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Vancouver Whitecaps defeat Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-0

BURNABY, British Columbia — Vancouver parlayed Martin Nash's goal on a penalty shot into a 1-0 win Sunday over Tampa Bay, which snapped a seven-game unbeaten streak.

Nash made the penalty kick in added time at the end of the first half for the Whitecaps (4-2-3), who earned their first win in two weeks.

Referee Mathieu Bourdeau awarded the penalty after Whitecaps striker Marcus Haber pushed the ball past defender Robert Valentino on the right flank and sent it into the Rowdies box, where the ball hit midfielder Scott Buete's hand.

Whitecaps coach Teitur Thordarson was pleased with the win but frustrated at his team's lack of finish in rainy conditions before a sellout of 5,288 at Swangard Stadium in the U.S. Soccer Federation Division 2 showdown.

"In tight games like that, you just have to score on these chances," he said. "We could have made it so much easier for ourselves. In the end, they had some great chances they missed, so we were a little bit lucky there."

The Whitecaps played the last 10 minutes with 10 men after defender Luca Bellisomo was ejected for receiving his second yellow card.

The Rowdies' best scoring chance came off a free kick by Takuya Yamada late in the second half. Vancouver keeper Jay Nolly mispunched it, leaving the ball to forward Aaron King, who shot inches wide of the goal.

Rowdies coach Paul Dalglish was frustrated with the result.

"We came into the home ground of one of the powerhouses of the league, and we should have come away with not just a point but three points because we had chances to win the game," he said. "It's a really tough one to take because we feel that we can beat anybody."

Dalglish noted that the Rowdies (5-2-3) have 17 goals this season.

"We're not going to let one unlucky result put us on a downer," he said. "The bigger picture is we're a good team, and we're going to win more games than we lose this season."

The Whitecaps took over first in the NASL Conference, and the Rowdies remain second in the USL Conference.

Vancouver 1

Rowdies 0

Vancouver Whitecaps defeat Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-0 06/06/10 [Last modified: Sunday, June 6, 2010 11:17pm]
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