LAFC won, but Carlos Vela’s level of play is worrying: he did not participate in the win and touched the ball a little
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Los Angeles FC won again in the MLS, in this 3×1 away opportunity against Sporting Kansas City, but the Mexican striker and captain of the Angelenos, Carlos Vela, once again passed without penalty or glory through the field of play.
In the feast that the LAFC players made, Vela participated very little in the attacking plays and he also did not touch the ball in any of the actions of the three goals that made the fans of the Banc of California Stadium scream.
Vela’s poor performance cannot go under the table. In the last defeat in “El Clásico del Tráfico” against his city rivals LA Galaxy, he did not shine or stand out either, in contrast to the great level shown by Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández who in that clash marked and guided his team.
Through social networks, some fans who watched the game on television commented on their impressions when they saw the 33-year-old striker so lost and barely touching the ball, despite being the highest paid in the club (franchise player) and wearing the captain’s armband.
The ‘Bombardier’ has four goals in seven appearances in this 2022 MLS season. Their LAFCs compete at the top of the Western Conference with Austin FC and the Galaxy.