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MLS this week ...
October 13th, 2011 12:40AM

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[SCOREBOARD] The New York Red Bulls endured another meltdown as Thierry Henry was sent off in their 2-0 loss at Sporting Kansas City. But it was nothing like the epic collapse of D.C. United, which went ahead in the 90th minute on Dwayne De Rosario's penalty kick and then gave up two goals in stoppage time to the Chicago Fire, which kept its playoff hopes alive with a 2-1 win. Saturday's results sent other five teams into the playoffs: Sporting KC, the Philadelphia Union, Columbus Crew, Colorado Rapids and Houston Dynamo. Four teams remain in contention for the final wild-card berth: New York (43 points), Chicago and the Portland Timbers (40) and D.C. United (38). Portland and D.C. United, which meet Wednesday, have a game in hand going into the final week of the regular season. For all the action ...

WEEK 31 RESULTS:
Oct. 16 in Carson, Calif.
Los Angeles 1 Chivas USA 0. Goal: Barrett 7 (Cristman 1) 53.
Los Angeles -- Saunders, DeLaGarza, Gonzalez, Berhalter, Dunivant, Magee, Beckham, Juninho (Stephens 61), Cardozo, Barrett (Kirovski 85), Cristman (Birchall 73).
Chivas USA -- Kennedy, Valentin, Boyens, Junior Lopes (Pearce 46), Jazic, Zemanski, LaBrocca, Lahoud (Courtois 59), Mondaini, Angel, Moreno.
Referee: Jair Marrufo.
Att.:
27,000.
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Oct. 15 in Seattle
Seattle 2 San Jose 1. Goals: Ochoa 1 (Rosales 13) 82, Montero 12 (Neagle 2, Evans 4) 87; Wondolowski 15 (Baca 3) 24
Seattle -- Keller, Riley, Ianni, Hurtado, Wahl, Fernandez (Ochoa 68), Alonso, Evans, Neagle (Scott 90), Fucito (Rosales 64), Montero.
San Jose -- Busch, Beitashour, Burling, Hernandez, Morrow, Dawkins, Cronin, Ring, Baca, Wondolowski, Stephenson.
Referee: Michael Kennedy.
Att.: 64,140.
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Oct. 15 in Kansas City, Kan.
Sporting KC 2 New York 0. Goals: Bunbury 9 (Julio Cesar 2) 57, Sapong 5 (Besler 3, Zusi 7) 74.
Sporting KC -- Nielsen, Myers, Collin, Besler, Sinovic, Kamara (Saad 89), Espinoza (Arnaud 55), Julio Cesar, Zusi, Bravo (Sapong 73), Bunbury.
New York -- Rost, Solli, Keel, Ream, Miller, Richards, Tainio (Ballouchy 83), Marquez (Auvray 83), Lindpere, Rodgers (Agudelo 70), Henry.
Red Card: New York -- Henry 27.
Referee: Kevin Stott.
Att.: 19,921.
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Oct. 15 in Chester, Pa.
Philadelphia 1 Toronto FC 1.
Goals: Le Toux 11 (Mapp 4) 42; Johnson 3 (Soolsma 5) 57.
Philadelphia -- Mondragon, Williams, Califf, Valdes, G.Farfan, M.Farfan, Carroll, Adu (McInerney 62), Mapp (Torres 76), Paunovic (Mwanga 72), Le Toux.
Toronto FC -- Kocic, Henry (Davies 69), Harden, Iro, Morgan, Stinson, Avila, Frings (Sturgis 54), Soolsma, Plata (Zavarise 59), Johnson.
Referee: Silviu Petrescu.
Att.: 19,178.
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Oct. 15 in Washington, D.C.
D.C. United 1 Chicago 2. Goals: De Rosario 15 (pen.) 90; Grazzini 5 (Segares 4) 92+, Chaves 5 (Segares 5, Barouch 2) 94+.
D.C. United -- Hamid, Korb, McDonald, Kitchen, Woolard, Najar, King (Burch 75), Simms, da Luz (Quaranta 57), De Rosario, Wolff (Davies 79).
