The saga of Carlos Vela returning or not returning to the Mexican national team has become slightly boring, especially because the likelihood of him coming back is remote at best.
The gossip in recent weeks fueled by the LAFC player and MLS MVP's outstanding displays for his club during 2019 and Vela not totally ruling out a return, but he's not the only Mexican player with the ability to unlock defenses, play as an inverted winger, find space in-between the lines, score goals and drag opposition...
Well, that was fun. The 2019 Major League Soccer season finished Sunday afternoon with a comprehensive 3-1 Seattle Sounders win over Toronto FC in front of nearly 70,000 fans at CenturyLink Field. Another year gone. Sad face. But also: Happy face, because it's never too early to start thinking about 2020. The transfers! The trades! The youth movement! The coming collective bargaining chaos!
Here are 10 things that definitely, 100%, bet-your-condo-on-them will happen next year.
MLS MVP Carlos Vela preferred to stand aside from the Mexican national team after the 2018 World Cup, but the 30-year-old has refused to state that his career with El Tri is definitely over.
The Cancun native has had a rocky relationship with Mexico and famously refused to be make himself available for the 2014 World Cup, although the prospect of him suiting up for El Tri again is still open.
LAFC forward Carlos Vela has been voted MLS MVP, the league announced on Monday.
The honor caps off an outstanding season for Vela, who broke single-season records for goals with 34 as well as combined goals and assists with 49. Vela had 14 goals and 13 assists in 2018, his first in MLS after arriving from La Liga side Real Sociedad.
"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.
Take a gander through past winners of Major League Soccer's MVP award and you will spy some of the league's legends. There's inaugural winner Carlos Valderrama to Preki to Robbie Keane to Sebastian Giovinco to David Villa and that Landon Donovan fellow, for whom the award is now named.
Yet the triumvirate comprising the finalists for this year's edition might be the most star-studded ever. There's last year's winner, Josef Martinez of Atlanta United, as well as the LA Galaxy's Zlatan Ibrahimovic,...