Carlos Vela is waiting to “see what happens” amid reports linking him with a surprise move to Barcelona.The Spanish side are reportedly looking to sign an attacker this month to boost their La Liga and Champions League hopes, with LAFC attacker Vela one of those highlighted as a candidate.Sport claimed Barca had reached an agreement with the Mexico international and planned to sign him on an initial loan deal but soon backed out. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? While the former Arsenal and Real Sociedad player would not say whether or not a move was in the works, he says he is happy enough in Los Angeles.”They are issues for the clubs and agents,” Vela told ESPN. “I’m relaxed, working on the preseason and the most important thing is to be happy in the place you are. In the future we’ll see what happens.”Whatever I may decide or happens I’ll be happy because I’m loving being in Los Angeles with my team enjoying the day-to-day and I don’t have anything to lose in any case.”The 29-year-old joined LAFC from Real Sociedad a year ago, enjoying a 14-goal debut season in MLS as his side reached the playoffs. But he is confident he can do even better next time around as his side prepare for the new campaign, which begins in March.”I enjoyed [the first season] a lot, I took on the responsibility,” he added. “This year I’ll take on more and I can give more to this club and this league. I’ll work to that end.”Vela has been kept out of the national team in recent months, but his situation could change as Gerardo Martino takes charge. However, he is yet to discuss the prospect of a return with the new coach and says he is willing to step aside to give younger players a chance.”I think they’ve taken a great decision in bringing in Tata,” he said. “Obviously I have to speak to him to see his plans with me or without me.”I’ve not had the chance to talk with him, but I know I’ll do so before the next call-ups [in March]. I wish him the best. I’m open to keeping going or to stepping aside for the youngsters, whatever is best for Mexico.”
AMES, IA – NOVEMBER 19: Defensive lineman Demond Tucker #97 of the Iowa State Cyclones celebrates with his teammates after they defeated the Texas Tech Red Raiders 66-10 at Jack Trice Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Ames, Iowa. The Iowa State Cyclones won 66-10 over the Texas Tech Red Raiders. (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images)It has been an eventful day in Ames, Iowa. The college town hosted College GameDay for the first time, ahead of Iowa State’s rivalry game against Iowa.That game is threatening to really drag out. The game has now been delayed multiple times, due to inclement weather in the area.It’s really nasty out there right now, and most of Jack Trice Stadium has emptied out. The Cyclone students stayed put though…for at least a bit.Storm is right over us now in Ames. I’d bet we’re still an hour away from resuming. Iowa State’s student section isn’t bailing. pic.twitter.com/suApdL03ru— Max Olson (@max_olson) September 14, 2019 After a while, the denizens of the Iowa State student section got restless, and did what you do when you’re in college and pumped full of college football-borne adrenaline, and the stadium security clears out: you run onto the field.So the Iowa State student section rushed the field after most of the security had gone inside…There’s some standing water on the field but the sun is coming back out. pic.twitter.com/fRl0DAbWV4— Cole Bair (@realColeBair) September 14, 2019And now students have stormed the field pic.twitter.com/sVf1nyxAdK— Travis Hines (@TravisHines21) September 14, 2019We’re nowhere near a conclusion to this game, whenever the students get back into the stands and the teams come back onto the field.There are over 13 minutes remaining in the second quarter, and Iowa State has an early (read: the game kicked off over three hours ago) 7-3 lead.Iowa opened the scoring on the first drive of the game, with a 15-play opening drive that resulted in a 25-yard field goal for Keith Duncan. Iowa State answered quickly, with a five-play, 86-yard drive that took less than two minutes.After a few nice passes by Cyclones’ star quarterback Brock Purdy, La’Michael Pettway exploded for a 51-yard touchdown run to put ISU up 7-3.The two teams traded a few punts, and that is where we stand. Hopefully the battle for the Cy-Hawk Trophy will get back underway tonight. Otherwise, it may wait until later in the season, if they have to call things tonight.