May 1, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles FC midfielder Kellyn Acosta (23) and Minnesota United forward Bongokuhle Hlongwane (21) fight for possession during the second half at Banc of California Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

May 1, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles FC midfielder Kellyn Acosta (23) and Minnesota United forward Bongokuhle Hlongwane (21) fight for possession during the second half at Banc of California Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES — The defense for Minnesota held up as long as they could but in the end on Sunday night, the floodgates gave way.

Ryan Hollingshead broke a scoreless tie with a goal in the 82nd minute, José Cifuentes scored in the final minute of full time and Los Angeles FC regained the top spot in the Western Conference with a 2-0 victory over Minnesota United in MLS play on Sunday night.

LAFC (7-1-1) moved two points ahead of second-place Austin FC with the win. LAFC has scored multiple goals in six of its seven victories this season.

Danny Musovski notched an assist on Hollingshead's game-winner. Diego Palacios and Francisco Ginella had assists on Cifuentes' insurance score.

LAFC outshot Minnesota United (4-3-2) 22-6 with a 6-1 advantage in shots on goal.

Maxime Crepeau saved the only shot he faced for LAFC. Dayne St. Clair saved three of the five shots he faced for United.

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