Carlos Vela, injured, plays only 16 minutes; LAFC loses again

Carlos candle He felt a strain on the quadriceps in his right leg in the 15th minute of Saturday’s game between Vancouver Whitecaps and LAFC, which ended in a new 2-1 loss to Los Angeles. The Mexican forward’s injury is the same one he suffered in the first game of the campaign against Austin FC on April 17.

“The quadriceps situation is something that has continued to bother Charlie throughout the season. We were very cautious, even when it happened in that game against Austin. He’s worked really hard to get to a point where it doesn’t bother him, but today, when he sprinted early in the game, he felt it again, ”coach Bob Bradley said at the end of the game.

It should be remembered that, on that opening day, Vela wanted to continue in the game, but Bob Bradley immediately sent the change causing confusion. Time proved the American coach right, as the Mexican missed the three subsequent games.

“Carlos has injured his right quadriceps again, I don’t know what this will mean in relation to the All-Star Game or the Traffic, hopefully we will hear more about it tomorrow or Monday,” added Bradley.

And it is that, this Monday, the activity related to the MLS All-Star Game begins against the Liga MX figures with media day, followed by the skills test on Tuesday and the game on Wednesday. Carlos Vela was considered one of the great figures representing the North American league, but now, his participation is complicated.

“Until today, Carlos was doing well, training, playing, so obviously the expectation was that he would be part of the All-Star Game. Now, a few days before the game, in the last game before the All-Star, he is injured. Whenever there is an injury prior to said event, it has to be evaluated, but it was evidenced that when you have to take a player out of the game after fifteen minutes, something is wrong, you are worried and do not want to put him in a delicate situation that it’s worse in the long run, ”said Bob Bradley, who will also coach the all-star team.

Adding to the bad timing, LAFC extended its winless streak to seven. They also have four defeats in the last four games, something that had never happened in the club’s four-year history.

Vela left the court walking and was replaced by Cristian Arango.

Before the halftime break, at 45 ‘+ 2’, Diego rossi put LAFC ahead with a goal via penalty, after Javain brown committed a foul within the area on Brian Rodriguez which was reviewed in the VAR.

At 60 ‘, Vancouver Whitecaps leveled the score. Cristian Dájome put the service and Brian white he finished off from the right to make it 1-1.

The Los Angeles scene completely darkened at minute 89 ‘, when Ryan gauld received service from Ryan raposo to score the winning goal.

“I do not have many words at the moment, it seems that the narrative keeps repeating itself, we create opportunities, we do not realize and then, we must be strong as a group at key moments not to let the rival come back,” said Bob Bradley. “I’m trying with everything I have to help the players overcome the losing streak, but it seems that everything is repeating itself.”

LAFC will host the LA Galaxy at the Traffic Classic next Saturday, looking for the rivalry to be an incentive to get out of the wrong way.