MLS has seen many big-name players come to the league in recent years with the likes of Giovinco, Villa, and Schweinsteiger all choosing to come and change their respective team’s trajectory. Arguably though, Carlos Vela has had the biggest impact on any team since he joined LAFC. Vela’s career began in his home country of Mexico, with Guadalajara although he never made a senior appearance for the team. His performances for Mexico in the U-17 World Championship where he won the tournament as well as the Golden Boot attracted interest from many European teams, which lead to Arsenal signing him in 2005.
Carlos Vela’s time at Arsenal was a roller coaster. Initially, Vela was denied a work permit in the UK, causing him to be loaned out to many Spanish sides for 3 straight years. In 2008, he finally made his competitive debut for Arsenal, and played very well for the team and becoming only the second Mexican ever to score in the premier league. Never being able to lockdown a starting spot for the Gunners, Vela permanently moved to Real Sociedad in 2012, after a successful loan move. In Anoeta, Vela finally hit his stride. Carlos Vela would go on to become a hero in La Real, making 250 appearances and scoring more than 70 goals in his 7 seasons there. In 2018, it was announced that he would move to expansion side LAFC, and became the team’s first-ever designated player. In their first season, LAFC quickly became one of the best teams in the league, heavily because of coach Bob Bradley, and captain Carlos Vela. His impact rippled throughout the league, so much so that he was elected to the All-Star game in his first season, and was even voted as the MLS All-Star captain. Internationally, he has been heavily involved with “El Tri” as of late, being a vital cog in his nation’s qualification to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He has been part of the Mexican sides that won the Gold Cup in both 2009, and 2015, and has played in the 2010, and 2018 editions of the World Cup.
Carlos Vela is easily one of the most influential Mexican players in the World. His knack for beating defenders one-on-one and being able to score outrageous goals has made him an immortal legend in MLS. Our signed Carlos Vela memorabilia is a sure way to commemorate an international legend, and bring considerable value to your entire collection at the same time. The better he gets, the higher the value of his sports collectible get so shop for yours now before prices rise!
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