Carlos Vela Opens Door for a Return to Mexican National Team

Carlos Vela has had on and off history with the Mexican national team. This seems to continue even today, as the 30-year-old confirmed that he has entirely given up on his international career. After having just picked up the MLS MVP award, the former Arsenal forward opened the doors towards a potential return to the Mexican national team. At 30 years of age, he is incredibly experienced and he has been able to play football in several parts of the world. Yet, Vela has stated his desire to retain at LAFC where he has had a major impact since making the switch from Real Sociedad in 2018.

After managing 15 goals in his first season with LAFC,Vela set about lighting the goal charts on fire following a blistering 2019 campaign. He was in contention with Zlatan Ibrahimovic of LA Galaxy for most of the season, but it wasVela who ended up on top with a return of 38 goals in 36 games. Even though LAFC were unable to progress past the Western Conference finals,Vela has been given plaudits from almost every corner.Vela has been able to break MLS single season record and his latest MVP award has raised expectations about a potential return to the national team.

Over the years, he has had a couple of hiatus from the national team. He has not featured for Mexico since 2018. His total record stands at 19 goals in 72 games for Mexico.“Everything is possible in this life. You can't close the door on anybody. You don't know where you'll end up. I'm open to listening to proposals, options, it doesn't hurt. In the end I'll decide what is best for me and my family when it's time. We can't consider ourselves the best team in [MLS] history because we didn't win the Championship,” said Vela.