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Nani’s late goal lifts Orlando City over Whitecaps 1-0.

April 20, 2019
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Orlando City's Chris Mueller, left, clears the ball away from Vancouver Whitecaps' Russell Teibert during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Luís Carlos “Nani” Almeida da Cunha scored in the closing minutes to help Orlando City beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0 on Saturday.

Sacha Kljestan came on for Will Johnson in the 76th minute and first-timed a cross by Ruan Carlos Gomes Costa da Silva that deflected off Nani in the 88th.

Orlando City (3-3-2) outshot Vancouver (1-5-2) 16-6 and had 60.6% possession.

Zac MacMath made his debut, starting in place of Maxime Crépeau (rest) with the Whitecaps and had three saves, including stops in the 47th and 60th minutes.

Brian Rowe, who signed with Orlando City in the offseason after starting 10 games for Vancouver in 2018, had two saves in his second shutout of the season.