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Vancouver wins amid big day for road teams

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 11, 2014 at 12:36 am •  Published: May 11, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Vancouver won 1-0 at Columbus on Saturday on a day that away teams dominated in Major League Soccer, with four of the five games won by the visiting team.

The Whitecaps (4-2-4) have two wins and two draw in their past four games and won on the road for the first time this season. The Canadian club is now just a point off second place in the Western Conference.

Erik Hurtado scored his first MLS goal in the 37th minute with a rising shot to the upper left corner after getting on the end of a long kick forward by goalkeeper pass from David Ousted.

Columbus was kept goalless for the third time in seven days and has only three points from its past seven games to slide down to mid-table in the East.


San Jose was the only team to buck the trend of away victories as he beat Dallas despite playing half the game with 10 men.

Cordell Cato score his first goal of the season to put the Earthquakes ahead in the 25th minute but they went a man down when Shea Salinas was shown a straight red card for a studs-up tackle on Zach Lloyd just before halftime.

San Jose doubled its lead in the 73rd minute thanks to an own goal by Dallas substitute David Teixeira.

Dallas slid to its fourth straight loss despite a stinging 20-yard free-kick goal by Michel in the 76th minute.

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