VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Kenny Miller scored two goals, including the winner, and the Vancouver Whitecaps beat the New England Revolution 4-3 on Saturday night.
Camilo, on a penalty kick generated by a Miller scoring opportunity, and Jordan Harvey also scored for the Whitecaps (5-5-4), who are unbeaten in seven home games.
"I'm delighted with the goals — even more delighted we've got the three points," said Miller.
Miller scored in the 68th minute to give Vancouver a 4-2 lead. Running between two defenders, he fielded a long Camilo cross, pulled back and volleyed the ball into the top right corner from about 20 yards out.
"When you score an important goal, it's always nice," said Miller. "But the second one, obviously, was a little bit special."
Juan Agudelo, Kelyn Rowe and second-half substitute Dimitry Imbongo scored for the Revolution (5-5-5), whose MLS unbeaten streak end at five matches and their overall run at six.
The Whitecaps trailed 2-0 by the 20-minute mark but rallied to hold a 3-2 lead at the half and were rarely threatened after New England was reduced to 10 men.
The Revolution had scored nine goals in their previous two games, posing a threat to a rebuilt Vancouver defense.
Due to an injury to top central defender Andy O'Brien, the Whitecaps played with a makeshift back line that featured Carlyle Mitchell, recalled earlier in the week from lower-tier FC Edmonton, and Johnny Leveron. They had never played together before.
New England tested the defense in the opening minutes, forcing Leveron to head a ball out of trouble and requiring left back Jordan Harvey to intercept a through ball near the Vancouver net.
New England soon took advantage of Vancouver's defenders as Agudelo scored a highlight-reel goal in the 10th minute. He ran through Leveron and Harvey before taking a long ball from Chris Tierney and easily beating Vancouver goalkeeper Brad Knighton.
Just 10 minutes later, the Revolution took a 2-0 lead on Rowe's goal while victimizing the back line again. Diego Fagundez sidestepped Leveron in the box and sent a pass to Rowe, who was standing between Mitchell and Leveron as he fired home his shot.
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