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MLS Standings 2012: Chicago Fire Now Third In Eastern Conference

With wins in four of their last five games, the Chicago Fire have improved to 13-8-5 and are now in third place in the MLS Eastern Conference standings.

The Fire, who trailed Houston in the standings last week, have moved two points ahead of both Houston and Columbus, who are tied at 42 points. They trail second-place New York City by two points and first-place Kansas City by six points. Here are the full Eastern Conference Standings:

# Club PTS GP PPG W L T GF GA GD



1 Sporting Kansas City 50 27 1.85 15 7 5 34 24 10
2 New York Red Bulls 46 27 1.7 13 7 7 46 39 7
3 Chicago Fire 44 26 1.69 13 8 5 35 31 4
4 Houston Dynamo 42 27 1.56 11 7 9 39 33 6
5 Columbus Crew 42 26 1.62 12 8 6 33 30 3
6 D.C. United 41 27 1.52 12 10 5 43 38 5
7 Montreal Impact 39 29 1.34 12 14 3 43 46 -3
8 Philadelphia Union 26 25 1.04 7 13 5 25 30 -5
9 New England Revolution 25 27 0.93 6 14 7 33 38 -5
10 Toronto FC 21 27 0.78 5 16 6 30 48 -18

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