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IMG to go market-by-market with MLS rights after Eurosport pulls out

CARSON, CA - AUGUST 24: Zlatan Ibrahimovic #9 of Los Angeles Galaxy takes a shot on goal as Tyler Miller #1 of Los Angeles FC makes a save during the Los Angeles Galaxy's MLS match against Los Angeles FC at the StubHub Center on August 24, 2018 in Carson, California. The match ended in a 1-1 tie. (Photo by Shaun Clark/Getty Images)

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