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Oct 28, 2012 at 8pm UK at ​Columbus Crew Stadium
Columbus Crew
2-1
Toronto

Result: Federico Higuain brace earns Columbus Crew final day victory

Result: Higuain brace earns Crew final day victory
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Columbus Crew edge FC Toronto in a dead rubber on the final day of the regular season thanks to brace from Federico Higuain.

Columbus Crew earned a final-day victory over Toronto FC as the regular season comes to a close in Major League Soccer.

Both sides missed out on a post-season place and were left to play for pride in their last fixture of the campaign.

Federico Higuain, brother of Real Madrid striker Gonzalo, opened the scoring after 17 minutes when he slotted home a composed left-footed finish past Freddy Hall.

Toronto quickly levelled against the run of play when Andrew Wiedeman latched onto a header from Ryan Johnson just before the half hour.

A quiet second half hampered by heavy rain was brought to life when Higuain was fouled in the penalty area on 61 minutes.

The Argentine striker lashed home the spot kick to win the match with his fifth goal of the season.

Crew held on in the closing stages to confirm a sixth-place finish in the Eastern Conference while Toronto finish with the worst record in the entire MLS, earning just 23 points from 34 matches.

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Eastern Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Atlanta UnitedAtlanta28176559332657
2New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls29175753322156
3New York City FCNY City29147851381349
4Columbus Crew2812883534144
5Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia28124124045-540
6Montreal ImpactMontreal29123144146-539
7DC United2898114848035
8New England RevolutionNew England28810104143-234
9Toronto2886145055-530
10Chicago Fire2876154152-1127
11Orlando City2873184066-2624

Western Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Sporting Kansas CityKansas28156754342051
2Dallas28148647371050
3Los Angeles FCLos Angeles28138755431247
4Real Salt LakeSalt Lake29136104947245
5Seattle SoundersSeattle2713593728944
6Portland TimbersPortland2812884140144
7Vancouver WhitecapsVancouver28117104654-840
8Los Angeles GalaxyLA Galaxy29108115459-538
9Houston DynamoHouston2887134743431
10Minnesota UnitedMinnesota Utd2893164055-1530
11Colorado RapidsColorado2866163153-2224
12San Jose EarthquakesEarthquakes2848164257-1520

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