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The Vancouver Whitecaps controlled play and created plenty of chances, but just couldn’t score during a 1-0 loss to the Colorado Rapids in Major League Soccer play on Sunday.

There were boos from the crowd of 21,038 at BC Place Stadium after the Rapids won their first road game of the season. Colorado went ahead in the 43rd minute on an own-goal from Whitecaps’ defender Marcel de Jong.

The goal came off a scramble which started when Rapids forward Yannick Boli hit the cross bar with a shot from the right side of the six-yard box. Whitecaps goalkeeper Brian Rowe then made a diving stop on a shot from Joe Mason, but the rebound hit de Jong and rolled into the net.

As the game progressed the Rapids were content to play defence and make the Whitecaps shoot from long range. Goalkeeper Tim Howard kept his team alive with several good saves.

It was the second-consecutive defeat for the Whitecaps (6-7-5), who have gone two games without a goal. Vancouver is 2-2-0 in the past four games and 2-2-4 in the past eight.

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