MX23RW : Wednesday, November 21 00:33:35
Jul 19, 2015 at 10pm UK at ​Columbus Crew Stadium
Columbus Crew
3-1
Chicago Fire
Higuaín (2' pen.), Kamara (17'), Finlay (83')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Accam (9')
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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Tables

Eastern Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Atlanta UnitedAtlanta35226773452872
2New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls34225762332971
3New York City FCNY City351681160481256
4DC United341491160501051
5Columbus Crew34149114345-251
6Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia34155144950-150
7Montreal ImpactMontreal34144164753-646
8New England RevolutionNew England341011134955-641
9Toronto34106185964-536
10Chicago Fire3488184861-1332
11Orlando City3484224374-3128

Western Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Sporting Kansas CityKansas35198869422765
2Seattle SoundersSeattle341851152371559
3Los Angeles FCLos Angeles34169968521657
4Dallas3416995244857
5Portland TimbersPortland34159105448654
6Real Salt LakeSalt Lake35147145762-549
7Los Angeles GalaxyLA Galaxy34139126664248
8Vancouver WhitecapsVancouver34138135467-1347
9Houston DynamoHouston34108165858038
10Minnesota UnitedMinnesota Utd34113204971-2236
11Colorado RapidsColorado3487193663-2731
12San Jose EarthquakesEarthquakes3449214971-2221

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