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Hwang scores first MLS goal, Whitecaps beat LAFC 1-0

April 18, 2019
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Vancouver Whitecaps defender Jake Nerwinski (28) heads the ball next to Los Angeles FC midfielder Niko Hamalainen (12) during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Hwang Inbeom scored his first MLS goal to help Vancouver beat Los Angeles FC 1-0 on Wednesday night, the Whitecaps’ first victory of the season and the California club’s first loss.

Hwang scored in the 27th minute after Vancouver winger Victory Giro popped a shot off the post. The rebound ricocheted to Hwang and the 22-year-old South Korean midfielder took a quick shot that sailed low past goalkeeper Tyler Miller.

Maxime Crepeau made four saves for the Whitecaps (1-4-2).

Los Angeles (6-1-1) had won four in a row.