Carlos Vela has broken plenty of records with Los Angeles FC in his first two seasons in Major League Soccer.
The Mexican has scored 50 goals in 61 games in the United States and, having only just turned 31, he’s a few years away from retirement yet.
Due to his outstanding performances in the States, American fans are all asking the same question – how come he never played for a big club?
Vela’s most successful spell in Europe came at Real Sociedad and one of his coaches in San Sebastian was Eusebio Sacristan, who spoke to MARCA Claro about his former player.
“He’s been everything he wanted to be and he’s achieved everything he wanted to achieve,” the coach said.
“He wanted to be happy playing football, doing great things, and he did that in Spain.
“He ended up doing it at Real Sociedad, where he was an important and attractive player who enjoyed each day he was at La Real because he was happy, playing in that team and trying to do his best.” Continue reading