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LAFC want a partner to keep Carlos Vela from leaving and they want this player from America before facing them in the summer

Vela's contract expires in December 2022.

Will LAFC will be able to retain Carlos Vela?
Will LAFC will be able to retain Carlos Vela?

America and LAFC will meet in August in a friendly match in Los Angeles at the home stadium of the Rams, champions of the last Super Bowl. Although the match is just a friendly, this match could get heated due to the current situation of the Californian team, which would be looking for an America player to join Carlos Vela in the attack.

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The Mexican attacker who arrived at LAFC as a designated player in 2017, has not been able to be champion with the Black and Gold, however, he has stood out with the Californian team and has given great performances. 

Carlos Vela since his arrival to the MLS team has scored 71 goals and distributed 32 assists, being the player who historically leads LAFC's numbers. Despite those records, the former Arsenal and Real Sociedad player does not know if he will stay with the club, so Steve Cherundolo's team is looking to Mexico to bring a Mexican teammate to the team.

Who would they bring to LAFC?

It's Mauro Lainez, who plays for America and after Santiago Solari's departure has lost his starting place to Alejandro Zendejas. Diego Lainez's brother's contract expires in 2023, so he only has one year left on his contract, a situation that would make America willing to negotiate in order to get money in the transfer.

Mauro can play on both wings and would be a great complement to Carlos Vela. In addition, he would be another Mexican in the squad which would allow Vela to feel more comfortable since he does not have teammates of the same nationality.

América vs LAFC

SoFi Stadium will host for the first time a soccer event involving four popular teams: America, Chivas, LA Galaxy, and LAFC.

Liga MX and MLS announced that on August 3, LA Galaxy will face Chivas while LAFC will do the same against America, a year before the start of the Leagues Cup.

LAFC knows that América will be looking for revenge after the Concacaf clash. Murillo recalled the Angelino team's victory over América in the semifinals of the Concacaf Champions League 2020 and is aware that these matches will continue to serve to grow the rivalry between the U.S. and Liga MX clubs.

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