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LAFC goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau undergoes successful surgery

LAFC goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau broke his right leg when he committed a red card foul during overtime in the final MLS Cup win over Philadelphia Union, the team confirmed on Sunday.

Crepeau performed what the LAFC called a successful surgery at Kaiser Permanente’s Baldwin Park Medical Center. On Monday, it was announced that he would miss playing the World Cup for Canada.

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Crepeau was injured as he came out of the net and collided with Philadelphia’s Cory Burke to prevent a clear scoring path for a possible goal in a 2-2 game. Crepeau was taken off the field in a trailer.

The home team ended the game with 10 men, missing a late goal before Gareth Bale’s equalizer in the eighth minute of stoppage time. Reserve goalkeeper John McCarthy won the MLS Cup MVP award by making two saves in the penalty shootout.

LAFC won the penalties 3-0 and won 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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