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Los Angeles FC’s Carlos Vela further cemented his near-certain MVP campaign by setting Major League Soccer’s single-season goals scored record with a hat trick in Sunday’s 3-1 win over the Colorado Rapids at Banc of California Stadium.

Vela broke a tie with Josef Martinez — who set the record during Atlanta United’s MLS Cup championship season last year — in the 28th minute with . Moments later, Vela added to his new record with . Then, early in the second half, , giving him 34 goals in the 34-game MLS regular season.

The goals-scored record caps an incredible season for Vela, who

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