The Colorado Rapids are on a three-game unbeaten run after grabbing three points Sunday night at BC Place in Vancouver. The Rapids (4-9-3, 15 points) won 1-0 off a Whitecaps (6-7-5, 23 points) own goal by Marcel de Jong in the 43rd minute. Colorado goalkeeper Tim Howard also collected 10 saves during the match, played in front of an announced crowd of 21,038.
The own goal came after shots on goal from Colorado forwards Yannick Boli and Joe Mason. Boli first tried to tap in a cross, but the ball bounced off the crossbar. Mason followed up with a close-range rifle of a shot that pinged off Vancouver keeper Brian Rowe, who dove to stop the attempt, and ponged straight back into the net off an onrushing Mason.
Here's how we took the lead. Boli and Mason have great chances denied and it deflects off De Jong. We'll take it!
— Colorado Rapids (@ColoradoRapids) July 2, 2018
See full highlights in the video above. Relive the action through the photo gallery below. And review game stats here.
After a draw and two consecutive wins, the Rapids still are 10th in the Western Conference, three points above bottom-dwellers Seattle and San Jose. They travel to Montreal next week for a 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday matchup.
The Whitecaps are holding onto sixth place, the final playoff position, in the West. They next host the Chicago Fire at 10:30 p.m. ET Saturday.
By Associated Press
First half: 1, Colorado, De Jong (own goal), 43rd minute.
Second half: None.
Goalies: Colorado, Tim Howard; Vancouver, Brian Rowe.
Yellow Cards: Price, Colorado, 16th; Castillo, Colorado, 33rd; Wilson, Colorado, 48th; Blomberg, Colorado, 80th; Wynne, Colorado, 82nd; De Jong, Vancouver, 93rd.
Referee: Nima Saghafi.
Assistant Referees: Eric Weisbrod, TJ Zablocki.
4th Official: Daniel Radford.
Colorado: Tim Howard; Nana Boateng (Kortne Ford, 61st), Edgar Castillo, Axel Sjoberg, Tommy Smith, Danny Wilson, Deklan Wynne; Sam Nicholson, Jack Price; Yannick Boli (Jack McBean, 81st), Joe Mason (Johan Blomberg, 73rd).
Vancouver: Brian Rowe; Sean Franklin, Doneil Henry, Efrain Juarez, Kendall Waston (Jordon Mutch, 46th); Marcel De Jong, Felipe Martins, Brek Shea (Erik Hurtado, 74th); Alphonso Davies, Kei Kamara, Nicolas Mezquida (Anthony Blondell, 67th).