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

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 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.

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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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