Carlos Vela Chip Shot Lifts LAFC 1-0 Over the Inter Miami CF


LAFC #10 Carlos Vela setting up for his game-winning chip shot./Marvin Jimenez/TGSportstv1.

3/1/20 LOS ANGELES, CA - In a 90-minute time frame, one-shot was the difference-maker. On his 31st birthday, Carlos Vela displayed a world-class chip shot giving LAFC a 1-0 victory over the newly integrated Inter Miami CF.


The 2019 Golden Boot winner kept the ball rolling in the 2020 season debut on his quest to repeat as the league-leading goal scorer.


Vela seemed determined to score throughout the game, putting three of his five shots on target. The Mexican phenom's aggression came into fruition after a nice sequence of dribbling through defenders transpired to a wondrous chip-shot over Miami' goalkeeper Luis Robles.


Miami looked like a newly formed squad. David Beckham's team was dominated on the pitch by LAFC. Los Angeles controlled 61% of possession.


Robles' effort didn't go unnoticed. He did all that he could to keep his team in the match with eight saves against LAFC who had a league-best 21 wins.


Dutch goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer was the man of the match earning his first MLS shutout victory. Miami had multiple chances to get the ball, including a late free-kick from former LAFC midfielder Lee Nguyen, which was blocked and cleared out of danger.


LAFC will strive to add another win against the Philadelphia Union on Sunday, March 8th. The gallery below is by Marvin Jimenez/T.G.Sportstv1. #LAFC #INTERMIAMIFC #MLS #TGSportstv1