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VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Darren Mattocks scored the tying goal in the second half and the Vancouver Whitecaps played to a 2-2 draw with the Columbus Crew on Wednesday night.
Octavio Rivero added his MLS-leading fifth goal of the season for Vancouver, which had won a franchise-record four straight games.
Kei Kamara scored twice for Columbus.
The Crew took a 2-1 lead in the 50th minute when Justin Meram intercepted a poor clearing attempt by Whitecaps goalkeeper David Ousted. The Columbus midfielder...
Finally, just when everything looked bleak and the level of soccer on offer was starting to bum everyone out, MLS brought it. With a host of internationals back from the FIFA break and a number of players stepping up with excellent performances, things were back to normal around the league. Some of that manifested as surprising results; not only did the league's top team through four weeks suffer its first defeat, but the defending champions went on the road and found themselves under siege at...
The Whitecaps have been on a roll since losing on opening day to Toronto and, while they've stolen a few points, they deserved all three in beating LA 2-0 -- taking over top spot in this week's Power Rankings in the process . . .
1. Vancouver Whitecaps (+2)
After stealing results against Orlando and Portland, the Caps proved they could dominate opponents as well in disposing of reigning champion LA 2-0. Octavio Rivero continues to be a difference-maker for Vancouver, scoring his fourth of...