagined that he would give an assist to a world soccer figure like Zlatan, Antuna laughed.

"I would not have believed it; I really would not have believed it."