Chicago -- Johnson, Videira (Cuesta 19), Mikulic, Anibaba, Segares, Pause, Grazzini, Paladini (Chaves 89), Pappa, Nyarko, Oduro (Barouch 73).
Referee: Jorge Gonzalez.
Att.: 16,548.
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Oct. 15 in Foxboro, Mass.
New England 0 Columbus 3. Goals: Mendoza 12 (Renteria 1) 31, Duka 1 (unassisted) 59, Mendoza 13 (Renteria 2) 63.
New England -- Shuttleworth, Alston, Barnes, Coria, Tierney, Guy, Joseph, Feilhaber, Zerka (Schilawski 68), Fagundez (Dube 80), Caraglio (Lekic 68).
Columbus -- Hesmer, Gardner, Miranda, James, Marshall, Ekpo, Gaven, O'Rourke, Mendoza (Anor 80), Renteria (Heinemann 78), Duka (Cunningham 89).
Referee: Mark Geiger.
Att.: 16,285.
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Oct. 15 in Frisco, Texas
FC Dallas 2 Vancouver 0.
Goals: Chavez 6 (Shea 4, Hartman 1) 35, Shea 11 (unassisted) 54.
FC Dallas -- Hartman, Loyd, Ihemelu, John, Benitez, Chavez (Castillo 70), Cruz (Jacobson 70), D.Hernandez, Villar, Shea, Jackson (Maicon Santos 79).
Vancouver -- Cannon, Brovsky, DeMerit, Boxall, Harvey, Khalfan, Koffie, Jarju (Tan 57), Thorrington, Salinas (Rochat 52), Camilo (Hassli 69).
Referee: Alex Prus.
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Oct. 14 in Portland, Ore.
Portland 0 Houston 2. Goals: Hainault 1 (Davis 15) 36, Cruz 2 (Camargo 2) 59.
Portland -- Perkins, Palmer, Brunner, Danso, Chabala (Horst 66), Zizzo (Perlaza 46),  Jewsbury, Chara, Alhassan, Cooper (Dike 74), Nagbe.
Houston -- Hall, Hainault, Boswell, Cameron, Ashe, Cruz, Moffat, Camargo (Watson 77), Davis (Clark 74), Carr (Bruin 81), Costly.
Referee: Baldomero Toledo.
Att.: 20,323.
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Oct. 14 in Commerce City, Colo.
Colorado 0 Real Salt Lake 0.
Colorado -- Pickens, Kimura, Wynne, Marshall, Moor, Mullan, Larentowicz, Mastroeni (Smith 76), Thompson (Kandji 82), Cummings (Folan 68), Nyassi.
Real Salt Lake -- Rimando, Russell, Olave, Borchers, Wingert, Williams, Y.Alvarez, Morales, Gil (Alexandre 89), Espindola, Saborio.
Referee: Ricardo Salazar.
Att.: 16,272.
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Oct. 12 in Bridgeview, Ill.
Chicago 1 FC Dallas 2.
Goals: Grazzini 4 (Barouch 1) 85; Jackson 4 (Ihemelu 2) 41, Cruz 1 (Loyd 4, Villar 2) 52.
Chicago -- Johnson, Gargan (Mikulic 77), Anibaba, Gibbs, Segares (Barouch 77), Pause (Paladini 56), Pardo, Grazzini, Nyarko, Chaves, Oduro.
FC Dallas -- Hartman, Loyd, Ihemelu, John, Benitez, Castillo (Shea 63), Cruz (Warshaw 85), Jacobson, Villar (Maicon Santos 89), Chavez, Jackson.
Red Card: Chicago -- Pardo 78.
Referee: Michael Kennedy.
Att.: 10,362.
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Oct. 12 in Vancouver
Vancouver 2 D.C. United 1. Goals: Camilo 12 (Harvey 5, Khalfan 4) 1, Tan 1 (Rochat 1, Harvey 6) 46; McDonald 2 (Quaranta 4) 58
D.C. United -- Hamid, Korb, McDonald, Woolard, Burch, Najar, Kitchen, King (Davies 76), da Luz (Quaranta 54), Wolff, Brettschneider.
Vancouver -- Cannon, Brovsky, DeMerit, Mitchell (Boxall 61), Rochat, Khalfan, Koffie, Thorrington, Harvey, Camilo (Salinas 73), Tan (Hassli 59).
Referee: Hilario Grajeda.
Att.: 17,288

