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VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Brazilian striker Camilo put on a show, scoring two goals in just over five minutes as the Vancouver Whitecaps extended their home unbeaten streak to 10 with a 3-1 win over the Chicago Fire on Sunday in Major League Soccer.

Camilo's goal in the 66th minute was a work of art. He gathered a long ball from Vancouver goaltender Brad Knighton and broke down the left side. After turning Chicago defender Shaun Francis inside out with a couple of neat moves, Camilo beat goalkeeper Paolo Tornaghi with a hard, low shot off his right foot. The assist was the second in two games for Knighton.

Camilo was on center stage again in the 71st minute. He broke in on Tornaghi, but the keeper made a diving save. Camilo maintained control of the ball and fired a shot that traveled through several Fire defenders and past Tornaghi's hand.

Vancouver midfielder Gershon Koffie celebrated the 100th MLS goal for the Whitecaps by polishing Camilo's boot. An angry Tornaghi waved his hands and yelled at his teammates.

The 24-year-old Camilo now leads the MLS with 12 goals, 10 of them coming in the last nine games.

Kekuta Manneh extended the Whitecaps' lead with a goal -- his second of the season -- in the 85th minute.

Chicago's Patrick Nyarko scored late in the match.

The win improved Vancouver's record to 9-5-5 for 32 points and moved them into third place in the Western Conference. The Whitecaps, who are 7-0-3 in league games at home this season, extended their unbeaten streak to six games.

Chicago remained eighth in the Eastern Conference with a 6-8-3 record for 21 points.

The roof was open at BC Place Stadium as a crowd of 20,206 watched the game on a warm, sunny afternoon.

The first half was scoreless, but Vancouver captain Kenny Miller almost put the Whitecaps on the board early in the second half. The Scottish striker took a pass from Koffie and blasted a shot that hit the post behind the outstretched fingers of Tornaghi. Miller shook his head and looked skyward.

In the 53rd minute, Miller had another great chance. He took a cross from Camilo and fired a shot that hit the back of Fire defender Austin Berry before rolling past the open corner of the net.

The Fire controlled most of the first half. In just the game's second minute, Chris Rolfe worked around a defender and fired a hard shot that Knighton got a hand on.

Not long after that, Chicago's Mike Magee, who is tied with Montreal's Marco Di Vaio with 11 goals, lifted a corner kick into the box that had Knighton scrambling. In the 25th minute, Magee took a pass from Nyarko but headed the ball wide.

Vancouver showed some life later in the half. Forward Corey Hertzog sent Camilo on a run down the left side. Camilo put the ball back through the box for Hertzog, but it was deflected out of danger.

In the 41st minute, Miller launched a volley from 25 yards that just went wide. Soon after that, Camilo nailed a shot that skimmed over the top of the net.
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