LAFC vs Colorado Rapids Highlights
LAFC, already comfortably in the Western Conference Semifinals, needed a win to break the all-time points mark for a season set by last year’s New York Red Bulls and three goals to match the goals in a season mark set by the Galaxy in 1998.
They managed to secure both inside the hour mark.
And the man, the myth, the legend, Carlos Vela took care of the goals.
Not content to merely break the goals record, Vela shattered it, notching a hat trick on the day. His first, in the 28th minute, was vintage Vela with the lefty curler.
Then the party started.
Vela broke out a cheeky overhead kick for his second goal, only three minutes later. He round out his day with a third in the 51st minute to clinch the points, the goals, and the victory.
LAFC now have an extended layoff as they wait to find out who they’ll face in the Western Conference Semifinals on October 24th.