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LAFC outlasts two lengthy weather delays to beat Crew 2-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Carlos Vela and Jose Cifuentes scored second-half goals and Los Angeles FC outlasted two lengthy weather delays to beat the Columbus Crew 2-0 on Saturday.

The two teams waited out a 2-hour, 55-minute delay to begin the match, played for four minutes and then sat for a 70-minute delay before playing a scoreless first half.

Vela’s sixth goal of the season came in the 62nd minute to put LAFC (8-3-2) up 1-0. Cifuentes added an insurance goal in the 73rd minute to help LAFC end a three-match winless streak.

Yaw Yeboah had two goals waved off for offside penalties for Columbus (3-5-4) in the second half. The second disallowed score required a video review and came three minutes after Vela scored.

LAFC outshot the Crew 10-8 with a 4-2 edge in shots on goal.

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