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LAFC FORWARD CARLOS VELA VOTED MLS PLAYER OF THE MONTH PRESENTED BY EA SPORTS

Channel1 Los Angeles

09 de abril de 2019

The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) announced today that forward Carlos Vela was voted the MLS Player of the Month presented by EA SPORTS™ by members of the media for the month of March of the 2019 MLS season.

Vela finished the opening month of the season with an MLS-leading six goals over five matches, while his three assists in March also tied for the most in the league. After last weekend’s 4-0 win over D.C. United on April 6, Vela continues to pace the league with seven goals and four assists.

Following a 2-1 LAFC win over Sporting KC in the opening week of the season, Vela helped LAFC defeated the Portland Timbers 4-1 at home on March 10, finishing the match with a goal and two assists. A week later, he would notch both goals in a 2-2 draw at New York City FC on March 17.

In Week 5, Vela rounded out his dominant month by notching his first career MLS hat trick to go along with an assist in a 5-0 road victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on March 30.

LAFC currently maintains a six-game unbeaten streak and tops MLS with a 5-0-1 record (16 points). The Club’s 19 goals scored are the most in league history over a team’s first six regular season matches.

Next up for the Black & Gold is a home matchup against expansion side FC Cincinnati on Saturday, April 13 (7:30 p.m. PT; YouTube TV, Univision KVMD, ESPN 710 AM, 980 AM ‘La Mera Mera’).

As part of every MLS Player of the Month award this season, EA SPORTS FIFA 19 will release a special FUT item to honor the winning player, this month recognizing Vela for his tremendous performance in the first month of the season. Vela can be unlocked via a special Squad Building Challenge now live in FIFA 19 Ultimate Team.

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