LAFC announced today that forward Carlos Vela was voted the Major League Soccer Player of the Week for the second week of the 2019 MLS campaign.
With a goal and two assists, Vela helped the Black & Gold to a convincing 4-1 victory over the Portland Timbers on Sunday afternoon at Banc of California Stadium.
Vela’s first assist of the night came in the 14th minute, sending a corner kick into the box for a Mark-Anthony Kaye header to give LAFC the 1-0 advantage. In the 65th minute, Vela would add his second assist with a perfectly placed cross to Adama Diomande for an easy tap-in.
Three minutes later, the Club’s first-ever Designated Player would get his first goal of the season with a left-footed curling shot to the far post pushing LAFC’s lead to 4-1.
The MLS Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season through both media and fan voting in a process conducted by MLS Communications. A panel of journalists from the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) comprises 75 percent of the vote, while a Twitter fan vote represents the remaining 25 percent of voting. NASR consists of members of print, television, radio and online media.