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 UnitedAtlanta1281326121425
2Columbus Crew137331810824
3New York City FCNY City137332419524
4New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls1171326111522
5Orlando City126152220219
6New England RevolutionNew England125342118318
7Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia124351215-315
8Chicago Fire124261721-414
9Toronto113171420-610
10DC United102351317-49
11Montreal ImpactMontreal1330101227-159

Western Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Sporting Kansas CityKansas1273220101024
2Los Angeles FCLos Angeles126332318521
3Portland TimbersPortland116231812620
4Dallas115511711620
5Houston DynamoHouston115332618818
6Vancouver WhitecapsVancouver144551726-917
7Los Angeles GalaxyLA Galaxy125161619-316
8Minnesota UnitedMinnesota Utd135171421-716
9Real Salt LakeSalt Lake125161525-1016
10San Jose EarthquakesEarthquakes122371823-59
11Seattle SoundersSeattle10226712-58
12Colorado RapidsColorado112271117-68

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