Commerce City, Colo. — Diego Rubio found the back of the net for the Colorado Rapids in Saturday’s 3-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps.
Rubio’s penalty kick in the 33rd minute put the Rapids (9-12-9) up 2-1 for good.
The Rapids also got one goal each from Jonathan Lewis and Jesse Zards.
Brian White scored for the Whitecaps (9-14-7).
The Rapids outshot the Whitecaps 24-15, with five shots on goal to four for the Whitecaps.
William Yarbrough saved three of the four shots he faced for the Rapids. Cody Cropper saved two of the five shots he faced for the Whitecaps.
The two teams play next Wednesday, with the Rapids hosting the San Jose Earthquakes while the Whitecaps host the LA Galaxy.