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MLS Game Summary - Kansas City at New York



(Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Kansas City 0, New York 0

Harrison, NJ (Sports Network) - Red Bull New York managed to clinch a playoff berth on Saturday despite being held to a 0-0 draw by Sporting Kansas City at Red Bull Arena.

The result sees New York (15-9-9) improve to 54 points on the season, but it was D.C. United's 3-2 defeat of the Columbus Crew on Saturday that solidified the Red Bulls' place in the postseason.

Kansas City (17-7-9) remains on top of the Eastern Conference on 60 points and will look to seal the top seed in the East with a result in its final match of the season.

New York dictated play for much of the opening period but finally began turning possession into clear scoring opportunities in the second-half.

The Red Bulls came within inches of getting in front in the 64th minute when Jimmy Nielsen produced a sprawling one-handed save off of a shot from Thierry Henry. Kenny Cooper collected the rebound and slid a ball across the face of goal that was nearly turned in by a Sporting defender, but it instead struck the face of Nielsen from point-blank range.

Luis Robles came up big at the other end for the New York, denying Kei Kamara's header five minutes from time with a quick reaction save. It was the only time the rookie 'keeper was called into action on the night.

10/20 21:50:52 ET

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5th
KAN 2
SFG 2
 
Final
ORL 89
HOU 90
 
4th
BOS 94
BRK 79
 
4th
NYK 87
WAS 83
 
3rd
MEM 57
CLE 56
 
3rd
MIL 54
MIN 65
 
Half
SAN 48
ATL 53
 
10:00pm Tonight
LAL
POR
 
10:30pm Tonight
LAC
PHO
 
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OTT 0
TOR 0
2nd
PIT 2
PHI 2
 
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EDM
WAS
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