VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Cristian Techera scored in the 32nd minute in the Vancouver Whitecaps' 1-0 victory over FC Dallas on Saturday night.
Techera back-heeled in a pass from Kekuta Manneh while being sandwiched by goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez and defender Je-Vaughn Watson. The Uruguayan midfielder has three goals in three games.
The Whitecaps (14-9-3) regained first place in the Western Conference, moving two points ahead of idle Los Angeles. Vancouver has won four of its last five games.
Dallas (11-8-5) has lost three straight.