Reyna, Techera help Vancouver Whitecaps beat Colorado Rapids 2-1

Colorado has lost seven in a row overall and four straight at home

Cristian Techera scored his fourth goal in two games and Yordy Reyna had a goal and an assist to help the Vancouver Whitecaps beat the Colorado Rapids 2-1 on Friday night.

Colorado (2-8-2) has lost seven in a row overall and four straight at home, tying the team record for both such streaks.

Vancouver (4-5-5) snapped a five-game winless skid, including a franchise-record four consecutive draws.

“It’s always nice to win, we’ve been drawing too many games, points we’ve thrown away, really,” Vancouver coach Carl Robinson said. “The league’s very tight, you can go on a winning run or a losing run or a drawing run at any stage. But you’ve got to make the key differences that gain you points.”

Techera, who had his first career hat trick on Saturday, opened the scoring in the 17th minute. Reyna, at the top of the box, tapped it to Techera on the right side. He clutched as defender Tommy Smith slid by and ripped a left-footer just inside the near post.

Reyna first-timed a half-volley off Smith into the net to double the advantage in the 39th. Alphonso Davies’ cross deflected off two defenders to Reyna for the finish from near the spot.

Colorado’s Edgar Castillo blasted a rising left-footer from well outside the area to make it 2-1 in the 41st minute.

“A very entertaining match end to end, probably a little bit too open for both manager’s like,” Robinson said. “Lots of chances, obviously three goals, lots of blocks, lots of missed chances.

“A very tough game but we’re obviously delighted in there. The guys in my locker room put a lot of effort in and if you put the work in you get the rewards.”

The Associated Press

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Growing in the semi-light

Here we are, several weeks into peak fire season and the sky is often overcast with smoke.

75 active fires and 8 wildfires-of-note in Cariboo Fire Centre Aug. 17

The latest update on wildfires, evacuation alerts and orders in the Cariboo Fire Centre.

Mayfield Lake evacuation alert lifted for 342 properties, 28 remain under alert

Progress on the fire has led to evacuation alert changes

Particulate matter levels in Williams Lake high enough to concern all

On a normal summer day levels would be between five and 15 micrograms per cubic metre. They are above 621.

Williams Lake RCMP asking public’s assistance identifying a male

He drives a black Ford F-150, has an owl tattoo

PHOTOS: B.C. city wakes up to darkness under wildfire smoke

The rest of the province also dealing with thick haze as smoky skies continue

Safeway union urges prejection of mediator recommendations

Says mediator asks for too many concessions

Fire chases B.C. crews out of their own camp

Crews in Burns Lake had to leave after a wildfire reportedly overtook their sleeping quarters

To address peacock problem, B.C. city moves ahead on trapping plan

Surrey’s new bylaw focuses on ensuring people no longer feed the birds, ahead of relocation

Hospitals to see ‘delays’ in care after losing Saudi students, health group says

About 1,000 Saudi residents called back to kingdom after suspending diplomatic relations with Canada

Bernier diatribe against ‘extreme multiculturalism’ boosts Liberal coffers

Party spokesperson Braeden Caley says online donations doubled, social media engagement quadrupled

‘Disjointed’ system hinders British Columbia First Nations in wildfire fight

More than 550 wildfires were burning in B.C. and crews were bracing for wind and dry lightning

Castlegar bridge designed by architect of collapsed Italian bridge

Riccardo Morandi designed the Kinnaird Bridge, which is part of Highway 3.

Federal government announces over $115 million to Royal Canadian Navy

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan was at Victoria’s CFB Esquimalt to announce missile system upgrades

Most Read