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August 11, 2012 7:10 PM EDT
BC Place Stadium — Vancouver, British Columbia
Referee:‬ P. Ward‎
Attendance:‬ 20083‎
 

Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 Real Salt Lake: Role reversal

In a Western Conference showdown, Vancouver edged up the table against second-placed Salt Lake with a home win.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Nat Borchers, Real Salt Lake; Andy O'Brien, Vancouver Whitecaps; MLS
Jessica Haydahl
Two weeks after losing 2-1 to Real Salt Lake in Utah, the Vancouver Whitecaps won by that scoreline in Canada.

In the first half, Jay DeMerit smacked heads with Brad Knighton, making his first start of the season in place of the suspended Joe Cannon. The American international had to leave the match, and defender Andy O'Brien earned his first minutes for the club as the captain's substitute.

Vancouver opened the scoring nearly an hour into the match. Camilo pounced on a blocked clearance and tucked home from a tight angle. Five minutes later, Dane Richards doubled the lead with a gorgeous effort from outside the box that curled around a defender on its way past Nick Rimando.

In stoppage time RSL scored a consolation. Paulo Jr. centered the ball from the far edge of the field and Nat Borchers headed it on target.

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC

18
Brad Knighton
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
Alain Rochat
Defender
41′
 - 
6
Jay DeMerit
Defender
31′
 - 
12
Young-Pyo Lee
Defender
 - 
15
Martin Bonjour
Defender
 - 
13
Barry Robson
Midfielder
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-
Jun Davidson
Midfielder
83′
 - 
28
Gershon Koffie
Midfielder
49′
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-
Dane Richards
Striker
64′
 - 
11
 - 
37
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Real Salt Lake

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18
Nick Rimando
Goalkeeper
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2
 - 
3
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6
 - 
17
 - 
5
Kyle Beckerman
Midfielder
 - 
4
Will Johnson
Midfielder
75′
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11
Javier Morales
Midfielder
46′
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20
Ned Grabavoy
Midfielder
 - 
9
 - 
15

Substitutes

24
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40
 - 
2
 - 
23
 - 
11
 - 
31
 - 
9
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Substitutes

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28
Kyle Reynish
Goalkeeper
 - 
29
K. Mansally
Defender
 - 
-
 - 
21
Luis Gil
Midfielder
46′
 - 
22
 - 
23
Paulo Jr.
Striker
68′
 - 
17

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