Whitecaps earn critical point in playoff race in draw with Dynamo

Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau watches as the ball deflects off the post and stays out of the goal after making a diving save against Real Salt Lake during first half MLS soccer action in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021. (Darryl Dyck/CP)

HOUSTON — Maxime Crepeau made four saves for Vancouver in the Whitecaps’ 0-0 tie with the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday night.

Crepeau had the save of the match in the 84th minute, just deflecting a tight shot over the cross bar.

Vancouver (8-8-10) picked up a critical point after starting the night in a three-way tie for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

The Whitecaps didn’t have a shot on goal. Michael Nelson had his second shutout for Houston (5-11-12), making one save on a deflected ball.

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