Carlos Vela is a Mexican professional footballer who captains and plays as a winger for Major League Soccer club Los Angeles FC.
I understand professional sports are full of trash talk and bravado; the unnecessary and macho behavior is everywhere. But there is a time and place for such brashness, and following a heavy defeat is certainly not one of them. That said, the Zlatan vs Vela rivalry is becoming one of the best reasons to watch MLS this season.
Tomorrow night at 9:00 p.m. CT on ESPN, the LA Galaxy hosts Los Angeles FC in the fourth edition of El Tráfico. The early days of the Los Angeles Derby have been largely dominated by two players: LAFC’s Carlos Vela is the rivalry's top scorer with four to his name, but the Galaxy’s Zlatan Ibrahimović is right behind him with three, including that unforgettable brace on his MLS debut.
9+For many years, Carlos Vela toiled at Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal, whether on the bench or out on loan. The Gunners of that era were often derided for trying to “walk it in.” After some good years at Real Sociedad and now thriving at LAFC, this Carlos Vela goal vs San Jose on Saturday gave the Mexican forward a chance to literally walk it in.