The Black and Gold Win in Style
Cracklitos Vela made an appearance this past weekend when LAFC easily defeated a demoralized Colorado Rapids. Getting a comfortable 3-0 win . Charlie Candle would be responsible for all three goals. Scoring the 2022 league’s first goal via a penalty kick in the 29th minute. Vela would add a second goal just five minutes later. It wouldn’t be until the second half in the 50th minute where Vela would seal the deal and grab his hattrick. Vela started the 2022 season at the level many fans hoped and put the whole league on notice. LAFC have won the last five consecutive season opener matches, a quite impressive streak. These are crucial wins as it gives a team motivation and confidence. LAFC made easy work of the Rapids who were coming into this match after a gut-wrenching loss in penalties in the Concacaf Champions League to the Guatemalan team Communicaciones. This game was also being considered as a revenge game for LAFC, after losing in embarrassing fashion to them in the last game of the season. LAFC will receive the visit of the Portland Timbers on sunday March 6th.
Vela Forces LAFC Into a Tough Situation
While all is good and dandy with the Black and Gold, there is still an issue that looms around them. What will they do with Carlos Vela? Reports are out saying he would like a move back to Europe. Starting off the season with a hattrick, his third as a LAFC player. It would be a crime to let him walk for free after this season. Vela has been a fan favorite since his arrival. However, he has yet to bring what many fans expected, a MLS Cup. With his contract set to expire at the end of the season and how he has started his 2022 season Vela will be a player in demand. The fans would definitely love to have him stay but ultimately the board and his agent must do the negotiations and that will take some time. LAFC fans are hopeful an extension can be reached but ultimately we know it is up to the player to decide. For now let us enjoy all the magic that Carlos Vela produces at Banc of California Stadium.