COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - Deshorn Brown scored in the 36th minute to lead the surging Colorado Rapids past the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0 Saturday night.
Edson Buddle added a goal for the Rapids, who extended their unbeaten streak to nine games. They are 5-0-4 since an 0-3-1 stretch.
Colorado (10-7-9) moved ahead of the Whitecaps for sole possession of second place in the Western Conference.
Goalkeeper Clint Irwin earned his ninth shutout.
Vancouver (10-8-6) applied little pressure, but allowed the Rapids few scoring chances.
The Whitecaps are 1-3-1 in their last five games.