Oct 6, 2013 at 12.30am UK at ​Columbus Crew Stadium
Columbus Crew
0-1
KansasSporting Kansas City
 
FT(HT: 0-1)
Opara (17')
Sapong (67'), Joseph (85')

Result: Early Ike Opara strike enough for Sporting Kansas City

Result: Early Opara strike enough for Sporting
Sporting Kansas City defeat Columbus Crew 1-0 to move within two points of MLS Eastern Conference leaders New York Red Bulls.

Sporting Kansas City have cut the gap on MLS Eastern Conference leaders New York Red Bulls thanks to a hard-fought 1-0 win at Columbus Crew.

Ike Opara's early goal proved to be enough for Peter Vermes's men to draw within two points of the summit.

The 24-year-old defender headed home Graham Zuzi's cross in the 17th minute, although Bernardo Anor came close to snatching a point late on for the home side.

However, the Venezuelan got himself on the end of Federico Higuain's corner and directed his effort on target, but Seth Sinovic was there to block.

The result leaves the Crew two points off a spot in the playoffs, but they have played a game more than the three teams above them.

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1Toronto34208671403168
2New York City FCNY City34169958421657
3Atlanta UnitedAtlanta341510964392555
4Chicago Fire341671161471455
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3Portland TimbersPortland33148115849950
4Sporting Kansas CityKansas331213839271249
5Houston DynamoHouston331211105445947
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