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Vancouver Whitecaps FC
VAN
Final
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Houston Dynamo
HOU
Saturday, March 29, 20147:00 PM
BC PlaceMLS Regular SeasonClearTSN2,MLS LIVE,CSN-Hou +Attendance: 21000

Match Summary

GOALS AND ASSISTS

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TimeClubPlayerAssisted By
 75'HOURicardo Clark
  • Brad Davis
 58'VANKenny Miller 
 14'VANJordan Harvey
  • Andy O'Brien
  • Pedro Morales
DISCIPLINARY

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TimeClubPlayerReason
SUBSTITUTIONS

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 87'VAN
Nicolás Mezquida (M)
Pedro Morales (M)
 86'HOU
Mark Sherrod (F)
Andrew Driver (M)
 77'HOU
Brian Ownby (M)
Jermaine Taylor (D)
 76'VAN
Kekuta Manneh (F)
Gershon Koffie (M)
 71'HOU
Omar Cummings (F)
Oscar Boniek García (M)
 65'VAN
Sebastian Fernandez (F)
Darren Mattocks (F)

Starting Formations

1Ousted33Beitashour40O'Brien6DeMerit2Harvey15Laba28Koffie31Teibert77Morales9Miller11MattocksM70162936723191Hall8Sarkodie18Horst4Taylor26Ashe20Driver27García13Clark11Brad Davis12Bruin23BarnesM722241751516RAA4

Lineups

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC
1GDavid Ousted
33DSteven Beitashour
40DAndy O'Brien
6DJay DeMerit
2DJordan Harvey
15MMatías Laba
28MGershon Koffie
31MRussell Teibert
77MPedro Morales
9FKenny Miller
11FDarren Mattocks
Houston Dynamo
1GTally Hall
8DKofi Sarkodie
18DDavid Horst
4DJermaine Taylor
26DCorey Ashe
20MAndrew Driver
27MOscar Boniek García
13MRicardo Clark
11MBrad Davis
12FWill Bruin
23FGiles Barnes
Bench
70Paolo Tornaghi
16Johnny Leveron
29Nicolás Mezquida
36Bryce Alderson
7Sebastian Fernandez
23Kekuta Manneh
19Erik Hurtado
 
7Omar Cummings
22Brian Ownby
24Tyler Deric
17Servando Carrasco
5Warren Creavalle
15Mark Sherrod
16A.J. Cochran
Managers
  Carl Robinson
 
  Dominic Kinnear
OFFICIALS

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RefereeKevin Stott  
Assistant RefereeAdam Wienckowski  
Assistant RefereeFelisha Mariscal  
Fourth OfficialYounes Marrakchi  
Saturday, March 29, 2014
7:00 PM
BC Place
TSN2,MLS LIVE,CSN-Hou +

VANCOUVER, B.C. -- The Vancouver Whitecaps remain perfect at home, claiming a 2-1 win over the Houston Dynamo at BC Place thanks to goals from left back Jordan Harvey and forward Kenny Miller.

Harvey scored the opener in the 14th minute, pouncing into the path of a header across goal from Andy O'Brien to tuck the ball past Tally Hall. Pedro Morales was instrumental on the goal, sending a pinpoint right-footed cross from the left onto O'Brien's head.

Miller then doubled Vancouver's lead in the 58th minute, scoring from the spot by slotting the ball into the bottom right corner. The Scottish Designated Player had to take the penalty twice though, scoring both times – after referee Kevin Stott blew down Miller's initial spot kick due to encroachment by a number of Whitecaps players.

Darren Mattocks generated that penalty, juking around Kofi Sarkodie, who handled the ball in the box after a failed attempt to tackle the Jamaican.

Ricardo Clark narrowed the lead by scoring for the Dynamo in the 75th minute, heading home a Brad Davis free kick. David Ousted tried to stretch across to his left to make the save, but the connection from Clark found the bottom right corner.

Though the Whitecaps were clearly the better side for most of the match, Clark's tally gave the visitors hope. Though Morales bossed the game in the first half, Houston aimed to neutralize him better after the restart and largely succeeded, playing a more physical game on the Chilean.

Vancouver's first clear opportunity in the match came in the 12th minute, as Miller sent a left-footed cross right across goal into the path of the rushing Mattocks. The Jamaican made contact but couldn't hit the target, his shot flying over Hall's crossbar.

The Dynamo came close to finding an equalizer to Vancouver's early opener in the 16th minute, as Giles Barnes narrowly headed wide of target, getting on the end of a cross from the right from Sarkodie.

Houston again narrowly missed out after Davis hit a shot across goal from the left at an acute angle that Ousted tipped onto the crossbar. Barnes set Davis up for the 49th minute opportunity with a clever backheel in the area.

Miller nearly added a second in the 93rd minute, but his curling right footed effort went just wide to the right of target.

With the win, the Whitecaps move to 2-0-2, ahead of next Saturday's home match at BC Place against the Colorado Rapids. As for the Dynamo, they drop to 2-1-0, with their next outing a home match against FC Dallas on Saturday at BBVA Compass Stadium.

MLSsoccer.com Men of the Match

Rank Player What We Saw
1 Pedro Morales Pulled the strings for the victors, and showed his impressive passing ability off, especially in the first half
2 Darren Mattocks Still hasn't found the back of the net, but did everything else well, including drawing the penalty on the winner
3 Brad Davis Was subdued by his standards, but showed flashes of skill on the flank and set up Houston's goal