ST.LOUIS (AP) — Miguel Perez scored late in the game as St. Louis City beat Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1 on Saturday, continuing to surprise in his MLS debut season.
Eduard Löwen scored after 10 minutes, taking his tally to four goals in the season. Tristan Blackmon scored an own goal in the 45th to put City 2–0 up at half-time.
The Canadian side closed out on 83 minutes when Brian White took a pass from Julien Greusel and scored for the fifth time this season.
Pérez scored an own goal in the fourth minute of injury time, to score for the first time in his fledgling career. The 18-year-old midfielder scored in his 11th appearance, which included five starts.
The St. Louis team reached 25 points, second in the Western Conference, one unit behind the Seattle Sounders, who had defeated the New York Red Bulls 1–0 that day.
The Whitecaps are in eighth place with 17 points.
The Eastern Conference leaders are Cincinnati who defeated the Colorado Rapids 1–0. In third place is the New England Revolution, who played out a 3–3 draw against the Chicago Fire, with Jozy Altidore scoring an attacking goal.
Elsewhere, Toronto beat DC United 2–1, with goals from Deandre Kerr and Casey Thompson, assisted by Lorenzo Insigne. Philadelphia Union came back to beat New York City FC 3–1 with a brace from Argentina’s Julián Carranza in stoppage time.
Paraguayan Ivan Franco scored his first career goal as the Houston Dynamo defeated Austin 2–1.
Furthermore, Atlanta United drew 1–1 against Orlando City; Minnesota United tied for the same score against Real Salt Lake, the same as Dallas against the San Jose Earthquakes; Montreal beat Inter Miami 1–0 and Charlotte also beat Los Angeles Galaxy 1–0.