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Cavallini's winner leads short-handed Whitecaps to comeback win over Dynamo

Lucas Cavallini scored in injury time, giving the short-handed Vancouver Whitecaps a much-needed 2-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Friday.

Simon Becher scores 88th-minute equalizer for Vancouver in MLS debut

Vancouver Whitecaps' Lucas Cavallini, Tosaint Ricketts (87) and Russell Teibert (31) celebrate after the Whitecaps defeated the Houston Dynamo 2-1 on Friday at BC Place in Vancouver. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

Lucas Cavallini scored in injury time, giving the short-handed Vancouver Whitecaps a much-needed 2-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Friday.

The Canadian striker fired a left-footed shot from inside the penalty area in the second minute of added time to secure the win for the 'Caps (8-10-6).

Simon Becher—making his Major League Soccer debut—put away Vancouver's first goal of the night in the 88th minute.

Fafa Picault opened the scoring for Houston (7-13-4) in the sixth minute.

WATCH | Cavallini completes comeback:

Lucas Cavallini's stoppage-time goal completes a Whitecaps late comeback

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Duration 1:14
After giving up an early Houston goal, Vancouver stormed back with goals in the 88th and 92nd minutes.

The 'Caps were playing without several regulars after a COVID-19 outbreak forced six players into the league's health and safety protocols on Thursday.

The result is crucial for a Vancouver side still hunting for a playoff berth. The Whitecaps now sit two points outside of a post-season spot.

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