Latest Carlos Vela News

Galaxy, Zlatan Ibrahimović mutually part ways after 2 years

Nov. 13, 2019 5:30 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — You’re welcome and goodbye, Los Angeles. Zlatan Ibrahimović and the LA Galaxy are officially parting ways after two eventful seasons, the 38-year-old Swedish superstar and the club announced Wednesday. “I came, I saw, I conquered,” Ibrahimović wrote on...

Garber touts MLS successes while labor negotiations loom

Nov. 6, 2019 6:30 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Whether it's the increased talent in the league, a highly successful format change for the postseason, or the addition of more expansion teams, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber sees a wave of momentum heading into this weekend's MLS Cup final. That momentum could all come to a...

LAFC's Carlos Vela named MLS MVP after record 34-goal season

Nov. 4, 2019 4:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carlos Vela won Major League Soccer's most valuable player award by shredding scoring records and captaining Los Angeles FC to the best regular season in league history. Vela plans to stick around because he wants to do even more for LAFC next year. Vela accepted the Landon Donovan MVP...

Sounders upset league-best LAFC 3-1 to reach MLS Cup final

Oct. 30, 2019 1:50 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although Los Angeles FC had the best regular season in Major League Soccer history, the 2-year-old club had never been this deep in the playoffs. The tough, tested Seattle Sounders go deep almost every year, and they'll get to play for another championship after a vintage display of...

Powerhouse LAFC following Sounders' footsteps toward MLS Cup

Oct. 28, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The wildly successful expansion team with deep-pocketed celebrity ownership is one win away from the MLS Cup final. So is Los Angeles FC. A decade before LAFC made its flashy impact on Major League Soccer, the Seattle Sounders blazed a similar path. The Sounders also had an immediate...

Ibrahimovic gives no clues about future after playoff loss

Oct. 25, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic's future is unlikely to be known for at least a few weeks now that his season is over. The Swedish superstar dazzled Major League Soccer with 31 goals and led the LA Galaxy to the playoffs for the first time since 2016. His goal of winning an MLS Cup was denied,...

Vela leads LAFC past Zlatan's Galaxy for 1st playoff win 5-3

Oct. 25, 2019 2:42 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amid every unprecedented feat during Los Angeles FC's stellar season, one deficiency glared. Carlos Vela and his teammates had never managed to beat the LA Galaxy in a rivalry series that has been sizzling for its entire two-year history. With LAFC's season riding on the end of that...

MLS top coach Bradley leads LAFC's daily quest for greatness

Oct. 23, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Bradley rocks in his chair under the sizzling Southern California sun and gives an exaggerated New Jersey shoulder shrug. The Los Angeles FC coach can use his entire body to make a point, and he's emphasizing what's actually important about individual accolades, such as being named...

LAFC's Adama Diomande reinstated to roster before playoffs

Oct. 18, 2019 10:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles FC forward Adama Diomande has been reinstated after four weeks in Major League Soccer's substance abuse and behavioral health program. MLS announced the decision Friday. Diomande voluntarily entered the program for undisclosed reasons Sept. 20. He is cleared to return to all...

Ibrahimovic makes playoff debut as chase for MLS Cup begins

Oct. 17, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

Josef Martinez is back just in time to help Atlanta United try to defend its MLS Cup title. Martinez twisted his knee in a Sept. 21 game against the San Jose Earthquakes. The reigning league MVP was expected to miss several weeks but then he teased his return with a Rocky-inspired Instagram post. He started in...