Carlos Vela scores an extraordinary goal by outstripping three defenders.
Carlos Vela is having an extraordinary time with Los Angeles since his move from Real Sociedad. The Mexican has scored 38 goals in 52 appearances for the USA club, including a brace against San Jose Earthquakes last night.
The hosts kicked off in supreme fashion, leading through their left winger Diogo Rossi in the 6th minute. Eight minutes later, the LA FC Skipper Carlos Vela converted from the spot-kick to double the lead. He added one more to his tally in a spectacular fashion.
The Mexican carried the ball made a quick moment and dummy to deceive the opponent’s defence. When he received the ball from his teammate, Vela had his eye set on the goal. He dribbled past three defenders and managed to deceive the goalkeeper, who was not able to pluck the ball from his feet.
A defender was in the goal line, but it never mattered as Carlos Vela took time to find the back of the net from close range.
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Carlos Vela is Major League Soccer’s highest scorer this season. The striker has bagged 19 goals and set up his teammates on eight occasions, becoming the integral cog of Los Angeles FC.
After the 4-0 victory, coach Bob Bradley said: “To be clear on this, it’s 100 percent sure that Carlos isn’t playing this well because I told him to be like Messi. If it was that easy, I’d tell them all [to be like Messi], or I’d tell some to be like Xavi to spread it out a little bit.”
“My point to Carlos was just that when you come to MLS you have to set the bar that high,” Bradley added. “I’ve heard him say it, when he was in La Liga and there was Cristiano [Ronaldo] and Messi and some other guys, it’s hard for him to think ‘I want to be the best guy in the league.’ But when he got here I wanted him to think: now is your chance [to be the best in the league].”