VELA SET FOR LAFC CONTRACT EXTENSION

Mexican forward Carlos Vela is set to sign a contract extension at Major League Soccer (MLS) outfit Los Angeles FC (LAFC) according to various reports emanating from the media in the United States of America (USA). His current deal with LAFC comes to an end on June 30, but the contract would be extended to cater for the remainder of the current MLS season until the end of this year.

There has been a lot of speculation on the long-term future of Carlos Vela at LAFC. At the start of the season, Vela told reporters that he's waiting on the offer of a new contract from LAFC officials to suggest that he's willing to continue his professional football career at the club. Carlos Vela talked about a new contract offer when he was quizzed by reporters earlier this year.

VELA IN TALKS FOR NEW DEAL BUT NOTHING POSITIVE YET

LAFC and star forward Carlos Vela remain in active contract talks but no deal is imminent, sources tell MLSsoccer.com. Vela’s contract expires at the end of June, falling in the middle of the 2022 MLS season. Vela has been eligible to sign a pre-contract agreement with any team abroad since Jan. 1, but remains in talks with LAFC.

MLS PREVIEW: LOS ANGELES GALAXY AT INTER MIAMI

LAFC heads to the Sunshine State to take on Inter Miami in a nationally televised match on Saturday morning. It is just the second match-up between the teams in their history, and the first visit to Miami ever for the Black & Gold. LAFC opened the 2020 season handing Miami a 1-0 defeat in their first-ever match at Banc of California Stadium behind a goal from Carlos Vela.

CARLOS VELA CROWNED MLS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Carlos Vela has been voted the Major League Soccer Player of the Week for the first week of the 2022 MLS season. Midfielder Ilie Sánchez has also been named to the MLS Team of the Week for Week 1 after a stellar LAFC debut.

VELA: ARSENAL ARE STILL IN MY HEART

Former Arsenal striker Carlos Vela has revealed that he still sees the Gunners as one of his favorite clubs, citing that they still have a special place in his heart. The South American striker, who currently plays for United States Major League Soccer side Los Angeles Galaxy, revealed this in a recent interview that was uploaded to YouTube that even though he no longer plays for the north London club, he still fancies them and holds them close to his heart as one of his most favorite clubs.

VELA’S YEAR IN FOCUS

Carlos Vela had a disappointing year. The nine game run that he had in June/July was the only time he played consistently in a season ravaged by recurring minor injuries. The Mexican was hoping for better fortunes than the one he had in 2020, but things didn’t exactly work as planned for the LA man.

Vela has a sad story with minor injuries, he has always been plagued with it enough he had some freedom in 2018 and 2019. Vela started 2021 on the back of an injury that he picked up towards the end of 2020. The highlight of his injury crisis was in a game where Vela injured himself, signaled to be removed, changed his mind, only for him to fall down almost immediately. He spent weeks on the sideline after this.

VELA: 2005 U-17 WORLD CUP REVIEWED

LAFC star Carlos Vela was the main man for Mexico as they won a FIFA-organised tournament for the first time in their history at the 2005 u-17 World Cup tournament in Peru. Carlos Vela and Mexico were not favourites to win the tournament, but they went all the way to the final where they battled with Brazil for the right to win the tournament.

Mexico and Brazil faced off in the final of the tournament. The Brazilians were heavy favourites to win the final and the tournament in the process, but they were unable to live up to the status. At the end of 90 minutes, Mexico stunned Brazil 3-0 to win the tournament and Carlos Vela got one of the goals.

LAFC EXERCISE OPTION ON VELA

Major League Soccer (MLS) outfit LAFC (Los Angeles FC) have exercised the option in the contract of Carlos Vela at the club. Carlos Vela has spent the last four seasons at LAFC and there's an option in his contract for a fifth season at the club. LAFC made the decision to exercise that option earlier this week meaning that the Mexican striker is obligated to spend a fifth season at the club.

LAFC confirmed on Wednesday that they have activated the option for a fifth season in Carlos Vela's contract. LAFC made the move in time before the November 30 deadline for non-playoff teams to reveal their roster moves to the MLS. LAFC had an average regular season in the MLS this year and didn't make the playoffs as a result.

VELA AMONG BEST-SELLING MLS JERSEYS

Los Angeles FC (LAFC) attacker Carlos Vela is among the best-selling MLS jerseys this season. This is remarkable considering the fact that the Mexican international missed a big part of the MLS Regular Season this year due to injuries.

MLS recently unveiled the best-selling jerseys for this year in conjunction with Jersey Week and Carlos Vela was third on the list for the best-selling adidas jerseys on MLSstore.com.

Carlos Vela was beaten by just the duo of Peruvian striker Raul Ruidiaz and Josef Martinez of Venezuela.

Atlanta United star Martinez is the player with the most jersey sales in the MLS this year, while Seattle Sounders attacker Ruidiaz is in second place.

LAFC: VELA SET FOR INJURY RETURN

Mexican striker Carlos Vela could make his long-awaited return from injury when Los Angeles FC (LAFC) take on Seattle Sounders later this week.

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