Whitecaps, Dynamo play to a scoreless draw

  • Houston Dynamo midfielder Griffin Dorsey, left, blocks the pass attempt by Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Patrick Metcalfe (32) during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, in Houston.

    Houston Dynamo midfielder Griffin Dorsey, left, blocks the pass attempt by Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Patrick Metcalfe (32) during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, in Houston. Associated Press

  • Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau, left, makes a save in front of Houston Dynamo forward Carlos Darwin Quintero, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, in Houston.

    Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau, left, makes a save in front of Houston Dynamo forward Carlos Darwin Quintero, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, in Houston. Associated Press

  • Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Michael Nelson, left, kicks the ball away in front of Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Ryan Raposo, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, in Houston.

    Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Michael Nelson, left, kicks the ball away in front of Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Ryan Raposo, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, in Houston. Associated Press

  • Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Leonard Owusu, left, moves the ball in front of Houston Dynamo midfielder Fafa Picault (10) during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, in Houston.

    Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Leonard Owusu, left, moves the ball in front of Houston Dynamo midfielder Fafa Picault (10) during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, in Houston. Associated Press

  • Vancouver Whitecaps forward Lucas Cavallini (9) steals the ball from Houston Dynamo forward Carlos Darwin Quintero, behind on pitch, as Leonard Owusu (17) and Darwin Ceren (24) look on during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, in Houston.

    Vancouver Whitecaps forward Lucas Cavallini (9) steals the ball from Houston Dynamo forward Carlos Darwin Quintero, behind on pitch, as Leonard Owusu (17) and Darwin Ceren (24) look on during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, in Houston. Associated Press

  • Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Janio Bikel (19) kicks the ball away as Houston Dynamo forward Corey Baird (12) advances during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, in Houston.

    Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Janio Bikel (19) kicks the ball away as Houston Dynamo forward Corey Baird (12) advances during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, in Houston. Associated Press

  • Houston Dynamo midfielder Griffin Dorsey, left, moves the ball in front of Vancouver Whitecaps defender Javain Brown, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, in Houston.

    Houston Dynamo midfielder Griffin Dorsey, left, moves the ball in front of Vancouver Whitecaps defender Javain Brown, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, in Houston. Associated Press

  • Houston Dynamo defender Sam Junqua, left, and Vancouver Whitecaps defender Javain Brown, right, tangle up as they battle to control the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, in Houston.

    Houston Dynamo defender Sam Junqua, left, and Vancouver Whitecaps defender Javain Brown, right, tangle up as they battle to control the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, in Houston. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 9/29/2021 10:16 PM

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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