Result: Sporting Kansas edge past Chicago Fire

Sporting Kansas City defeat Chicago Fire 2-1 at Toyota Park in the MLS.

Sporting Kansas City have drawn level on points with Montreal Impact at the top of the MLS Eastern Conference with a 2-1 victory over Chicago Fire.

Peter Vermes's men started the match in blistering fashion, storming into a two-goal lead after just eight minutes.

Benny Feilhaber was the first to strike, before Graham Zusi found the top corner from distance to leave the hosts stunned.

However, they were back in the game before half time when Mike Magee fired beyond Jimmy Nielsen from just outside the box.

Kei Kamara, Claudio Bieler and Dominic Dwyer had chances to rescue a point for Chicago, but a strong Kansas back line held firm to clinch victory.

Insult was added to injury when Daniel Paladini was given his marching orders for a foul on Dwyer.

The result leaves Frank Klopas's side in seventh place, three points behind New England Revolution.

Andrew Jacobson on November 11, 2012
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Eastern Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Toronto34208671403168
2New York City FCNY City34169958421657
3Atlanta UnitedAtlanta341510964392555
4Chicago Fire341671161471455
5Columbus Crew34166125246654
6New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls34139124944548
7New England RevolutionNew England34137145359-646
8Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia34119145047342
9Montreal ImpactMontreal34116175257-539
10Orlando City34109153958-1939
11DC United3495203160-2932

Western Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Vancouver WhitecapsVancouver33157114947252
2Seattle SoundersSeattle331311949391050
3Portland TimbersPortland33148115849950
4Sporting Kansas CityKansas331213839271249
5Houston DynamoHouston331211105445947
6San Jose EarthquakesEarthquakes33128133653-1744
7Dallas331013104347-443
8Real Salt LakeSalt Lake33126154752-542
9Minnesota UnitedMinnesota Utd33106174567-2236
10Colorado RapidsColorado3396183147-1633
11Los Angeles GalaxyLA Galaxy3388174462-1832
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