Dwyer scores 2 goals; Sporting KC beats Whitecaps 2-1

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Dominic Dwyer scored two first-half goals and Sporting Kansas City beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 on Saturday night.

Dwyer scored in the fifth minute, and Sporting KC (2-0-0) made it 2-0 when Chance Myers crossed to Dwyer, who fired his shot to the far post in the 41st minute, with goalkeeper David Oustedin unable to get a hand on it.

Dwyer’s best chance for a hat trick came when his left-footed shot from outside the box off a free kick sailed over the net in the 87th minute. Dwyer scored 12 goals last season and a team-record 22 in 2014.

Pedro Morales scored off a penalty kick in the 70th minute for the Whitecaps (0-2-0).

Sporting KC is 4-0-0 at home against Vancouver. The lone Whitecaps victory in seven meetings was in 2014, a 2-0 win at BC Place.