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White’s sliding finish in 74th sends Whitecaps past Austin

August 19, 2021 GMT
Vancouver Midfielder Andy Rose, left, goes up for a header against Austin FC Tomas Pochettino, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)
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Vancouver Midfielder Andy Rose, left, goes up for a header against Austin FC Tomas Pochettino, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)
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Vancouver Midfielder Andy Rose, left, goes up for a header against Austin FC Tomas Pochettino, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Brian White had a sliding finish in the 74th minute to help the Vancouver Whitecaps beat Austin FC 2-1 on Wednesday night.

Vancouver (4-7-8) entered having drawn five straight matches — one shy of tying a MLS record. Austin (4-11-4) avoided a shutout for just the fourth time in its last 15 matches.

Jakob Nerwinski tied it at 1 for Vancouver in the 52nd minute by getting a foot on a loose ball in front of the net following a blocked header.

Austin goalkeeper Brad Stuver came out of his area to defend a counter attack, and Ryan Gauld slid it across the goal to an unmarked White at the back post for the winner.

Alexander Ring headed in Sebastián Driussi’s corner kick in the 37th for Austin. It was the team’s 14th goal this season.

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