Carlos Vela

Remember Brad Guzan? He absolutely balled out vs. LAFC with nine saves

Brad Guzan made nine saves to secure a road point for Atlanta United in a 0-0 draw with Los Angeles FC on Wednesday.

The draw extended unbeaten streaks for both teams. Atlanta is 1-0-4 in its past five MLS games, while Los Angeles is 2-0-2 in its past four.

The result had the feel of two lost points for LAFC (7-1-5, 26 points) given how the home team dominated play. Los Angeles outshot Atlanta United by a 22-4 margin, including an 8-0 edge in shots on target.

10 MLS players who are worth the price of admission

The weather's warming, the flowers are blooming and your local MLS side is calling — it's tailgating season. If you're looking to schedule an outing, here are 10 players who are worth the price of admission.

There's no sound science behind this ranking so warning, some readers might be offended. But I really don't think you'll have a bad time watching any of these guys play live. 

The 10 Best MLS players 2023

#10. Jordan Morris | Seattle Sounders

Position: Left winger

Carlos Vela scores a brace and gives us another wholesome moment with his family

They call him the King of LA and he doesn't shy away from the moniker.

Carlos Vela was sensational against Vancouver Whitecaps, scoring a brace in LAFC's 3-0 win over the Canadians to complete a 6-0 aggregate thrashing in the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals series. 

If you're not happy with that, Vela also gave us a particular and emotional moment, celebrating one of those goals by hugging his two kids, Romeo and India, and his wife, Saioa Cañibano.

De Justin Bieber a levantar el trofeo: El día en que Carlos Vela se convirtió en campeón de la MLS

Cinemático, hollywoodense, extático y una dosis de mexicanidad. LAFC se coronó campeón de la MLS por primera vez en su historia al vencer a Philadelphia Union en una de las finales más emocionantes de la liga estadounidenses. Y Carlos Vela puso más que un granito de arena en la consecución del título.  

Además de los 12 goles y 13 asistencias que produjo durante la temporada 2022, el capitán de los angelinos influyó en dos de los tres goles que llevaron el partido a una emocionante definición a penales. 

LAFC wins MLS Cup after Gareth Bale scores 128th minute equalizer in greatest MLS game ever

The greatest game in Major League Soccer history was played on Saturday as LAFC defeated the Philadelphia Union to win MLS Cup 3-0 on penalty kicks after tying 3-3. There aren’t adjectives adequate to describe the excitement, heartbreak and drama this game had.

With the Philadelphia Union leading 3-2 in the final minutes of extra time, Gareth Bale was the hero of Los Angeles when he scored the latest goal in MLS Playoff history. A powerful header in the 128th minute saved his team which was on the brink of defeat. 

The war against Carlos Vela: LAFC's talisman faces harsh criticism after refusing to play for Mexico

Carlos Vela has been a hot topic this week. Not only because of the commanding way he led LAFC to the MLS Cup Final against Philadelphia Union this Saturday, but also because of the heavy criticism he has received in Mexico after a report emerged saying he had refused to represent the national team in the World Cup. Again.

MLS Cup predictions for Saturday's clash of the titans

For the first time in far too long, MLS Cup is a meeting between the premier teams in the Western and Eastern Conferences. If it feels like we've been waiting a while for this sort of heavyweight clash, the anticipation is only heightened by two sides that make creating a 2022 MLS Cup prediction feel like a fool's errand.

Both teams and their respective squads have been steadily building towards this moment for years, and the pain of falling agonizingly short time after time has been eased with a first-ever MLS Cup appearance for both clubs.

La zurda mágica de Carlos Vela lleva al LAFC a su primera final en la MLS

LAFC buscará su primer título de la MLS luego de vencer por 3-0 a Austin FC, en la final de la Conferencia Oeste de la liga estadounidense. Y gran parte del mérito angelino estuvo en los pies del mexicano Carlos Vela, quien participó de manera directa en dos de los tres goles.

Desde que renovó su contrato con el club a comienzos de 2022, Vela ha repetido una y otra vez que su objetivo es ser campeón de la MLS. Y horas antes del partido ante Austin FC volvió a decirlo. 

Inspirational Carlos Vela guides LAFC to first MLS Cup

LAFC reached its first MLS Cup thanks to two well-taken Carlos Vela corners — the first met by Chicho Arango, the second an unfortunate Maxi Urruti own goal — and a late Kwadwo Opoku strike to defeat Austin FC 3-0 in the Western Conference final. 

Thanks to its status as Supporters' Shield winner, LAFC will host MLS Cup at Banc of California Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 5 against the winner of the Eastern Conference final between the Philadelphia Union and NYCFC.   

El Tráfico provides us with another classic — LAFC scores 93rd minute winner to advance to WCF

Cristian Arango scored in the third minute of second-half stoppage to lift Los Angeles FC to a dramatic 3-2 victory over the visiting Los Angeles Galaxy in a Western Conference semifinal on Thursday night.

Denis Bouanga scored the first two goals for LAFC and also contributed indirectly to Arango's match winner to lift the home side to their second Western Conference final since joining MLS in 2018.