STANDINGS:
Eastern Conference
PTS (GP) TEAM W-L-T +/1
48 (33) Sporting KC 12-9-12 49/40
48 (33) Philadelphia 11-7-14 44/35
47 (33) Columbus 13-12-8 41/41
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46 (33) Houston 11-9-13 42/40
43 (33) New York 9-8-16 49/44
40 (33) Chicago 7-10-16 43/43
38 (32) D.C. United 9-12-11 48/50
32 (33) Toronto FC 6-13-14 34/57
27 (33) New England 5-16-12 36/56

Western Conference
PTS (GP) TEAM W-L-T +/-
67 (33) Los Angeles 19-4-10 47/25
60 (33) Seattle 17-7-9 53/36
52 (33) Real Salt Lake 15-11-7 43/35
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52 (33) FC Dallas 15-11-7 40/35
46 (33) Colorado 11-9-13 42/30
40 (32) Portland 11-14-7 38/46
36 (33) Chivas USA 8-13-12 40/40
35 (33) San Jose 7-12-14 36/43
28 (33) Vancouver 6-17-10 34/53

Wildcard Race (top 4 qualify)
PTS (GP) TEAM W-L-T +/-
52 (33) FC Dallas 15-11-7 40/35
46 (33) Colorado 11-9-13 42/40
46 (33) Houston 11-9-13 42/40
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43 (33) New York 9-8-16 49/44
40 (33) Chicago 7-10-16 43/43
40 (32) Portland 11-14-7 38/46
38 (32) D.C. United 9-12-11 48/50
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36 (32) Chivas USA 8-12-12 40/39
35 (33) San Jose 7-12-14 36/43
32 (33) Toronto FC 6-13-14 34/57
28 (33) Vancouver 6-17-10 34/53
27 (33) New England 5-16-12 36/56

Tiebreakers
1) The highest position shall be awarded to the team with the better win/loss record in current regular season games against all other teams equal in points. (head-to-head competition)

2) If the teams are still equal in the standings, the highest position shall be awarded to the team with the greater goal difference against all other teams during the regular season. (goal differential)

3) If the teams are still equal in the standings, the highest position shall be awarded to the team scoring the greatest number of total goals against all other teams during the regular season. (total goals)

4) If the teams are still equal in the standings, the procedures described in this section shall be applied only to games played on the road by each team against all other teams during the regular season. (road 1-3)

5) If the teams are still equal in the standings, the procedures described in this section shall be applied only to games played at home by each team against all other teams during the regular season. (home 1-3)

6) If the teams are still equal in the standings, the highest position shall be awarded to the team with the fewest team disciplinary points in the League Fair Play table during the regular season.

WEEK 32 SCHEDULE:
Oct. 19
8 p.m. ET
D.C. United vs. Portland

Oct. 20
8 p.m. ET
New York vs. Philadelphia,  ESPN2, ESPN Deportes

Oct. 22
12:30 p.m. ET
Toronto FC vs. New England, TSN
7 p.m. ET
Vancouver vs. Colorado
7:30 p.m. ET
D.C. United vs. Sporting KC
8:30 p.m. ET
Chicago vs. Columbus
9 p.m. ET
Real Salt Lake  vs. Portland
10:30 p.m. ET
San Jose vs. FC Dallas
Chivas USA vs. Seattle

Oct. 23
7 p.m. ET
Houston vs. Los Angeles, Galavision



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