VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Camilo ended a lengthy scoring drought and added an assist to help the Vancouver Whitecaps take a 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake in front of 20,083 people at BC Place.

Camilo entered the game looking for his first goal since May 19th against Seattle, and he had a pair of brilliant chances to bump his slump in the first half.

In the 14th minute, the Brazilian striker found himself with time and space as he thumped a strike from distance that was heading for the top-right corner before Salt Lake keeper Nick Rimando knocked it away at the last second.

Then in first half stoppage time, Camilo had a great chance off a header turned aside by Rimando to keep the game without a goal.

In the second half, things turned around for Camilo. He picked up a loose ball on the left side after it was misplayed in the box by Salt Lake defenders, and buried it past Rimando to make it 1-0 for Vancouver in the 58th minute.

The Whitecaps kept bringing pressure following the goal, and just six minutes later it paid off. Camilo spotted Dane Richards open on the right side of the box and he curled a shot just inside the right post to make it 2-0.

Salt Lake would get a goal back on a Nat Borchers header in stoppage time, but it was too little too late.

With the win, the ‘Caps got redemption for a 2-1 loss in Salt Lake just over two weeks ago.

Vancouver captain Jay DeMerit was knocked in the head in the first half when he and keeper Brad Knighton went up in the air for a cross and collided. DeMerit stayed in the game but only briefly before being replaced by Andy O’Brien, who made his Whitecaps debut.

Vancouver was without starting keeper Joe Cannon as he served a one-game ban for taking a red card in the ‘Caps last game. Back-up Brad Knighton got the win in his first MLS start since 2010.

The Whitecaps will be back in action on Wednesday when they’re home to FC Dallas.