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

Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Ion Erice, lower right, fights for control of the ball with Los Angel
Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Ion Erice, lower right, fights for control of the ball with LAFC forward Latif Blessing (7) during the first half.
(Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via Associated Press)

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.

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