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Cavallini scores as short-handed Whitecaps take dramatic 2-1 victory over Dynamo

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The Canadian Press

Canadian Press

Gemma Karstens-Smith

Vancouver — Lucas Cavallini scored when injured, letting the short-handed Vancouver Whitecaps win the Houston Dynamo 2-1 rice field. On Friday.

The Canadian striker shot with his left foot from within the penalty area in the second minute of the additional time to secure the "Caps (8-10-6)" victory.

Simon Betcher, who made his Major League Soccer debut, scored his first goal of the Vancouver night in the 88th minute.

Fafà Picault started scoring Houston (7-13-4) in the 6th minute.

On Thursday, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Cap was playing without a few regulars after six players joined the league's health and safety protocol. ..

The results are very important as the Vancouver side is looking for a playoff berth. Whitecaps is located two points outside the post-season spot.

Houston dominated in the first half of Friday, but a series of submarines ignited Vancouver's attack and the home team overtook visitors 13-9 throughout the game. There were also four shots to the target.

Fans were still filtering their seats when Houston started scoring in the 6th minute.

Vancouver refused to visit the corner, but Sam Junqua reached the second ball and sent the ball from the top of the penalty area. Pico touched in front of the net and dribbled past the cropper into his lower right corner.

Whitecaps struggled hard in the first half and the dynamo hemmed to their edge for an extended stretch. This was exacerbated by frequent defensive failures.

Houston dominated 63.5% of ownership in the 45th minute of the opening. They beat the homeside 6-4 and 2-1 with a chance to reach their goal.

Vancouver appeared ready to level when Julian Gressel sent a clear cross into the box where Tosaint Ricketts was sliding towards the net in the 43rd minute. .. A Canadian striker's stretched leg missed the ball, "Caps entered half-time 1-0.

Head coach Vanni Saltini attacked his lineup in the 56th minute. Attempt, striker Lucas Cavallini was replaced by midfielder Pedro Bite and Michael Bardismo was replaced by Leonard Ous.

Three minutes later, Ryan Gold was in Cavalini. The move almost paid a dividend when a muscular Canadian put the ball on his foot and widened the post to shoot.

Houston, Thorleifur Ulfarsson opened a "Caps defense" box I almost doubled the lead in 60 minutes after firing a blast from the center of the.

The cropper jumped in, away from the stretched hand of the first shot, hitting the post and rolling towards the goal. The Vancouver keeper jumped at the moment of the loose ball before the ball crossed the line.

Whitecaps continued to push, but was frustrated. 78 minutes into the match, Cavalini was warned of a foul, and Gold issued a yellow card with Picault's sliding tackle a minute later.

Due to the accumulation of yellow cards, Cavalini will be suspended next week.

23-year-old Becher entered in the 82nd minute and immediately started work, sending his right foot shot to the lower right corner of the net in the 88th minute.

Defender Lankoveserinovic scored a winning goal in the Cavalini match in the 92nd minute.

Whitecaps will be L.A. next week. I'm planning to play against the Galaxy.

Note: Whitecaps striker Brian White was unable to play on Friday due to tension in his chest. ⦠Central midfielder Alessandro Schopf was on a bench in Vancouver. "Caps signed a 28-year-old Austrian on Wednesday. A crowd of 14,668 people announced ⦠participated in the game.

This report by The Canadian Press was published in August 2022. First published on the 5th.