Major League Soccer

Newcomers making early impact in MLS

Real Salt Lake midfielder Kyle Beckerman, right, trips up Los Angeles FC forward Carlos Vela (10) during an MLS soccer match at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, Saturday March 10, 2018. LAFC won 5-1. (Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

Carlos Vela has played around the world - most recently for La Liga's Real Sociedad. But he's a newbie to Major League Soccer.

Just two games in, the 29-year-old star from Mexico is already having an impact for Los Angeles FC.

In the expansion team's season opener against the Seattle Sounders, fellow newcomer Diego Rossi scored in the 11th minute off a pass from Vela in a 1-0 victory.


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