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MLS Game Summary - Philadelphia at Kansas City



(Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Kansas City 2, Philadelphia 1

Kansas City, KS (Sports Network) - Sporting Kansas City clinched the top spot in the Eastern Conference on Wednesday with a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union at Livestrong Sporting Park courtesy of C.J. Sapong's 82nd- minute goal.

A tally from Antoine Hoppenot in the 53rd minute for the Union canceled out a first-half goal from Sporting's Jacob Peterson as the two sides entered the final 10 minutes of the contest on level terms.

A draw would have been enough for the home side to clinch the East, but Sapong capped Sporting's regular season in style after a nice set up from Kei Kamara, who also assisted on the first goal scored by Peterson.

Sporting will enter the postseason on a 12-match unbeaten run after clinching the East's top spot for the second straight season, while the Union closes out its campaign at Red Bull New York on Saturday.

The opening goal came in the 40th minute as Kamara hit Peterson in stride with a nice ball from the left wing, allowing him to beat goalkeeper Zac MacMath with a first-time shot.

But Philadelphia got back to level terms early in the second half when Michael Farfan's penalty kick was saved by goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen, only for Hoppenot to score on the rebound.

The Union then hit the post twice in a three-minute span as a header from Jack McInerney struck the woodwork before Keon Daniel saw a shot from outside the area also hit the frame of the net.

Kansas City slowed the Union attack and was then able to grab the winning goal after a pass from Kamara split the Philadelphia defense open, allowing Sapong to slot his shot past MacMath.

10/24 22:32:54 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 5
NOR 1
 
Final
TAM 4
BOS 3
Final
MIA 9
NYM 6
Final
ATL 0
PHI 7
Final
BAL 4
MIN 6
Final
STL 5
PIT 4
Final
CHC 4
MIL 2
Final
CLE 1
DET 12
Final
OAK 6
SEA 1
Final
SDP 3
ARI 1
Final
COL 10
SFG 9
Final
KAN 4
TEX 3
Final
LOS 4
WAS 6
7:05pm Tonight
NYY
BOS
 
7:05pm Tonight
BAL
CIN
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
DET
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
NYM
 
7:10pm Tonight
ATL
PHI
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
TOR
 
8:05pm Tonight
CHC
MIL
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN
CWS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
ANA
 
8:10pm Tonight
KAN
TEX
 
8:15pm Tonight
STL
PIT
 
8:40pm Tonight
COL
SFG
10:05pm Tonight
OAK
SEA
 
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
ARI
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
WAS
 
Final
LOU 31
MIAMI 13
Final
DUR 5
NOR 1