20:58 5 November
Carlos Vela - The latest Mexican sports star who took over Los Angeles by storm
Carlos Vela - The latest Mexican sports Los Angeles
Los Angeles, United States Of America
It was not a league official neither someone associated with the Los Angeles Football Club or even someone related to the sport of soccer who gave Carlos Vela the 2019 MLS award. Fernando Valenzuela, the man, to do the honors.
The LAFC star was the latest Mexican sporting star to win his honors in his league. So, it was fitting, and it might not seem like a reasonable choice, but it was the best choice.
Los Angeles is a city, which is quite diverse, having dozens of nationalities and ethnicities literally. But nearly 80% of the Latinx population of LA is of Mexican descent, and approximately a third of the Los Angeles population is determined to be of Mexican descent.
The reason for the flattery of Mexican sports stars in LA is due to two reasons. One, if you’re good, LA likes winners, and you’ll be acknowledged. Second, Mexicans still face discrimination and stereotypes.