Dynamo hold off Whitecaps for 2-1 win
HOUSTON (AP) Memo Rodriguez and Maxi Urruti scored first-half goals and the Houston Dynamo held off the Vancouver Whitecaps for a 2-1 win on Saturday night.
The Dynamo (3-2-2) took the lead in the eighth minute. Fafa Picault swinged in a cross from wide left, Whitecaps goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau was unable to corral it after a deflection off defender Bruno Gaspar and Rodriguez smashed home the putback.
Urruti doubled the lead in the 42nd minute with a side volley to finish Rodriguez's corner.
Deiber Caicedo pulled the Whitecaps (2-4-1) within 2-1 in the 80th minute, dribbling around goalkeeper Marko Maric and drilling a right-footed shot through three defenders.
Houston's Ariel Lassiter had a curling left-footer miss off the top of the crossbar in the 67th minute.
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Updated May 22, 2021