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Fire win tightens already-tight Eastern Conference race
August 23rd, 2013 11:49PM

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[MLS REWIND: Week 26] The Eastern Conference race tightened as the Chicago Fire beat Sporting Kansas City, 1-0, on Hunter Jumper's first MLS goal to leave four teams separated by one point at the top and move the Fire into sixth place, just five points off the lead. The loss was the fourth in the last five games for Sporting Kansas City.

MLS RESULTS, Week 26:
Friday, August 23
Chicago 1 Sporting KC 0.
CHI: Hunter Jumper (Mike Magee, Jalil Anibaba) 13
Att.: 17,085.

MLS SCHEDULE, Week 26:
Saturday, August 24
7 pm ET
D.C. United vs. Toronto FC
7 pm ET
Montreal vs. Houston
9 pm ET
FC Dallas vs. San Jose
9 pm ET
Vancouver vs. LA Galaxy
9:30 pm ET
Real Salt Lake vs. Columbus

Sunday, August 25
5 pm ET
Chivas USA vs. New York, UniMas
7:30 pm ET
New England vs. Philadelphia
10 pm ET
Seattle vs. Portland, ESPN2

MLS RESULTS, Week 26:
Wednesday, August 21
Chivas USA 1 FC Dallas 3.
CHV: Bryan de la Fuente (Marco Delgado) 43
DAL: Blas Perez (Fabian Castillo, David Ferreira) 71
DAL: David Ferreira (Ramon Nunez) 86
DAL: Ramon Nunez (Blas Perez) 90
Red card: FC Dallas -- Jackson 61.
Att.: 7,071.

Wednesday, August 21
Portland 3 Real Salt Lake 3.
POR: Rodney Wallace (Diego Valeri) 24
RSL: Nat Borchers  38
RSL: Javier Morales (pen.) 43
POR: Diego Valeri (pen.) 57
POR: Kalif Alhassan 86
RSL: Cole Grossman 90+3
Red card: Real Salt Lake -- Yordany Alvarez 79.
Att.: 20,674.
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MLS STANDINGS:
Eastern Conference:
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-

39 Sporting KC 11-9-6 36/26
39 New York 11-8-6 36/31
38 Montreal 11-7-5 36/35
38 Philadelphia 10-7-8 36/32
36 Houston 10-7-6 29/24
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34 Chicago 10-10-4 30/34
33 New England 9-8-6 29/23
29 Columbus 8-11-5 29/30
20 Toronto FC 4-12-8 21/33
13 D.C. United 3-18-4 14/40

Western Conference:
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-

42 Real Salt Lake 12-8-6 44/33
39 Colorado 10-7-9 33/27
39 Portland 9-3-12 37/25
37 LA Galaxy 11-9-4 39/32
36 Vancouver 10-8-6 37/31
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36 FC Dallas 9-7-9 34/36
34 Seattle 10-8-4 30/26
33 San Jose 9-10-6 25/35
18 Chivas USA 4-14-6 21/43
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MLS LEADING SCORERS:
G PLAYER (TEAM)
14 Camilo (Vancouver)
14 Mike Magee (Los Angeles/Chicago)
13 Marco Di Vaio (Montreal)
10 Robbie Keane (Los Angeles)
10 Jack McInerney (Philadelphia)
9+1 Blas Perez (FC Dallas)
9 Federico Higuain (Columbus)
9 Conor Casey (Philadelphia)
9 Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake)
9 Dominic Oduro (Columbus)
9 Claudio Bieler (Sporting KC)


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