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2017 Major League Soccer, Regular Season
  • Alberth Elis (15')
  • Erick Torres (68' PEN)
  • Brek Shea (85')

Houston Dynamo hold off Vancouver Whitecaps to go top in West

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Houston 2-1 Vancouver: Dynamo hang on (1:26)

Cubo Torres' second-half penalty kick proved to be the difference as Houston survived a late comeback effort by Vancouver. (1:26)

HOUSTON -- Erick Torres scored his MLS-leading eighth goal of the season on a penalty kick to help the Houston Dynamo beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 on Friday night.

Houston moved into first place in the Western Conference with its sixth victory at home. Vancouver had its two-game road winning streak snapped.

Alberth Elis opened the scoring in the 15th minute with his fifth goal. Fellow Honduran Romell Quioto chased down a loose ball at the edge of the area and chipped it across goal to find Elis' head at the far post.

Torres made it 2-0 in the 68th from the penalty spot after Mauro Manotas was knocked down in the area. Torres entered in the 31st minute after Elis left with a leg injury.

Brek Shea headed in Christian Bolanos' free kick in the 85th for Vancouver.

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