Whitecaps stun Earthquakes off goals from Richards, Robson

Whitecaps stun Earthquakes off goals from Richards, Robson

MLS- Vancouver Whitecaps

Whitecaps stun Earthquakes off goals from Richards, Robson

Whitecaps Earthquakes (Getty Images)

Heading into their Sunday game, the San Jose Earthquakes were riding a three-game unbeaten streak in which they scored seven goals while only giving up one.

No one told the Vancouver Whitecaps that.

Barry Robson scored a second-half penalty kick and Dane Richards netted in the first half, as the Whitecaps picked up a surprise 2-1 win over the Earthquakes at BC Place on Sunday. Robson's decisive finish came in the 61st minute after Camilo Sanvezzo went down following a challenge from Sam Cronin on a controversial play.

Robson rifled his spot kick high and to the left and it gave the Whitecaps a permanent lead. Vancouver had originally gone up after Dane Richards netted his first goal as a member of the Whitecaps, but Alan Gordon negated it with a headed finish.

Here are the match highlights:

 

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