VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Kendall Waston scored in the 70th minute and the Vancouver Whitecaps took the final Western Conference playoff spot with a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night.
The defender flung himself at Pedro Morales' corner kick for a header.
The Whitecaps (12-8-14) entered the weekend a point ahead of Portland for the fifth and final playoff spot and had to win in order to advance after the Timbers beat FC Dallas 2-0 in Texas earlier Saturday.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- Blas Perez scored his team-leading 11th goal of the season to help FC Dallas beat the Colorado Rapids 1-0 on Saturday.
Dallas (16-11-6) moved past Real Salt Lake into third place in the Western Conference with its first road victory since Aug. 16 at San Jose. Real Salt Lake tied Portland 0-0 on Friday night.
Perez scored on a penalty in the 56th minute after Colorado's Chris Klute was called for a handball inside the area. In the 89th minute, Perez narrowly missed a bending...