Carlos Vela runs away with 2019 MLS MVP award

Carlos Vela became the 23rd different MLS MVP in 24 years when he was the overwhelming pick to win the 2019 Landon Donovan MLS Most Valuable Player award.

2019 MLS MVP voting:
1. Carlos Vela (LAFC) 69.61%
2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (LA Galaxy) 14.11%
3. Josef Martinez (Atlanta United) 6.97%
4. Maxi Moralez (NYCFC) 4.32%
5. Heber (NYCFC) 1.02%

Vela’s record-breaking regular season for LAFC included league records for :

-- Goals in a season with 34 goals in 31 games;
-- Highest goals-per-game average (among players with at least 15 goals in a single campaign) with 1.12 goals-per-game;
-- Fastest player to the 20-goal plateau with 20 goals in 20 games; and
-- Most combined goals and assists in a season with 49 (34 goals, 15 assists).



Vela, which moved to MLS in 2018 after 12 years in England and Spain, helped LAFC capture the 2019 Supporters’ Shield with a new MLS points record (72 points) and the highest-ever goal differential (+48). LAFC also tied the single-season team scoring record (85).

Vela, the first MLS player of Mexican descent to be named MLS MVP,  won with almost 70 percent of the vote, including more than 80 percent of the vote of players. The award is voted upon by players, club coaches and technical staffs and media.

All-Time MLS MVPs:
2019: Carlos Vela – LAFC
2018: Josef Martinez – Atlanta United
2017: Diego Valeri – Portland Timbers
2016: David Villa – New York City FC
2015: Sebastian Giovinco – Toronto FC
2014: Robbie Keane – LA Galaxy
2013: Mike Magee – Chicago Fire
2012: Chris Wondolowski – San Jose Earthquakes
2011: Dwayne De Rosario – D.C. United
2010: David Ferreira – FC Dallas
2009: Landon Donovan – LA Galaxy
2008: Guillermo Barros Schelotto – Columbus Crew
2007: Luciano Emilio – D.C. United
2006: Christian Gomez – D.C. United
2005: Taylor Twellman – New England Revolution
2004: Amado Guevara – MetroStars
2003: Preki – Kansas City Wizards
2002: Carlos Ruiz – LA Galaxy
2001: Alex Pineda Chacon – Miami Fusion
2000: Tony Meola – Kansas City Wizards
1999: Jason Kreis – Dallas Burn
1998: Marco Etcheverry – D.C. United
1997: Preki – Kansas City Wizards
1996: Carlos Valderrama – Tampa Bay Mutiny

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1 comment about "Carlos Vela runs away with 2019 MLS MVP award".
  1. Nick Gabris, November 5, 2019 at 10:23 a.m.

     


     


     










































































































































    Well deserved! Puts excitement into the game! Fun to watch this very talented player.







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