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LAFC captain Carlos Vela named MLS Player of the Week

Mexican star throws down a marker for 2019 season.

MLS: Portland Timbers at Los Angeles FC Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

MLS announced on Monday that Los Angeles Football Club forward Carlos Vela has been voted MLS Player of the Week for Week 2 of the 2019 regular season. The vote is conducted by the North American Soccer Reporters, who make up 75 percent of the weighted vote, and by fans online who contribute 25 percent.

Vela scored a goal, officially notched two assists, and set up the fourth goal in a 4-1 romp over the Portland Timbers on Sunday.

The Mexican international, who recently celebrated his 30th birthday, stated after the match that he is aiming to be MLS MVP this season, and so far, he’s off to a great start.

This is Vela’s second MLS Player of the Week award in his career, after he took honors in Week 33 last season.

Congratulations to Carlos on the honor, and long may it continue.

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