Cubas scores in 89th, Whitecaps beat Los Angeles FC 1-0

July 3, 2022 GMT
Vancouver Whitecaps' Russell Teibert, Pedro Vite and Andres Cubas, from left in front, 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)
Vancouver Whitecaps' Russell Teibert, Pedro Vite and Andres Cubas, from left in front, 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)
Vancouver Whitecaps' Russell Teibert, Pedro Vite and Andres Cubas, from left in front, 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)
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Vancouver Whitecaps' Russell Teibert, Pedro Vite and Andres Cubas, from left in front, 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)
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Vancouver Whitecaps' Russell Teibert, Pedro Vite and Andres Cubas, from left in front, 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)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Paraguayan international Andres Cubas scored his first MLS goal in the 89th minute to give the Vancouver Whitecaps a 1-0 victory over Los Angeles FC 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 Los Angeles 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 in 32 games for Vancouver between 2019 and 2021, but requested a trade ahead of the 2022 campaign due to what Whitecaps sporting director Axel Schuster has described as a “very personal situation.”

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