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Sporting KC 1-0 DC United: KC tops MLS standings with early goal (Video)

Nick DeLeon, Oriol Rosell

D.C. United midfielder Nick DeLeon, right, carries the ball past Sporting KC midfielder Oriol Rosell (20) during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)


At least for tonight, Sporting KC have the Supporters Shield lead with one match remaining.

More importantly, they’ve clinched a top-2 seed for the MLS playoffs.

In the cold and rain, Peterson Joseph pounced on a defensive mistake on the ball by Perry Kitchen in the sixth minute and slotted it to Dom Dwyer for the early winner.

That was all Kansas City needed to topple the league’s cellar dwellers, as KC goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen was forced into just a single save all match en route to his league-leading 13th clean sheet of the season.

Unfortunately for DC United, the loss means they become the fifth club (third non-expansion club) in MLS history to go winless on the road in a full season.

Here are the highlights: