Carlos Vela is a "special" player whom everyone at Los Angeles FC wants to learn from, according to his teammate Diego Rossi.

Vela was named the MLS' Most Valuable Player on Monday after a record-breaking season in which he managed 34 goals and 15 assists.

"Carlos has brought something very special for us. He is a fantastic player and leader," The Uruguayan told Business Insider of his strike partner and mentor.

"For us, it's all about the connection that we have, not just us two, but the entire team. The pressure is there but having Carlos next [to us] helps quite a lot.

"Carlos is always giving us advice and ideas to improve. We all know that he is a fantastic player, so we want to learn from him.