MLS-best LAFC loses at Vancouver on goal in the 89th minute

Vancouver Whitecaps' Andres Cubas (20), Pedro Vite (45), Russell Teibert, left, and Cristian Dajome, back, celebrate Cubas' goal against Los Angeles FC during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, July 2, 2022, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Andrés Cubas (20) rejoices with his teammates after scoring his first MLS goal in the 89th minute to lead the Vancouver Whitecaps to a 1-0 win over LAFC on Saturday night. (Darryl Dyck / Canadian Press via Associated Press)

Paraguayan international Andrés Cubas scored his first MLS goal in the 89th minute to give the Vancouver Whitecaps a 1-0 victory over LAFC on Saturday night.

Cubas intercepted a clearing attempt, taking the ball off his chest at the top of the penalty area, and fired a right-footer past former Whitecaps goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau and into the bottom-left corner.

Vancouver improved to 7-8-3. MLS-leading LAFC dropped to 11-4-3.

Crepeau made a save in his return to BC Place. Jeers and boos rained down on the 28-year-old Canadian nearly every time he touched the ball.

Crepeau started 32 games for Vancouver between 2019 and 2021 but requested a trade ahead of the 2022 season because of what Whitecaps sporting director Axel Schuster has described as a “very personal situation.”

Vancouver goalkeeper Cody Cropper did not have a save but recorded his fourth shutout of the season.

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.