GARETH BALE's MLS struggles have continued with team LAFC performing better WITHOUT the Wales captain on the pitch.
The ex-Tottenham and Real Madrid ace had another moment to forget on Tuesday after he was substituted in the 62nd minute while trailing Minnesota.
And just two minutes after Bale was hauled off for having little influence on the game, LAFC's main man Carlos Vela netted an equaliser and the game finished 1-1.
Vela's second-half heroics came after MLS reporter Matthew Doyle revealed LAFC have performed better WITHOUT Bale on the pitch.
Doyle revecaled LAFC have a goal difference of -7 with the five-time Champions League winner on the pitch in the 375 minutes he has played.
But when Bale is either subbed off or absent, LAFC are plus 33 in the goals department in 2,800 minutes.
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The 33-year-old joined LAFC in the summer after his contract with Real expired following a LaLiga-Champions League double-winning season.
Bale started the MLS campaign strongly, scoring two goals in his first four appearances.
However, it has been a downwards slope from there as Bale has fired blanks in his last six league appearances.
Commercially, Bale's move to the MLS has been good for LAFC.
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Bale has sold the most shirts, edging out fellow former Premier League stars Carlos Vela and Chicharito.
And luckily for LAFC, Bale's poor form hasn't loosened their firm grip on top spot in the Western Conference.
LAFC are leading second place Austin, co-owned by Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey, by TEN POINTS.
The table toppers have three games left to play.
They face Houston Dynamo on Monday, September 19, followed by a trip to Portland in early October.
LAFC then finish their campaign against Nashville.
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