VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Dene Richards and Camilo Sanvezzo both had a goal and assist Wednesday in leading Vancouver to a 4-0 victory over Chivas USA.
Gershon Koffie and Richards scored in the first half and the Whitecaps poured it on in the second half with goals by Sanvezzo and Barry Robson.
Vancouver (11-12-9) improved its playoff chances by moving five points in front of Dallas for the fifth and final post-season spot in the Western Conference.
The Whitecaps ended a seven-match winless streak
Chivas USA (9-15-7) is mired in last place in the West.