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Andres Cubas scored MLS's first goal with Vancouver Whitecaps defeating LAFC 1-0

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The Canadian Press

Canadian news agency

Gemma Karstens- Smith

Vancouver — Vancouver Whitecaps defeated the top Major League Soccer team on Saturday, beating Los Angeles FC 1-0.

Andres Kubas won the match and scored his first MLS goal in the 89th minute.

L.A. (11-4-3) dominated the first half, but Vancouver (7-8-3) rebounded in the second half, surpassing visitors by 10-7 in the course of the game. .. ..

Former Whitecaps goalkeeper Maxim Crepo made one save when he returned to BC Place. The 28-year-old Canadian was cheered and booed every time he touched the ball.

Kurepo started 32 games in Vancouver between 2019 and 2021, but Caps Sporting Director Axel Schuster said, "Very personal. "Situation", so we requested a deal prior to the 2022 campaign.

Vancouver goalkeeper Cody Cropper didn't register a save, but collected a fourth clean sheet of the season.

Cubas led to a strike that won the match in the 89th minute, removing the ball from his chest at the top of the penalty area and sending a shot of his right foot over Kurepo to the lower left corner. Net.

Caps signed the Paraguayan International Cubus at the end of April.

Whitecaps gained momentum late in the match, and striker Brian White is ready to put the home team on the board 75 minutes after the ball slips through L.A.'s backline. It looked like.

White streaked alone and shot hard, but removed the ball from the goal post and urged the Americans to bury their face in their hands.

Vancouver first shot on the net, forcing Kurepo to save the highlight reel in the 65th minute.

White sent a cross to the box, and former LAFC defender Tristan Blackmon sent a blistering header towards the LA net, but Crepo jumped in and stole the ball from the air.

A few minutes ago, after Whitecaps attacking midfielder Ryan Gold was sent off by Danny Musofuki, Caps defended a dangerous free kick and scored 0-0. Was maintained. L.A. sniper Cristian Arango took the kick and sent the ball to the wall of Vancouver.

LAFC dominated 61.2% of ownership throughout the first half, surpassing Vancouver 4-2, but neither shot recorded a single shot at the target.

However, Black and Gold had a higher chance, such as Arango adding a header in the 31st minute.

L.A. by Russell Tybert's foul in Vancouver. Fired a free kick from the upper corner of the penalty area. The first blast wasn't too much of a problem, but Mama Dufort was able to cross Arango in the middle of the box, and the Colombians sent the header just above the Capsnet.

Arango played in the match on Saturday, scoring points in the last four outings.

Latif Blessing has almost started scoring L.A. in the first half. Francisco Hinera's shot was blocked by Caps defender Javain Brown in the 12th minute, but Blessing collected loose balls and fired them from the top of the penalty area, but glanced from the crossbar.

Both sides will resume activity on Friday, Whitecaps will host Minnesota United, and LAFC will entertain the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Footnote: The announced 18,292 spectators participated in the game. â € ¦ Former Whitecaps head coach Marc Dos Santos has also returned to BC Place. Dos Santos was dismissed from his role last August and joined LAFC as an assistant coach prior to the 2022 season. â € ¦ L.A. Star Forward Carlos Vela was not included in the lineup. He played for 90 minutes on Wednesday when LAFC defeated FC Dallas 3-1.

This report by Canadian Press was first published on July 2, 2022.