Crew solid effort goes to waste as LAFC brings in Vela and Cifuentes off bench for 2-0 win

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Carlos Vela scored his sixth goal of the season 17 minutes after entering as a halftime substitute, and LAFC ensured their long wait through inclement weather was worth it with a 2-0 victory over the Columbus Crew at Lower.com Field on Saturday night.

Jose Cifuentes also scored as LAFC overcame more than four hours of total weather delays to snap a three-match winless run and go at least momentarily back above Austin FC atop the Western Conference table. Austin play at home Sunday against Orlando.

Maxime Crepeau made three saves to keep his first clean sheet since a 2-0 home win over Minnesota United FC on May 1 and hold Columbus scoreless for the sixth time in their last eight matches.

Yaw Yeboah twice appeared to give Columbus the lead, only for each to be rightly ruled offside. The latter — coming only three minutes before Vela opened the scoring — required a Video Review.

Artur 8 Crew giving directions against LAFC 5 21 2022 (courtesy Crew Communications)

Goals

  • 62′ – LAFC – Carlos Vela | WATCH
  • 73′ – LAFC – Jose Cifuentes | WATCH
Josh Williams Crew in open field against LAFC 5 21 2022 (courtesy Crew Communications)

COURTESY CREW COMMUNICATIONS & MLSsoccer.com

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