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Whitecaps eliminated from playoffs with loss to Rapids

The Colorado Rapids eliminated the Vancouver Whitecaps from playoff contention after a 3-2 victory on Saturday night.

Colorado defeats Vancouver 3-2

Vancouver Whitecaps forward Camilo Sanvezzo, right, is sent flying after getting tied up with Colorado Rapids midfielder Hendry Thomas. (David Zalubowski/The Associated Press)

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.

Kebuta 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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