Whitecaps best Battery in shutout performance - Vancouver Sun

The Vancouver Whitecaps moved to within a point of United Soccer Leagues First Division leaders Charleston with a 2-0 win over the host Battery Wednesday night. An early goal from Jason Jordan - his first of the season - was followed by substitute Nicholas Addlery's first-ever goal in USL play late in the second half, as the Whitecaps recorded their fifth win of 2008 and first-ever three-point haul from Blackbaud Stadium in club history. With the victory, the Caps also halted Charleston's unbeaten run of five straight victories. Whitecaps head coach Teitur Thordarson made one change to the side that started last Saturday's 1-0 victory at Portland Timbers, with Omar Jarun replacing the absent Adrian Cann in the centre of Vancouver's defence. The former Atlanta Silverbacks defender had to wear a bandage on his head to protect stitches he received for a head wound sustained in last Friday's 2-0 home defeat to Seattle Sounders. Mike Anhaeuser's Battery, meanwhile, were unchanged from the starting team that helped claim a 2-0 home win over Southern Derby rivals Atlanta last weekend. © The Vancouver Sun 2008