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Former Arsenal star Carlos Vela breaks MLS record for most goals scored in singles season

Los Angeles FC striker Carlos Vela broke the MLS record for most goals scored in a single season on Sunday.

The former Arsenal man netted a hat-trick for his side against Colorado Rapids to ensure he has now grabbed a remarkable 34 goals this season – surpassing Josef Martinez’s former MLS record.

The 30-year-old, who continues to vie with Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the league’s most potent attacker, began the match level with Orlando City’s Martinez, who registered 31 goals to win the MLS Golden Boot last term. 

Striker Carlos Vela has broken the record for most goals scored in a single MLS season

Striker Carlos Vela has broken the record for most goals scored in a single MLS season

However, the Mexican broke the record in the 28th minute before adding a second just two minutes later.

He then added to his tally in the second half, netting his hat-trick goal in the 51st minute to wrap up a 3-1 victory over Colorado at the Banc of California Stadium.

Los Angeles have secured their spot in the Final series after finishing a massive 16 points ahead of Seattle Sounders at the top of the Western Conference. 

It has been a fine season so far for Vela’s side, who lifted their first major trophy last month by winning the Supporters’ Shield. 

The former Arsenal man grabbed a hat-trick as Los Angeles FC beat Colorado Rapids 3-1

The former Arsenal man grabbed a hat-trick as Los Angeles FC beat Colorado Rapids 3-1

Original article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7545157/Former-Arsenal-star-Carlos-Vela-breaks-MLS-record-goals-scored-singles-season.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490

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