Becher rallies Whitecaps to 1-1 draw with Minnesota United

MLS Whitecaps United Soccer
Minnesota United midfielder Will Trapp (20) and Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Alessandro Schöpf, left, vie for ball in the second half of an MLS soccer game Saturday in St. Paul.
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Simon Becher scored unassisted in his first match of the season and it came in the eighth minute of second-half stoppage time, rallying the Vancouver Whitecaps to a 1-1 draw with Minnesota United on Saturday night.

Becher subbed in and played 20 minutes before delivering the equalizer. His only other goal came last season when he subbed in for an 8-minute stint and scored in the Whitecaps' 2-1 win over the Houston Dynamo.

Minnesota United (2-0-2) was the only team to beat Vancouver (0-2-3) twice last season. Minnesota United, off to the best start in club history, and St. Louis City entered the day as the only two teams with a pair of road wins.

Yohei Takaoka finished with two saves for Vancouver. Clint Irwin stopped four shots for Minnesota United.

The Whitecaps had a 23-8 advantage in shots and a 5-2 edge in shots on goal.

Vancouver returns home to host CF Montreal on Saturday. Minnesota United travels to play St. Louis City on Saturday.

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