Watch: LAFC's Carlos Vela nets his first hat trick in MLS

Some pundits have called him the best player in MLS today and LAFC captain Carlos Vela is doing his part to prove them right.

The Mexican international netted his first MLS hat trick in a 5-0 road win against the San Jose Earthquakes in Week 5. That haul saw Vela jump ahead in the race for the Golden Boot presented by Audi with six goals so far in 2019.

Vela had 14 goals and 13 assists in his first year in MLS last year as he led Los Angeles Football Club to an MLS Cup Playoffs appearance in the club's first year of existence.

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