LAFC forward Carlos Vela voted MLS All-Star captain

Published Jul. 26, 2018 4:39 p.m. ET

The people have spoken!

LAFC forward Carlos Vela has been named the MLS All-Star captain for the upcoming match against Italian giants Juventus after winning the popular vote on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/LAFC/status/1022560937054597121

Vela edged out Michael Parkhurst (Atlanta United), Diego Valeri (Portland Timbers) and Bradley Wright-Phillips (New York Red Bulls) in the Twitter competition that gave one vote for each tweet that contained the hashtag #Vote(PlayerName).

In his first season in MLS, Vela has helped the Black & Gold to the second-best start by an expansion team in league history with a 10-5-5 (35 points) record. The 29-year-old forward has tallied seven goals and five assists in 14 regular season appearances (13 starts).

Last month, Vela became just the second non-U.S. international playing for an MLS Club to score a goal in a FIFA World Cup after scoring a penalty kick in Mexico’s 2-1 win over South Korea. Vela appeared in all four of Mexico’s World Cup matches, including a 1-0 victory over 2014 World Cup champion Germany.

https://twitter.com/miseleccionmx/status/1022562404293591042

The MLS All-Star Game will take place Wednesday, August 1 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta at 4:30p.

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