MLS roundup: Vancouver Whitecaps beat Real Salt Lake to stay atop MLS

Darren Mattocks’ goal lifts Vancouver to victory over Real Salt Lake, while Seattle scores fifth straight win over Colorado

Darren Mattocks scored in the 80th minute as the Vancouver Whitecaps beat Real Salt Lake 1-0 on Saturday to stay atop the Western Conference table in Major League Soccer.

The referee issued a red card to Sebastian Saucedo for a studs-up challenge on Mauro Rosales in the 76th minute. The MLS-leading Whitecaps quickly capitalized when Mattocks headed home Russell Teibert’s left-footed cross 4 minutes later.

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