Rapids beat Vancouver 1-0 on Whitecaps’ own goal

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Colorado Rapids’ Joe Mason (10) falls into the net near Vancouver Whitecaps’ Doneil Henry (2) after scoring during first-half MLS soccer game action in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sunday, July 1, 2018. (Ben Nelms/The Canadian Press via AP)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia | Colorado scored on Vancouver defender Marcel de Jong’s own goal in the 43rd minute and the Rapids held on to beat the Whitecaps 1-0 on Sunday for their first road victory of the season.

Rapids forward Yannick Boli hit the cross bar from the right side of the six-yard box, and goalkeeper Brian Rowe made a diving stop on Joe Mason’s shot, but the rebound hit de Jong and rolled into the net.

The Rapids (4-9-3) have two wins and draw in their last three games after losing eight straight. They are 1-5-1 on the road.

The Whitecaps (6-7-5) have lost two straight, both shutouts.