LAFC's Carlos Vela has knee injury, likely out a few weeks
LOS ANGELES Los Angeles FC forward Carlos Vela is likely to be sidelined for at least a few weeks by a left knee injury. Bradley gave no timetable for Vela's return, but such injuries typically require a minimum of three weeks of rest and rehabilitation. Vela came up limping on a noncontact play during the second half of LAFC's 2-0 loss to the LA Galaxy on Saturday. The 31-year-old Vela had the most prolific season in MLS history last year with LAFC, setting the league record with 34 goals. Vela then scored in each of LAFC's first two matches this season before the pause because of the coronavirus pandemic.
LAFC beats LA Galaxy in crosstown rivalry
Diego Rossi #9 of Los Angeles FC celebrates his goal to take a 3-2 lead over the Los Angeles Galaxy during a 5-3 LAFC win in the Western Conference Semifinals at Banc of California Stadium on Oct. 24, 2019, in Los Angeles. "It's been ghosting us for a long time, but now when it really mattered we were up for it ... everyone was behind us to be the best team in Los Angeles." Though he played brilliantly in his two seasons in Los Angeles, Ibrahimovi is on an expiring contract, and has reportedly attracted interest from Italian club Napoli. "LAFC has done everything right to build an authentic fanbase in Los Angeles," he said. "This has revived soccer in the city of Los Angeles," he added.