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Carlos Vela breaks single-season MLS goalscoring record

MLS: Colorado Rapids at Los Angeles FC Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Carlos Vela made history on Sunday, scoring his 32nd, 33rd and 34th goals of the campaign to officially break the record for most goals scored in a single MLS season.

Vela broke the record 28 minutes into LAFC’s last match of the regular season against the Colorado Rapids, unleashing his trademark left-footed shot from the edge of the box to beat former USMNT goalkeeper Tim Howard .

Vela scored again moments later. This time the 30-year-old Mexican forward performed a scissors kick inside the box to extend his record to 33 goals.

But Vela wasn't done yet, and six minutes into the second half, Vela grabbed his hat-trick for his 34th goal of the season.

Vela will undoubtedly win MVP honors at the end of the season, and with this achievement, he is arguably having one of the best, if not the best, Major League Soccer seasons of any player.

LAFC beat the Colorado Rapids by a score of 3-1.