LAFC falls short against Whitecaps
Lucas Cavallini scored twice to help the Vancouver Whitecaps beat LAFC 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Vancouver (7-11-0) has won consecutive matches. LAFC (7-7-3) had won three of four.
Cavallini scored from close range in the 30th minute off a cross from Cristian Dajome. Cavallini scored again from short distance in the 50th with an assist from Fredy Montero.
Cavallini also had the game-winner in a 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake on Saturday. He leads the Whitecaps with six goals.
Danny Musovski, who scored twice in LAFC’s 3-1 win over the Seattle Sounders on Sunday, had a shot blocked in the 77th minute. Eduard Atuesta scored on a penalty kick for LAFC in the 83rd.
LAFC announced before the loss that it had acquired Colombian defender Jesus David Murillo on loan from Deportivo Independiente Medellin in a bid to shore up its leaky defense.
Murillo will occupy an international roster spot, and the deal includes an option for a permanent transfer.
LAFC routed the Whitecaps 6-0 at Banc of California Stadium on Sept. 23, setting an MLS record by scoring four goals in the first 14 minutes.
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