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2017 Major League Soccer, Regular Season
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Jack Harrison nets late winner to lead NYCFC past Sporting KC

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NYCFC 1-0 Sporting KC: Harrison plays hero (1:54)

In a rainy NYC night, Sporting KC and NYCFC looked primed for a scrappy draw, until Jack Harrison's magic late winner. (1:54)

NEW YORK -- Jack Harrison scored his ninth goal of the season in the 84th minute, helping New York City FC beat Sporting Kansas City 1-0 on a rainy Wednesday night.

To start NYCFC's winning possession, Tim Melia punched away Thomas McNamara's shot and RJ Allen tracked down the loose ball near the sideline.

Harrison chested down Allen's cross near the penalty spot and lashed home a perfect volley for the game's only goal.

NYCFC is unbeaten with eight wins its last 10 home games, while Sporting KC has only won once in its last 10 regular-season road games.

Both teams were short-handed, with David Villa injured for the hosts during his call-up for Spain's World Cup qualifiers and Sporting KC with four players away on international duty.

Kansas City's first shot on goal didn't come until the 46th minute with Roger Espinoza's smash from distance. Melia's kick save denied Harrison's close-range shot in the 68th.

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Vancouver Whitecaps 33 +2 52
2 Portland Timbers 33 +9 50
3 Seattle Sounders FC 33 +10 50
4 Sporting Kansas City 33 +12 49
5 Houston Dynamo 33 +9 47
6 San Jose Earthquakes 33 -22 43
7 FC Dallas 33 -4 43
8 Real Salt Lake 33 -7 42
9 Minnesota United FC 33 -22 36
10 Colorado Rapids 33 -17 33
11 LA Galaxy 33 -18 32

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Toronto FC 33 +37 68
2 New York City FC 33 +13 56
3 Chicago Fire 33 +17 55
4 Atlanta United FC 33 +30 54
5 Columbus Crew SC 33 +4 53
6 New York Red Bulls 33 +5 47
7 New England Revolution 33 -9 42
8 Montreal Impact 33 -5 39
9 Philadelphia Union 33 -2 39
10 Orlando City SC 33 -14 39
11 DC United 33 -28 32

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