Carlos Vela's MLS stats with Los Angeles FC in 2019 are ridiculously good

Vela has made MLS his personal playground

Major League Soccer is one of the fastest-growing football leagues on the planet.

While the standard of play is still far behind the likes of the Premier League and La Liga, more and more players are flocking to America to ply their trade.

Carlos Vela was one of the latest big names to grace the division when he signed for Los Angeles FC back in 2018.

And in 2019, the the former Arsenal striker has well and truly made MLS his very own playground.

After notching two goals in LAFC's 4-0 win over state rivals San Jose Earthquakes, Vela has added to his stunning MLS record - which won't be broken for quite some time.

After 25 games, the 30-year-old has scored 26 goals and notched 15 assists, with 41 goal involvements in total.

That's Lionel Messi-esque numbers from Vela.

The Mexican has actually broken the record for most goals and assists in a single season with eight games to spare.

Sebastian Giovinco previously held the record after his 38 goal involvements in 2015.

Not bad from Vela, who has been embroiled in a bit of beef with Zlatan Ibrahimovic throughout the season.

Prior to 'El Traffico' - which is LAFC vs LA Galaxy - Ibrahimovic said the media made a big mistake comparing Vela to him.

"Please do not offend me, I don't need to prove nothing, even if I don't score the goals today," Ibrahimovic told the media.

"I have a lot of respect for Vela, he's a good player, but you did one mistake, you compared him with me, that was your biggest mistake."

Vela already has 41 goal involvements this season

Ibrahimovic went on to score a hat-trick in a 3-2 win for Galaxy, with Vela scoring both of LAFC's goals.

The Mexican did fire back after the game, saying: "Comparing would show a lack of respect towards him, but if we look at the stats and forget age and whatever, I'm better than him right now, that's the reality."

After seeing Vela's numbers in 2019, it's hard to disagree with him...

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