VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Pedro Morales scored his second goal of the game in the 78th minute in the Vancouver Whitecaps' 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake on Saturday.
Morales scored off a deflection to spark a wild celebration as Vancouver passed Portland for the final Western Conference playoff spot.
Vancouver (9-8-13) leads Portland by a point with four games remaining for each club. Portland blew a two-goal lead earlier Saturday in a 3-2 loss at Toronto.
Morales tied it at 1 in the 62nd minute...
SANDY, Utahv-- Real Salt Lake scored four goals in a 13-minute span on its way to a 5-1 rout over the Colorado Rapids in Major League Soccer on Friday.
Salt Lake trailed 1-0 early, but responded with a scoring binge to end the first half.
Joao Plata sent a well-placed ball into the upper-right corner of the net in the 32nd minute to start the scoring.
Javier Morales added a goal from a corner kick a minute later and Chris Schuler cleaned up a free kick in the 37th. Real...