Hollingshead, Vela spark LAFC past Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1

March 21, 2022 GMT
Los Angeles FC fans cheer during the first half of an MLS soccer match against the Vancouver Whitecaps in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
Los Angeles FC fans cheer during the first half of an MLS soccer match against the Vancouver Whitecaps in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
Los Angeles FC fans cheer during the first half of an MLS soccer match against the Vancouver Whitecaps in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
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Los Angeles FC fans cheer during the first half of an MLS soccer match against the Vancouver Whitecaps in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
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Los Angeles FC fans cheer during the first half of an MLS soccer match against the Vancouver Whitecaps in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ryan Hollingshead scored a goal in each half to lead Los Angeles FC to a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps in MLS action on Sunday night.

Tristan Blackmon staked Vancouver (0-3-1) to a 1-0 lead with a goal in the 12th minute. Hollingshead scored the equalizer for LAFC (3-0-1) in the 27th minute with an assist from Carlos Vela.

Vela scored in the 38th minute and LAFC took a 2-1 lead into halftime. Hollingshead added an insurance goal in the 70th minute.

LAFC outshot the Whitecaps 16-6 and had a 9-2 advantage in shots on goal. LAFC has yet to lose under new coach Steve Cherundolo.

Maxime Crepeau had one save for LAFC. Thomas Hasal saved six for the Whitecaps.

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