Timothy Tillman, the brother of Rangers star Malik, scores as Los Angeles FC inflict a humbling on former Ibrox star Matt Polster and New England Revolution.

The 24-year-old midfielder is German-born like his brother and started his career in his home country, but the former Bayern Munich talent signed a deal with LAFC earlier this year.

And the former Greuther Furth star is already making an impression as Timothy Tillman scored the third goal in a 4-0 rout, with once Rangers-linked Denis Bouanga netting a double.

Stipe Buik added a fourth in injury time, but the result had another Rangers angle with ex-Ibrox midfielder Matt Polster actually captaining New England Revolution.

The versatile USA international midfielder spent 18 months at Ibrox between the winter window of 2019 and the summer of 2020 but only made nine appearances for the Gers.

Captaining the MLS side in the absence of the influential midfielder Charles Gil, Matt Polster would’ve surely had disappointment in defeat but pride in captaining the club for the first time.

The defeat marks New England’s first loss of the season, with the side opening their MLS campaign with wins over Charlotte and Houston Dynamo.

Timothy Tillman scores as brother Malik waits on Rangers future

As Timothy Tillman grabs the headlines in the USA, Malik Tillman continues to impress for Rangers in Scotland.

But according to former USA star-turned-pundit Eric Wynalda, any prospective Rangers move for the Bayern loanee could hinge on the futures of Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry.

“Malik Tillman has some big decisions to make,” Wynalda told the Wondergoal podcast.

“The main reason why Bayern might be asking for his services would be the drama unfolding with Gnabry and Sane, who are also experiencing their own should I stay or should I go situation.

“The point of the loan was never that Bayern didn’t want him. It was more that they didn’t need him when they decided to loan him out.

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“His performances at Rangers have been very good and Bayern have been keeping a close eye on his progress.

“At the time of the original loan Rangers was really the only landing spot that made sense. Because he has truly proven himself now there are multiple teams that would take a very serious look at him on a permanent move. His price tag has certainly gone up.”

As Timothy Tillman nets for in the MLS, James Sands has been detailing the real reasons behind his return to the division.

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