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

Vancouver Whitecaps forward Yordi Reyna (29) fights for control of the ball with Los Angeles FC midfielder Peter-Lee Vassell (11) during the second 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.

Updated April 18, 2019

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