LAFC’s Carlos Vela named MLS MVP after record 34-goal season

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GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carlos Vela won Major League Soccer's most valuable player award by shredding scoring records and captaining Los Angeles FC to the best regular season in league history. Vela plans to stick around because he wants to do even more for LAFC next year. Vela accepted the Landon Donovan MVP Award on Monday at Banc of California Stadium after winning nearly 70% of the total vote over LA Galaxy superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Vela scored an MLS-record 34 goals and added 15 assists, setting a new league mark for combined scoring in his second season with the 2-year-old club. "For me, it's just a reward for all the effort and all the work," said Vela, the first Mexican player to win MLS' MVP award. "My teammates are an important part to get th
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