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2-0

Rivero (73'), Techera (77')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Result: Vancouver Whitecaps reach the top of Western Conference

Goals from Octavio Rivero and Cristian Techera take the Vancouver Whitecaps to the top of the Western Conference with a 2-0 win over the Colorado Rapids.

The Vancouver Whitecaps scored twice in four second-half minutes to beat the Colorado Rapids 2-0 and move two points clear at the top of the Western Conference on Wednesday evening.

Octavio Rivero created the first opportunity of the match for the hosts with a clever pass to find Kekuta Manneh, whose deflected strike drifted wide of the post.

The Whitecaps dominated for much of the first half, but chances were difficult to come by and they almost fell behind against the run of play when David Ousted was forced off his line to deny Marcelo Sarvas.

Space started to be found by the Vancouver attacking players after the break, and they twice threatened to break the deadlock as Manneh fired straight at Clint Irwin before the Colorado goalkeeper kept out a header from Rivero.

Vancouver finally took the lead with just under 20 minutes remaining when Cristian Techera found the space to deliver an inviting cross which Rivero headed home powerfully.

Any hopes of a Colorado comeback were quickly dashed as the Whitecaps added a second through Techera, who secured the win by firing in an emphatic finish after his initial effort was blocked.

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Kekuta Manneh #23 of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC looks on before their game against the Charleston Battery at Blackbaud Stadium on February 16, 2013
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Eastern Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1New York City FCNY City1483326111527
2New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls167542617926
3Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia156812011926
4Orlando City177462023-325
5CF MontrealMontreal157262827123
6New England RevolutionNew England166552726123
7FC CincinnatiCincinnati167272326-323
8Charlotte FCCharlotte FC166281619-320
9Atlanta UnitedAtlanta145452220219
10Inter MiamiInter Miami155371524-918
11Columbus Crew144551817117
12Toronto154382129-815
13Chicago Fire153571420-614
14DC United144281724-714

Western Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1New York City FCNY City1483326111527
2New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls167542617926
3Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia156812011926
4Orlando City177462023-325
5CF MontrealMontreal157262827123
6New England RevolutionNew England166552726123
7FC CincinnatiCincinnati167272326-323
8Charlotte FCCharlotte FC166281619-320
9Atlanta UnitedAtlanta145452220219
10Inter MiamiInter Miami155371524-918
11Columbus Crew144551817117
12Toronto154382129-815
13Chicago Fire153571420-614
14DC United144281724-714

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