Rubio, Yarbrough help Rapids beat Whitecaps 1-0

SANDY, UTAH (AP) – Diego Rubio scored his first goal of the season and Will Yarbrough had three saves to help the Colorado Rapids beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0 on Sunday night.

Rubio blasted a rising free kick from about 25 yards that skimmed the crossbar and slipped inside the post in the 26th minute.

Yarbrough had three saves and posted his second shutout of the season for Colorado (1-1-1). The 32-year-old had four clean sheets in 14 starts last season, his first in MLS.

The Rapids outshot Vancouver (1-1-1), which had 57.1 per cent possession, 16-9.

The Whitecaps are playing their home games in the United States due to travel restrictions put in place by the Canadian government regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

Colorado Rapids defender Danny Wilson (L) defends against Vancouver Whitecaps forward Deiber Caicedo in the second half of an MLS football game in Sandy, Utah. PHOTO: AP