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Chivas USA and Chicago escape basements
July 3rd, 2014 2:52AM

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[MLS: Week 17] It's a good thing Chivas USA kept a hold of Erick Torres, on loan from Chivas de Guadalajara, at least through the end of the 2014 season. "Cubo" scored his 11th goal of the season to lead the Goats to a 1-0 win at San Jose that jumped them out of the Western Conference basement, ahead of the Quakes. Chivas USA now has back-to-back wins for the first time since March 2013.

In Chicago, the Fire played to its ninth tie in 14 games, drawing with Toronto FC, 1-1. Homegrown rookie midfielder Harry Shipp scored his team-leading sixth goal with the equalizer in the 56th minute for the Fire, which also got out of the basement in the Eastern Conference.

MLS WEEK 17, Results:
Wednesday, July 2
8:30 p.m. ET
Chicago 1 Toronto FC 1.
TOR: Jackson (Jermain Defoe) 42
CHI: Harry Shipp (Mike Magee) 56
Att.: 13,153.

San Jose 1 Chivas USA 0.
CHV: Erick Torres 53.

MLS WEEK 17, Schedule:
Friday, July 4
8:30 p.m. ET
Houston vs. New York, NBCSN
9 p.m. ET
FC Dallas vs. Philadelphia
9:30 p.m. ET
Colorado vs. Columbus
10 p.m. ET
Real Salt Lake vs. New England
11 p.m. ET
LA Galaxy vs. Portland, NBCSN
Saturday, July 5
7 p.m. ET
Toronto FC vs. D.C. United
10 p.m. ET
Vancouver vs. Seattle
10:30 p.m. ET
Chivas USA vs. Montreal
Sunday, July 6
3 p.m. ET
Sporting KC vs. Chicago, ESPN, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes

MLS Standings:
EASTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
25 Sporting KC 7-5-4 22/14
25 D.C. United 7-5-4 22/17
23 New England 7-6-2 22/21
21 Toronto FC 6-4-3 18/16
19 New York 4-5-7 24/24
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19 Columbus 4-5-7 18/18
18 Philadelphia 4-7-6 25/28
17 Houston 5-10-2 16/32
15 Chicago 2-4-9 23/26
14 Montreal 3-7-5 16/26

WESTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
35 Seattle 11-3-2 33/23
25 Colorado 7-5-4 23/18
25 Real Salt Lake 6-3-7 25/22
23 FC Dallas 6-7-5 28/28
22 Vancouver 5-3-7 25/22
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20 LA Galaxy 5-3-5 17/11
20 Portland 4-5-8 28/28
16 San Jose 4-7-4 15/16
17 Chivas USA 4-7-5 16/26
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MLS: Leading Scorers
G PLAYER, TEAM
12 Bradley Wright-Phillips, New York
11+1 Erick Torres, Chivas USA
11 Dom Dwyer, Sporting KC
8 Jermain Defoe, Toronto FC
8 Obafemi Martins, Seattle
8 Clint Dempsey, Seattle
7 Jack McInerney, Montreal
7 Fabian Espindola, D.C. United
7 Robbie Keane, LA Galaxy


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