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Torres scores 2, Rapids beat Whitecaps 3-2

9:10 PM, Oct 19, 2013   |    comments
Oct 19, 2013; Commerce City, CO, USA; Colorado Rapids defender German Mera (33) celebrates a win with defender Drew Moor (3) in front of Vancouver Whitecaps forward Camilo Sanvezzo (7) after the end of the match at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. The Rapids won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) - Gabriel Torres scored his second goal of the game in the 77th minute, lifting Colorado to a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night that moved the Rapids into a tie for third place in the Western Conference.

Torres' left-footed shot came two minutes after Camilo Sanvezzo tied the game with a penalty kick that was awarded when Jordan Harvey was hauled down in the scoring area.

Deshorn Brown added a goal for Colorado (14-10-9). Its 51 points, a franchise best, tied it with Seattle and Los Angeles in the West.

Kekuta Manneh also scored for Vancouver (12-12-9), which had its two-game road winning streak snapped and was eliminated from playoff contention.

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