Whitecaps give up late goal in loss to Charlotte FC

Whitecaps midfielder Ryan Gauld, left, battles Charlotte FC midfielder Benjamin Bender for the ball in the first half of an MLS soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday. (Nell Redmond/AP)

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 eighth 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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