Vela scores 2 goals, LAFC beats Earthquakes 4-0

  • Los Angeles FC forward Carlos Vela, second from left, celebrates with forward Diego Rossi, left, after scoring past San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper Daniel Vega, center, and defender Nick Lima, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles.

    Los Angeles FC forward Carlos Vela, second from left, celebrates with forward Diego Rossi, left, after scoring past San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper Daniel Vega, center, and defender Nick Lima, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. Associated Press

  • Los Angeles FC forward Carlos Vela, center, scores past San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper Daniel Vega (17) and defender Nick Lima during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles.

    Los Angeles FC forward Carlos Vela, center, scores past San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper Daniel Vega (17) and defender Nick Lima during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. Associated Press

  • San Jose Earthquakes coach Matias Almeyda, left, argues a call with an official during the first half of the team's MLS soccer match against Los Angeles FC on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles.

    San Jose Earthquakes coach Matias Almeyda, left, argues a call with an official during the first half of the team's MLS soccer match against Los Angeles FC on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. Associated Press

  • San Jose Earthquakes forward Danny Hoesen, right, dribbles past Los Angeles FC defender Jordan Harvey during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles.

    San Jose Earthquakes forward Danny Hoesen, right, dribbles past Los Angeles FC defender Jordan Harvey during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. Associated Press

  • San Jose Earthquakes defender Marcos Lopez (27) works for a header next to Los Angeles FC forward Diego Rossi during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles.

    San Jose Earthquakes defender Marcos Lopez (27) works for a header next to Los Angeles FC forward Diego Rossi during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. Associated Press

  • Los Angeles FC forward Carlos Vela, with arm raised, celebrates with teammates after scoring on a penalty kick against the San Jose Earthquakes during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles.

    Los Angeles FC forward Carlos Vela, with arm raised, celebrates with teammates after scoring on a penalty kick against the San Jose Earthquakes during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. Associated Press

  • Los Angeles FC goalkeeper Tyler Miller, center right, clears the ball next to forward Diego Rossi, center left, during the first half of the team's MLS soccer match against the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles.

    Los Angeles FC goalkeeper Tyler Miller, center right, clears the ball next to forward Diego Rossi, center left, during the first half of the team's MLS soccer match against the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. Associated Press

  • Los Angeles FC goalkeeper Tyler Miller, right, lunges for the ball as San Jose Earthquakes forward Danny Hoesen, center, closes in during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles.

    Los Angeles FC goalkeeper Tyler Miller, right, lunges for the ball as San Jose Earthquakes forward Danny Hoesen, center, closes in during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. Associated Press

  • Los Angeles FC's Diego Rossi, center, celebrates his goal with teammate Latif Blessing (7) during the first half of the team's MLS soccer match against the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles.

    Los Angeles FC's Diego Rossi, center, celebrates his goal with teammate Latif Blessing (7) during the first half of the team's MLS soccer match against the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. Associated Press

  • A Los Angeles FC fan cheers during the first half of the team's MLS soccer match against the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles.

    A Los Angeles FC fan cheers during the first half of the team's MLS soccer match against the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. Associated Press

 
 
Posted8/22/2019 7:00 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Carlos Vela scored two goals to reach 26 on the season, Diego Rossi got his 14th in the sixth minute and Los Angeles FC beat the San Jose Earthquakes 4-0 on Wednesday night.

Los Angeles (19-3-4) has won all four meetings between the clubs, outscoring the Earthquakes 15-3. San Jose (11-10-5) lost its third straight following a five-game undefeated run.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Vela's second goal in the 41st minute highlighted the match as he dribbled past three defenders and goalkeeper Daniel Vega for an easy finish. He also powered a shot off Vega on a penalty kick in the 17th.

Vela ranks fifth in MLS history for goals in a season, moving five away from tying Josef Martinez's record of 31 with eight games remaining.

San Jose coach Matías Almeyda was ejected late in the first half after a long argument with the referee.

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