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2018 Major League Soccer, Regular Season
  • Cristian Techera (49', 51', 74')
  • Ali Ghazal (26' OG)
  • Cristian Penilla (47')
  • Teal Bunbury (59')

Cristian Techera hat trick helps Vancouver earn point against New England

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Vancouver 3-3 New England: 6-goal thriller - Via MLS (1:58)

Cristian Techera's hat trick helped the Vancouver Whitecaps fight back to a 3-3 home draw against the New England Revolution. (1:58)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Cristian Techera scored three second-half goals and the Vancouver Whitecaps overcame several defensive errors to draw with the New England Revolution 3-3 on Saturday.

The Whitecaps are winless in five games and have just one victory in their past nine matches.

Vancouver was down 2-0 early in the second half. Whitecaps defender Aly Ghazal had an own goal and made a poor pass that helped set up a goal by New England's Teal Bunbury, while another Revolution goal came after defender Sean Franklin mishandled a ball.

Techera made it 2-1 in the 49th minute off a cross from Marcel de Jong. Russell Teibert set up Techera again two minutes later, with Techera scoring on a header after Matt Turner stopped the first shot.

Bunbury gave New England a 3-2 lead in the 59th minute after Ghazal's weak pass was picked off.

Techera then completed the hat trick in the 74th minute off a pass from striker Yordy Reyna.

Cristian Penilla also scored for New England.

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Atlanta United FC 28 +26 57
2 New York Red Bulls 29 +21 56
3 New York City FC 29 +13 49
4 Columbus Crew SC 28 +1 44
5 Philadelphia Union 28 -5 40
6 Montreal Impact 29 -5 39
7 DC United 28 0 35
8 New England Revolution 28 -2 34
9 Toronto FC 28 -5 30
10 Chicago Fire 28 -11 27
11 Orlando City SC 28 -26 24

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Sporting Kansas City 28 +20 51
2 FC Dallas 28 +10 50
3 LAFC 28 +12 47
4 Real Salt Lake 29 +2 45
5 Seattle Sounders FC 27 +9 44
6 Portland Timbers 28 +1 44
7 Vancouver Whitecaps 28 -8 40
8 LA Galaxy 29 -5 38
9 Houston Dynamo 28 +4 31
10 Minnesota United FC 28 -15 30
11 Colorado Rapids 28 -22 24
12 San Jose Earthquakes 28 -15 20

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