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Jul 19, 2015 at 10pm UK at ​Columbus Crew Stadium
Columbus Crew
3-1
Chicago Fire
Higuaín (2' pen.), Kamara (17'), Finlay (83')
Tchani (53'), Higuain (65')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Accam (9')
Johnson (35'), Adailton (45')
Johnson (50')

Result: Columbus Crew second after Chicago Fire win

Columbus Crew beat Chicago Fire to move into second in the MLS Eastern Conference.

Columbus Crew have moved five points behind DC United in the Eastern Conference after victory over 10-man Chicago Fire at MAPFRE Stadium.

The hosts wasted no time in taking the lead when Federico Higuain scored from the penalty spot within two minutes after Sean Johnson's foul on Ethan Finlay.

David Accam pulled Chicago level after nine minutes, but the Fire were trailing again soon after.

Columbus's second goal came when Waylon Francis teed up Kei Kamara and the former Fulham frontman made no mistake in beating Harry Shipp.

Jason Johnson almost pulled the visitors back on terms for a second time when his shot was saved late in the first half by Steve Clark.

However, Johnson was sent off soon after the restart when the referee gave him a second yellow card for simulation.

Columbus tried to make sure of victory in the latter stages, with Higuain and Kamara going close to scoring a third, but it was Finlay's late strike that capped off a 3-1 win that moves them ahead of New York Red Bulls in the standings.

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Eastern Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Atlanta UnitedAtlanta21125443202341
2New York City FCNY City20124438241440
3New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls18112537181935
4Columbus Crew218672425-130
5New England RevolutionNew England197753228428
6Montreal ImpactMontreal2190122433-927
7Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia197392530-524
8Chicago Fire2165103341-823
9Orlando City1971112742-1522
10Toronto1944113038-816
11DC United153572630-414

Western Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Dallas19115331211038
2Los Angeles FCLos Angeles18104441281334
3Sporting Kansas CityKansas209653324933
4Portland TimbersPortland168532618829
5Real Salt LakeSalt Lake209292937-829
6Los Angeles GalaxyLA Galaxy198473430428
7Houston DynamoHouston1875636261026
8Vancouver WhitecapsVancouver207582739-1226
9Minnesota UnitedMinnesota Utd1971112437-1322
10Seattle SoundersSeattle174491522-716
11Colorado RapidsColorado1944112130-916
12San Jose EarthquakesEarthquakes1926112939-1012

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