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  • June 10, 2012
  • • 7:08 PM
  • • BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Referee: Ramon Hernandez Hernandez
  • • Attendance: 18811
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Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1 Houston Dynamo: Mattocks brace leads home side to win

Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1 Houston Dynamo: Mattocks brace leads home side to win

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The second overall pick in the 2012 SuperDraft had a breakout performance, providing the difference in a Whitecaps victory.

Rookie striker Darren Mattocks scored a pair of goals as the Vancouver Whitecaps earned a 3-1 home win over the visiting Houston Dynamo Sunday night.

The Jamaican opened the scoring within the first five minutes of the match, turning home a cross from Young-Pyo Lee.

Gershon Koffie created the second goal for Mattocks on 66 minutes. The midfielder hit an inch-perfect pass with the outside of his boot, which the Akron product ran onto and finished.

The visitors were given hope through a fine finish by Macoumba Kandji, but the Whitecaps made the points secure just a few minutes later when Jordan Harvey scored.

With the win, Vancouver managed to surge past the Colorado Rapids and into fourth place in the Western Conference standings.

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