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2017 Major League Soccer, Regular Season
  • Dom Dwyer (46', 68')

Dwyer double, Melia shutout as Sporting KC move into first in West

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Sporting KC 2-0 NY Red Bulls: Dwyer buries NY (2:03)

The Red Bulls found chances sparse against SKC, dictating the pace, allowing lethal striker Dom Dwyer kill off the game. (2:03)

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Dominic Dwyer scored two second-half goals, Tim Melia had his sixth shutout of the season and Sporting KC beat the New York Red Bulls 2-0 on Wednesday night.

Sporting KC moved into first place in the Western Conference with its fourth-straight win at home and New York had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Dwyer has scored five times in five games. After a poor clearance by New York in the 46th minute, Benny Feilhaber's shot from distance deflected off of Sal Zizzo and Dwyer put it in the back of the net.

In the 68th minute, Feilhaber dribbled in space along the right side, cut back his defender at the edge of the 18-yard box and crossed it to Dwyer.

New York's best scoring chance came in the 28th minute when forward Fredrik Gulbrandsen forced a defensive turnover, but his breakaway shot was knocked over the crossbar by Melia, who has only allowed three goals this season.

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Toronto FC 31 +34 62
2 New York City FC 30 +13 52
3 Atlanta United FC 29 +28 49
4 Chicago Fire 30 +13 48
5 Columbus Crew SC 31 +1 47
6 New York Red Bulls 29 +4 42
7 Montreal Impact 30 -2 39
8 New England Revolution 30 -5 38
9 Philadelphia Union 30 0 36
10 Orlando City SC 30 -18 35
11 DC United 30 -22 31

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Vancouver Whitecaps 29 +7 48
2 Portland Timbers 31 +6 47
3 Sporting Kansas City 29 +14 47
4 Seattle Sounders FC 30 +5 44
5 Real Salt Lake 31 -6 41
6 San Jose Earthquakes 30 -20 39
7 Houston Dynamo 29 +7 39
8 FC Dallas 29 -2 38
9 Minnesota United FC 29 -19 32
10 LA Galaxy 30 -21 27
11 Colorado Rapids 29 -17 26

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