This marked the first match between the two teams.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Daniel Rios scored on a tap-in in the 85th minute to send Charlotte FC to a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday.
Vancouver (3-7-2) grabbed a 1-0 lead just two minutes into the match when Tosaint Ricketts took advantage of a Christian Fuchs miscue in the box to find the back of the net.
Charlotte (5-7-1) answered in the 8th minute when Andre Shinyashiki snuck a header past Vancouver’s Max Anchor, who was an emergency starter because of injuries. Cristian Ortiz had an assist on Rios’ match-winner.
Charlotte outshot the Whitecaps 10-6 but Vancouver had a 4-3 edge in shots on goal.
Kristijan Kahlina made three saves for Charlotte.
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The match is part of this summer’s FC Series event featuring international matches across the United States. The series concludes with a stateside derby between Arsenal and Chelsea, two of the world’s most popular and successful professional soccer clubs, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on July 23.
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