Late LeToux winner lifts Whitecaps past Rapids

Late LeToux winner lifts Whitecaps past Rapids

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Late LeToux winner lifts Whitecaps past Rapids

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When rookie Darren Mattocks drew his second yellow card, earning a red card in Saturday's match between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Colorado Rapids, it looked like the home team might struggle to avoid losing at BC Place.

Sebastien LeToux not only made sure that didn't happen, he helped the Whitecaps take all three points in Saturday's battle of Western Conference playoff contenders.

LeToux headed home a Davide Chiumiento cross to give Vancouver a 1-0 victory, a win earned on the strength of some strong goalkeeping from Joe Cannon, and some quality defending from the Whitecaps back-line.

The loss spoiled an outstanding night for Rapids goalkeeper Matt Pickens, who recorded seven saves to keep Colorado in the match.

Here are the match highlights:

 

What did you think of the match? Impressed with the way Vancouver squeezed out three points despite playing a man down? Still not sold on Colorado's credentials as a playoff contender?

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