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Whitecaps play DC United to scoreless draw

Sunday - 3/25/2012, 7:35am  ET

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Joe Cannon made three outstanding second-half saves and the unbeaten Vancouver Whitecaps played a scoreless draw against D.C. United on Saturday night.

Cannon secured Vancouver's third consecutive shutout by foiling Canadian star Dwayne De Rosario in the 84th minute, making a leg save on a shot from close range.

Cannon has recorded two of the three shutouts. He pulled himself out of last weekend's 1-0 win at Chivas USA because of a quadriceps injury, and the victory went to backup Brad Knighton.

D.C. went with backup Joe Willis because No. 1 Bill Hamid is playing for the U.S. under-23 team at the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament. United defender Perry Kitchen also is on the American team, while gifted winger Andy Najar is with Honduras in the same competition.


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