MLS week 3

Carlos Vela and LAFC came north and dismantled a poor Earthquakes side 5-0. At the break the game was already over at 3-0. The Mexican star was outstanding, scoring a hat-trick for his team, his first in MLS. He was left off the National team that beat Paraguay 4-2 earlier during the week. 

Vela’s hat-trick highlights:

Los Angeles FC enjoy a perfect start of the season with a third consecutive victory. 

Coach Bob Bradley praised his team and Vela:

“They played one on one in the whole field, and we have really quick guys. We found the spaces and the moments to do the counterattack and then we controlled the game.

Carlos is a good player, this year he’s had such a good way of moving. Instead of just coming back for every ball he’s found a really good balance of being on the move more, and that’s really important.

He’s one of the guys and he works hard, he’s out there defending and chasing guys down, he’s battling with us. People look at what he does on the field, but what he’s like in the locker room and at training, we’re so lucky to have him.”