Cavallini returns to help Whitecaps find extra gear in comeback win over RSL

The Vancouver Whitecaps snapped a four-game losing skid Saturday, taking a much-needed 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake.

Lucas Cavallini scored for the `Caps (6-11-0), who also got an own goal off of RSL’s Douglas Martinez.

WATCH | Cavallini’s winner helps snap Vancouver’s 4-game losing skid:

Lucas Cavallini’s goal in the 75th minute gives Vancouver a 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake. 1:24

Damir Kreilach scored for Salt Lake (4-7-6), with assists from Justin Meram and Maikel Chang.

RSL’s Andrew Putna had two saves and Evan Bush stopped two-of-three on-target shots for the `Caps.

The victory was crucial for Vancouver, which has been lingering near the bottom of Major League Soccer’s Western Conference but remain in contention for a playoff spot.

The Whitecaps went into the game at their temporary home in Portland having been outscored 13-to-1 across four losses in a row, and conceded the first goal once again on Saturday.