Revolution in Los Angeles: Carlos Vela will lead LAFC against Dallas amid Bale effect

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The Mexican Carlos candlewho has just renewed his contract until 2023, will lead Los Angeles FC this Wednesday (LAFC) in the MLS match against Dallas FC, in a moment of enthusiasm in the Los Angeles club for the recent Welsh signing Gareth Bale.

We will have to wait until July 8, the day of the derby against the Los Angeles Galaxy, for Bale to debut in the LAFC jersey, but now it’s up to Vela to guide the leaders of the Western Conference in a high-voltage duel against Dallas , fourth of the table.

Vela, whose contract with LAFC expired on June 30, formalized the new agreement on Tuesday and expressed the desire to close his career with the Los Angeles team, in which he is proud to “represent Mexico“.

A tough game awaits the MVP of the 2019 season, against a Dallas hungry for revenge after stringing two games without a win.

Vela, who has six goals and four assists this year, contributed with a decisive pass this weekend in his team’s win against New York Red Bulls with which LAFC shielded its leadership with a four-point margin over Real Salt Lake.

His team trusts that his latest signings, bale and the Italian defender Giorgio Chiellinijoin the group at the beginning of July to debut on July 8 in ‘El Tráfico’ against the Galaxy.

The Galaxy itself, which fell to sixth position in the West after the last draw against the Portland Timbers, will play at home against Minnesota United, in a match in which the Mexican Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández will seek to meet again with the goal a month after the last time.

The Mexican has scored six goals this season, but the last one dates back to May 30 against Austin FC. Of course, in this period he has only played two games, since the league was partially stopped due to the commitments of the national teams.

In the program of this day, which will be played this Wednesday and Thursday, the duel between the Atlanta of the Venezuelan Josef Martínez and the New York City of the Argentine Valentín ‘Taty’ Castellanos also stands out.

‘Taty’ scored eight goals this year and is just one goal away from the top scorers, the American of Colombian origin Jesús Ferreira and the Argentine Sebastián Driussi.

The leaders of the East, the Philadelphia Union will be measured this Wednesday with the Chicago Fire of Mexican Jairo Torres at Soldier Field.