Whitecaps edge DC United 2-1

Long Tan’s first goal helped the Vancouver Whitecaps beat D.C.

United 2-1 on Wednesday night.

D.C. United (9-11-11) suffered its third consecutive loss and

saw its wild card playoff chances reduced with three games

remaining.

The expansion Whitecaps, long since eliminated from the

playoffs, posted their second straight victory. They improved to

6-16-10 with two games remaining in their first MLS season.

Tan, the only Chinese-born player to play in the league, put the

Whitecaps ahead 2-0 in the 47th minute as he headed in Alain

Rochat’s cross.

Camilo scored in the first minute for the Whitecaps while

Brandon McDonald replied in the 58th for United.