MLS Standings 2012: Chicago Fire 4th In Eastern Conference

The Chicago Fire were idle over the weekend, and the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference got a bit tighter after Montreal and Columbus picked up wins. The Fire sit in fourth place, one point ahead of fifth-place D.C. United, two points ahead of sixth-place Montreal and five head of seventh-place Columbus.

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Here are the current MLS Eastern Conference standings:

# Club PTS GP PPG W L T GF GA GD
1 Sporting Kansas City 47 26 1.81 14 7 5 32 23 9
2 New York Red Bulls 45 26 1.73 13 7 6 44 37 7
3 Houston Dynamo 42 26 1.62 11 6 9 38 30 8
4 Chicago Fire 41 25 1.64 12 8 5 32 30 2
5 D.C. United 40 25 1.6 12 9 4 41 35 6
6 Montreal Impact 39 28 1.39 12 13 3 42 44 -2
7 Columbus Crew 36 24 1.5 10 8 6 29 28 1
8 Philadelphia Union 25 23 1.09 7 12 4 24 28 -4
9 New England Revolution 23 25 0.92 6 14 5 30 35 -5
10 Toronto FC 21 26 0.81 5 15 6 29 46 -17

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