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MLS Standings 2012: Chicago Fire Sit 9 Points Out Of First Place

The Chicago Fire (5-5-3, 18 points) sit in a points tie with the Columbus Crew (5-4-3, 18 points) -- despite having a negative goal difference. The Fire, currently stuck in a two-match losing streak, have allowed 2 goals more than they scored on the season, with a total of 15 scored and 17 allowed.


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The D.C. United sit atop the Eastern Conference with 27 points, closely followed by the New York Red Bulls and Sporting Kansas City. Here is a look at the full 2012 MLS Standings, courtesy of the MLS official website:

# Club PTS GP W L T GF GA GD Home Away Last 5
1 D.C. United 27 15 8 4 3 28 19 9 6-1-2 2-3-1 W-L-W-W-W
2 New York Red Bulls 26 13 8 3 2 26 18 8 4-0-2 4-3-0 W-W-W-W-T
3 Sporting Kansas City 25 12 8 3 1 17 10 7 5-1-0 3-2-1 L-L-L-T-W
4 Columbus Crew 18 12 5 4 3 13 13 0 3-2-1 2-2-2 T-W-T-W-W
5 Chicago Fire 18 13 5 5 3 15 17 -2 3-1-2 2-4-1 W-L-W-L-L
6 New England Revolution 16 13 5 7 1 18 18 0 4-1-1 1-6-0 L-W-T-L-W
7 Houston Dynamo 16 12 4 4 4 13 15 -2 2-0-1 2-4-3 W-T-T-W-L
8 Montreal Impact 12 13 3 7 3 15 21 -6 2-1-2 1-6-1 W-W-T-L-L
9 Philadelphia Union 8 11 2 7 2 8 14 -6 1-3-1 1-4-1 L-L-L-T-L
10 Toronto FC 3 10 1 9 0 8 21 -13 1-5-0 0-4-0 L-L-L-L-W

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