Vancouver 2-1 Colorado: Victory for The Village as the Rapids come up short

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Vancouver Whitecaps eased past Colorado Rapids in a 2-1 victory on Thursday at BC Place Stadium. As the table looks today, Caps are in 9th place, with 33 points from 36 matches, while COLO sit in 11th, with 31 points from 36.

Caps started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, when Gauld gave The Village the lead in the 14th minute. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a 2nd effort from Gauld just before halftime, ending the first half 2-0.

COLO took the lead in the second half, when Zardes found the net at the 76 minute mark, leaving the final score at 2-1.

Substitutions for Caps included Nerwinski, Raposo, Teibert, Ricketts and Martins for Brown, Schöpf, Godinho, Cavallini and Julian Gressel, repectively. COLO brought on Barrios, Abubakar, Warner, Priso-Mbongue and Darren Yapi for Nicholson, Vallecilla, Gutierrez, Max and Beitashour.

The referee booked Priso-Mbongue for COLO.

Caps will play their next fixture away against Real Salt Lake, while COLO will face Houston Dynamo at home.

Technical card:
Vancouver Whitecaps:Hasal, Veselinovic, Blackmon, Brown (Nerwinski, min.34), Cubas, Berhalter, Godinho (Teibert, min.68), Julian Gressel (Martins, min.85), Gauld, Schöpf (Raposo, min.46) and Cavallini (Ricketts, min.85)
Colorado Rapids:Yarbrough, Wilson, Vallecilla (Abubakar, min.59), Beitashour (Darren Yapi, min.93), Rosenberry, Gutierrez (Warner, min.80), Nicholson (Barrios, min.59), Max (Priso-Mbongue, min.81), Rubio, Jonathan Lewis and Zardes
Stadium:BC Place Stadium
Goals:Gauld (1-0, min. 14), Gauld (2-0, min. 40) and Zardes (2-1, min. 76)