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Carlos Vela confirms contract extension with LAFC

Carlos Vela confirmed he will remain with LAFC for the time being. 

After months of uncertainty and days away from free agency, the Designated Player revealed he re-signed with the Western Conference club. 

“It was a matter of time. I don’t want to leave until I win a title. Hopefully this year,” he said in an interview with ESPN before the match vs the New York Red Bulls. 

Vela has been instrumental in LAFC’s success since joining in 2018 from Real Sociedad as their first ever Desginated Player, managing 63 goals and 39 assists in 101 overall appearances for the club so far. It took Vela little time to get acclimated to the league, earning the MLS MVP and MLS Golden boot award in his second season for a record-breaking 34 goals in leading the team to the Supporters’ Shield.

Though his 2020 and 2021 were plagued by injury, he continues to lead the team in goals and assists.


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