LAFC confirms keeper Crepeau broke leg on MLS Cup final foul

Los Angeles FC goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau broke his right leg committing a foul from a red card in extra time in the MLS Cup final.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles FC goaltender Maxime Crépeau broke his right leg while committing a red card foul in overtime in the team’s MLS Cup Finals win over Philadelphia Union, the team confirmed on Sunday.

Crepeau underwent surgery at Kaiser Permanente’s Baldwin Park Medical Center. He is likely to miss the World Cup for Canada, although the team has not confirmed this.

Crépeau was injured charging out of his net and colliding with Philadelphia’s Cory Burke to prevent a clear goal path to a possible go-ahead in a 2-2 game. Crépeau was brought from the field on a cart.

Los Angeles finished the game with 10 men, giving up a late goal before Gareth Bale’s dramatic equalizer in the eighth minute of added time. Substitute keeper John McCarthy then won the MLS Cup MVP award by making two saves on penalties.

LAFC won the shootout 3-0 to claim the franchise’s first MLS Cup title.

Crepeau, 28, joined LAFC in January from the Vancouver Whitecaps. He also played for Montreal during his MLS career.

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Emma Bowman

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