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                 === Hurtado's strike sees 'Caps edge Crew ===
 
 Columbus,  OH (SportsNetwork.com)  - Erik Hurtado's  first MLS goal held up as
 the  winner  on Saturday as Vancouver  Whitecaps FC claimed its first win away
 from home with a 1-0 victory over the Columbus Crew at Crew Stadium.
 
 Coming  off  a 3-2  result over  the San  Jose Earthquakes  last weekend at BC
 Place, Vancouver had the better of the play in the opening 10 minutes.
 
 Hurtado  created the first  good chance when he got free on the right wing and
 fired  one on goal that had to be expertly parried away by Columbus goalkeeper
 Steve Clark.
 
 The  Whitecaps  opened the scoring  in the 37th minute  as Hurtado did well to
 collect  the  ball off his  chest, beat his  mark on the  turn and rip a left-
 footed,  curling strike into the top left corner, leaving Clark with no chance
 for a save.
 
 Columbus  had  the advantage  in possession,  but did little  with it over the
 course of 90 minutes as the Crew managed just two shots on target. Vancouver's
 defense  did  well to limit the  space for Columbus attacker Jairo Arrieta and
 Federico Higuain.
 
 Omar Salgado, a former No, 1 overall selection who has missed significant time
 with an injury, came on in the 74th minute and had a chance to put it away for
 Vancouver  as  he went in  alone with three minutes  to play, but directed his
 chipped effort just wide of the far post.
 
 The result sees the Whitecaps win two straight for the first time this season,
 while  the Crew  continue  to struggle.  Their winless  streak  now stands  at
 seven consecutive matches.
 
 
 05/10 21:39:56 ET

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