Los Angeles Football Club goalkeeper Maxime CrÃ©peau underwent successful surgery Sunday to repair a fracture of his right leg suffered in overtime of its MLS Cup victory, the Major League Soccer team announced.
The surgery was performed at Kaiser Permanente-Baldwin Park Medical Center.
The injury will force CrÃ©peau to miss the World Cup, which begins this month. He had been selected to play for his native Canada in an exhibition Friday against Bahrain in Isa Town, Bahrain.
CrÃ©peau suffered the injury when he came off his line to challenge Philadelphia Union forward Cory Burke in the second overtime period Saturday and had to be taken off the field on a stretcher. Burke was also injured in the collision and forced to leave the game.
CrÃ©peau was given a red card for denying Burke a clear goal-scoring opportunity with a foul, forcing LAFC to play one man short the remainder of the game.
John McCarthy replaced CrÃ©peau in goal and allowed a goal on the first shot he faced, a right-footed shot from just in front of the right goal post by defender Jack Elliott for his second goal of the game.
LAFC tied the score, 3-3, four minutes later when Gareth Bale headed in a cross from Diego Palacios.
McCarthy made two saves in the penalty kick shootout won by LAFC 3-0 and was selected as the MLS Cup MVP.
McCarthy had made two appearances for LAFC before Saturday — allowing both goals in a 2-0 loss to the Colorado Rapids May 14 and making four saves in regulation against Club America in a Leagues Cup Showcase game Aug. 3 the Liga MX team won in a penalty kick shootout, 6-5, after regulation play ended 0-0.
LAFC signed McCarthy as a free agent Jan. 21 after he spent the previous two seasons with InterMiami CF. The Philadelphia native played for the Union from 2015-18.