Los Angeles Football Club skipper Carlos Vela volition not play during Major League All-Star Game festivities astatine Banc of California Stadium connected Tuesday and Wednesday.
Vela, 32, aggravated a strain of his close quadriceps musculus wrong the archetypal 15 minutes of LAFC’s 2-1 decision successful Vancouver connected Saturday.
The wounded appears to beryllium akin to the sound helium suffered successful LAFC’s play opener that sidelined him for 3 matches, a root said.
The Mexican guardant is expected to beryllium reevaluated and tested connected Monday morning.
There is interest that the 2019 MLS astir invaluable subordinate grant victor could erstwhile again miss games for LAFC starting with adjacent weekend’s clash against the L.A. Galaxy.
Argentine attacking midfielder Lucas Zelarayán replaces Vela connected the MLS All-Star roster, which is managed by LAFC caput manager Bob Bradley and volition beryllium held astatine Banc of California Stadium connected Wednesday evening against an All-Star squad of players hailing from LIGA MX.
The Los Angeles Galaxy’s Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez volition besides miss some the Skills Challenge and All-Star crippled leaving the events without the 2 astir recognizable and fashionable Los Angeles players.
The league besides announced the additions of Inter Miami CF midfielder Rodolfo Pizarro and Atlanta United defender George Bello to the All-Star roster.
Pizarro, LAFC guardant Diego Rossi and Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake person been added to the All-Star Skills Challenge rosters aft the league announced that Vela, Hernandez arsenic good arsenic New England players Carles Gil and Tajon Buchanana are unavailable to participate.