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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 New York Red Bulls 34 +29 71
2 Atlanta United FC 34 +26 69
3 New York City FC 34 +14 56
4 DC United 34 +10 51
5 Columbus Crew SC 34 -2 51
6 Philadelphia Union 34 -1 50
7 Montreal Impact 34 -6 46
8 New England Revolution 34 -6 41
9 Toronto FC 34 -5 36
10 Chicago Fire 34 -13 32
11 Orlando City SC 34 -31 28

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Sporting Kansas City 34 +25 62
2 Seattle Sounders FC 34 +15 59
3 LAFC 34 +16 57
4 FC Dallas 34 +8 57
5 Portland Timbers 34 +6 54
6 Real Salt Lake 34 -3 49
7 LA Galaxy 34 +2 48
8 Vancouver Whitecaps 34 -13 47
9 Houston Dynamo 34 0 38
10 Minnesota United FC 34 -22 36
11 Colorado Rapids 34 -27 31
12 San Jose Earthquakes 34 -22 21