Carlos Vela is leaving behind the bad start he had with his team, which has already accumulated three consecutive victories and, with important goals, the Mexican continues to shine in Major League Soccer (MLS). This Saturday, in the Los Angeles FC vs Real Salt Lake match, Carlos Vela scored a great goal that gave the victory to the Los Angeles team and drove the fans and narrators crazy.
In the 79th minute with the score tied at 1:1, Vela received a long pass from the right side of the midfield, chested it down inside the opponent's box, let it bounce, settled his body and shot in such a way that the goalkeeper had no chance. In this way, Los Angeles FC obtained the victory with a 2-1 score and reached 21 points, which placed them in fifth position in the Western Conference, only behind Seattle Sounders, Sporting Kansas City, Los Angeles Galaxy and Colorado Rapids.
However, it was not all joy for Carlos Vela, as after putting a ball against the crossbar, he had another clear opportunity to put his teammates ahead with a penalty kick in the 59th minute, which he missed due to the pressure of the bad night he was having. Injuries have not let the native of Cancun, Quintana Roo. In the following video we can see the best goals of Carlos Vela in the MLS, demonstrating his ability and his arrival to the goal, the Mexican striker continues to break nets.
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However, in the remainder of the tournament he will be looking to increase his goal-scoring quota (he has only scored two goals) and demonstrate the quality that characterizes him. The match was intense in the first few minutes. Diego Rossi gave the Angelinos the lead in the 10th minute, but moments later, in the 18th minute, Aaron Herrera equalized. That was the end of the first half, without many more emotions or goal options. Now, Los Angeles will have to prepare for their next match against Portland Timbers, a direct rival in the Conference, which will take place on July 21.
Undoubtedly, a player who has left his impact on the field and on all the fans of the Los Angeles team. But he is also a source of Mexican pride and an example that with a little determination and passion for the sport, you can go very far, just like Hugo Sanchez in his time at Real Madrid.