Techera scores in 32nd, Whitecaps beat FC Dallas 1-0

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.