Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1, DC United 0 | 2019 MLS Match Recap

An early Yordy Reyna goal was all the Vancouver Whitecaps needed in Week 24 to defeat D.C. United 1-0 at BC Place. 

Reyna put the home side up after 18 minutes when he placed a shot from 24 yards out across his body and through a handful of DC defenders, eluding the diving attempt of goalkeeper Bill Hamid

United nearly tied it a minute later, but goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau denied Ulises Segura with a kick save. 

DC had the edge in possession and shots (24-8), though they created few clear-cut chances afterwards. Instead, it was Vancouver who twice came close to extending their lead, only to see Hamid make a spectacular reaction save on Derek Cornelius and then Reyna hit a shot off the crossbar that bounced just outside the goalmouth and out. 

United did come close to equalizing in the final minutes, however Luciano Acosta's header off a corner hit the near post and was scooped up by Crepeau. 

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Goals

  • 18’ — VAN — Yordy Reyna | WATCH

Three Things

  • THE BIG PICTURE: Vancouver have now taken points in three of their last four matches, and importantly they remembered how to win at home again (this was their first home win since May 25). D.C. out-shot Vancouver 24-8 but few were threatening. Their biggest takeaway is that three newcomers -- Felipe, Ola Kamara and Emmanuel Boateng -- got their first minutes together, with the latter two making their United debuts.
  • MOMENT OF THE MATCH: Reyna's winner:
  • MAN OF THE MATCH: Yordy Reyna was very active on the night. Not only did he net the winner, but later clanked one off the crossbar as he sought another. He also regularly helped keep possession, noted by getting fouled a game-high five times. 

Next Up

  • VAN: Saturday, August 24 at San Jose Earthquakes (10:00 pm ET | TSN4 in Canada, MLS Live on ESPN+ in the US)
  • DC: Wednesday, August 21 vs New York Red Bulls (8:00 pm ET; UniMás; MLS Live on DAZN; TVAS in Canada)

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