Player of the Day

FC Player of the Day, Oct 6: Carlos Vela (Los Angeles FC)

The Mexican broke the record for the most goals scored in a single MLS season.

 
12:04pm on Monday 7th October 2019
By
Martin Macdonald
Carlos Vela
W (R), S (C) - Los Angeles FC
MAN OF THE MATCH
10
Oct 6, 2019
3Goals
6Total shots
4Shots on target
3Crosses
19Final third passes
11Touches in box
3Dribbles
3Duels won

LAFC may be one of the youngest teams in Major League Soccer, having been established just five years ago, but are already looking like a powerhouse. They claimed their first-ever trophy earlier in the campaign in the form of the Supporters' Shield and have finished 16 points clear of Seattle Sounders in the Western Conference.

A major contributing factor to this success has been Vela, who needed one goal to break Josef Martinez's 31-goal record against Colorado Rapids. Just to make sure, though, he got three - and in quite brilliant fashion.

The record-breaking goal came 28 minutes in when he took advantage of some unsure Colorado defending to curl an absolute beauty of a strike into the top left corner from 25 yards. The second wasn't bad either - just a spectacular bicycle kick to make it 2-0.

His hat-trick goal was much simpler, passing home after a cross from Tristan Blackmon.

Los Angeles FC fixtures, results, and statistics

 
Name
Team
Nationality
Position
Age
Apps
MOM
Fouls P90
Fouled P90
Tackles Att/Won P90
Aerials Att/Won P90
Intercept P90
Clearance P90
Err Chance P90
Err Goal P90
Touches P90
Passes P90
Pass comp %
Final Third P90
Long ball P90
Poss Lost P90
Shots P90
On Target P90
Blocked P90
Touches box P90
Big chance P90
Decisive
First
Equaliser
Penalty won
Clean sheet %
Saves P90
Goals con P90
Pen con
Pen saves
Form
Carlos Vela
MEX
F (RC)
30
34
2996
36(9)
10
9
1
0
0.4
2.8
0.7/0.5
-
0.3
0.2
-
-
61.5
32.5
75%
20.7
1.9
20.8
5.1
2.3
1.2
8.1
0.4
0.3
0.2
4
29%
-
1.1
0
0
88
Extra note text etc..

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