Marlon Hairston leads Rapids to 2-0 win over Whitecaps

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Marlon Hairston had a goal and an assist to help the Colorado Rapids beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0 on Saturday night.

The Rapids (11-3-8) rebounded after their franchise-record 15-game undefeated streak was snapped in a 5-1 loss at New York City last Saturday.

Hairston opened the scoring in the 44th minute with a close-range finish on Marc Burch's cross. It was Hairston's third goal in his last four games.

Dominique Badji finished Hairston's low cross to give the Rapids a 2-0 lead in the 60th minute.

Colorado moved within three points of MLS-leading FC Dallas and remained in second place in the overall standings. The Whitecaps (8-10-6) lost their second in a row and are winless in their last four.

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