Vela strikes again in Real Sociedad draw

After refusing yet another call-up to El Tri, the forward notched his second goal in as many La Liga games this season.
A day after it was revealed Carlos Vela had once again spurned his country, the Mexican forward added a little more sting to that snub.

Vela continued his hot start to the 2013-14 season, scoring a 74th-minute equalizer Saturday as Real Sociedad salvaged a 1-1 draw against Elche. Last weekend, Vela opened his club's La Liga campaign with a goal and an assist in a 2-0 triumph over Getafe.

The 24-year-old was not included in the Mexican roster unveiled Friday for critical World Cup qualifiers next month against Honduras and the United States. Vela has not represented his country since March 2011.

Sociedad returns to action Wednesday for the second leg of a Champions League playoff against Lyon. Vela recorded an assist in the first leg Tuesday, a 2-0 win for Sociedad away from home.