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Whitecaps Defeat Minnesota 3-0; Move Into First Place In West


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The Vancouver Whitecaps are riding high.

Vancouver (13W-9L-5D) easily beat Minnesota United FC (7W-15L-5D) Wednesday night at BC.

In the process, they leapfrogged rivals Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders FC for first place in the Western Conference.

Yordy Reyna, Brek Shea, and Erik Hurtado scored for the home team.

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The victory against Minnesota was the Whitecaps third straight win, putting the rest of the conference on notice.

The team seems to be hitting their stride finally after an early rough start to the season.

Moreover, it’s also important to note that Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson made five changes to his starting lineup. He put in Marcel de Jong, Russell Teibert, wingers Alphonso Davies and Shea, and Hurtado.

High Octane Scoring

With an explosive lineup to begin, Vancouver broke the ice five minutes into the match. Reyna masterfully controlled a long pass from de Jong, netting his fourth of the year.

In the 31st minute, Hurtado finished off a pass from Shea, pushing the ball past the line with his chest.

Fans and everyone watching the game at home knew the game was in good hands, but a little bit of extra insurance never hurts. Shea potted Vancouver’s third goal of the match in the 88th minute.

Up Next For Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps faceoff against Columbus Crew SC on Saturday afternoon at BC Place. Furthermore, Vancouver plays their Legends & Stars charity alumni game at 1:45 p.m.

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