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By Fred Altieri
Sports Reporter 

Carlos Vela Named Major League Soccer MVP


November 7, 2019

George Laase

Carlos Vela of the LAFC scores a goal during the regular season. The LAFC was knocked out of the playoffs last week by Seattle. Vela won the Most Valuable Player Award in the Major Soccer League this year

It's finally official. Carlos Vela has been named the 2019 Landon Donovan MLS Most Valuable Player. For LAFC fans it was a foregone conclusion midway through the season as the 30-year old team captain led the Black and Gold to the best season record ever in MLS history. He did it with style and grace while also setting the league record for most goals in a season with 34.

Vela easily beat out Zlatan Ibrahimovic of the L.A. Galaxy, Josef Martinez of Atlanta United FC and Maxi Moralez of NYCFC by receiving almost 70 percent of the combined vote by the players, clubs and media. Validating his...

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