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Sporting KC clinches Eastern Conference crown
by Paul Kennedy, October 24th, 2012 11:34PM
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[MLS REWIND: Week 33]Sporting Kansas City clinched the Eastern Conference regular-season title for the second year in a row with a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Union in its season finale. Kei Kamara set up Jacob Peterson and C.J. Sapong for the Sporting KC goals. For all the action ...

-- The win came not without a price as Brazilian midfielder Paulo Nagamura went off in the first half with an ankle injury. Already out with an ankle injury is Honduran Roger Espinoza.

-- The win means the Sporting Kansas City will head into the playoffs with a 12-game unbeaten streak. Sporting KC will open the Eastern Conference playoffs as the No. 1 seed and play the winner of the play-in in the conference semifinals. Its home game will be played on Nov. 7 at Livestrong.

WEEK 33 RESULTS:
Oct. 24 in Kansas City, Kan.
Sporting KC 2 Philadelphia 1.

Sapong goal:



Peterson goal:



WEEK 33 SCHEDULE:
Saturday, October 27
Philadelphia vs. New York, 1:30 pm NBC
Montreal vs. New England, 2 pm
Chicago vs. D.C. United, 4 pm NBCSN
Portland vs. San Jose, 6:30 pm NBCSN
Colorado vs. Houston, 9 pm
Real Salt Lake vs. Vancouver, 9 pm
Sunday, October 28
Columbus vs. Toronto FC, 4 pm
FC Dallas vs. Chivas USA, 7 pm Galavision
Los Angeles vs. Seattle, 9 pm ESPN ESPN Deportes
All times ET.

STANDINGS:
EASTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T- +/-
63 *Sporting KC 18-7-9 42/27
57 *D.C. United 17-10-6 52/42
56 *Chicago 17-11-5 45/40
54 *New York 15-9-9 54/46
53 *Houston 14-8-11 48/39
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49 Columbus 14-12-7 42/43
42 Montreal 12-15-6 45/50
36 Philadelphia 10-17-6 37/42
32 New England 8-17-8 38/44
23 Toronto FC 5-20-8 35/60

WESTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T- +/-
65 *San Jose 19-6-8 71/42
56 *Real Salt Lake 17-11-5 46/35
56 *Seattle 15-7-11 51/32
51 *Los Angeles 15-12-6 58/47
42 *Vancouver 11-13-9 35/41
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38 FC Dallas 9-13-11 40/45
34 Colorado 10-19-4 42/50
33 Portland 8-16-9 33/55
29 Chivas USA 7-18-8 22/56
*Clinched playoff berth.



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