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Techera, Blondell score in Whitecaps' 2-0 win over RSL

Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic watches the ball after making a save against Real Salt Lake during the first half of an MLS soccer mat...
Real Salt Lake's Joao Plata, front right, controls the ball past Vancouver Whitecaps' Jordon Mutch, left, and Ali Ghazal, back, during the first half ...
Vancouver Whitecaps' Cristian Techera, right, and Nicolas Mezquida celebrate Techera's penalty-kick goal against Real Salt Lake during the second half...
Vancouver Whitecaps' Anthony Blondell, left, and Real Salt Lake's Justen Glad vie for the ball during the second half of an MLS soccer match Friday, A...
Vancouver Whitecaps' Jordon Mutch, left, and Real Salt Lake's Kyle Beckerman battle for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match Friday, ...
Vancouver Whitecaps' Ali Ghazal, left, and Real Salt Lake's Corey Baird vie for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match Friday, April 27...
Vancouver Whitecaps' Jordon Mutch, left, and Real Salt Lake's Damir Kreilach battle for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match Friday, ...

Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic watches the ball after making a save against Real Salt Lake during the first half of an MLS soccer mat...

Real Salt Lake's Joao Plata, front right, controls the ball past Vancouver Whitecaps' Jordon Mutch, left, and Ali Ghazal, back, during the first half ...

Vancouver Whitecaps' Cristian Techera, right, and Nicolas Mezquida celebrate Techera's penalty-kick goal against Real Salt Lake during the second half...

Vancouver Whitecaps' Anthony Blondell, left, and Real Salt Lake's Justen Glad vie for the ball during the second half of an MLS soccer match Friday, A...

Vancouver Whitecaps' Jordon Mutch, left, and Real Salt Lake's Kyle Beckerman battle for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match Friday, ...

Vancouver Whitecaps' Ali Ghazal, left, and Real Salt Lake's Corey Baird vie for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match Friday, April 27...

Vancouver Whitecaps' Jordon Mutch, left, and Real Salt Lake's Damir Kreilach battle for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match Friday, ...

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Cristian Techera connected on a penalty kick, Anthony Blondell scored his first MLS goal and the Vancouver Whitecaps beat Real Salt Lake 2-0 on Friday night to snap a three-game losing streak.

Techera scored in the 76th minute after midfielder Nick Besler pulled down Vancouver's Nicolas Mezquida in the penalty box. Techera celebrated by pulling off his jersey, resulting in an ejection for a second yellow card.

Just three minutes later Alphonso Davies, who had subbed into the game in the 61st minute, had a nice run down the side of the field, then passed to an open Blondell, who tipped the ball into the net.

The Whitecaps (4-4-1) rebounded from a 6-0 loss at Sporting Kansas City, the worst defeat in the team's MLS history. Real Salt Lake (3-4-1) is 1-8-1 in its past 10 games at BC Place Stadium.