Sporting Kansas City romp to welcome victory over Chivas USA

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MLS champions Sporting Kansas City sit in second place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 13-10-6 and look to be getting back on track after Friday night’s 4-0 victory against Chivas USA.

Dwyer record

Playing away from home, Sporting got the ball rolling in the 40th minute thanks to English player Dom Dwyer picking up his 19th goal of the season - a Kansas City record in a single campaign previously held by Preki with 18 goals during the 1996 season.

American duo Benny Feilhaber and Graham Zusi also got on the scoresheet with designated player Claudio Bieler rounding it off in the 87th minute to make it 4-0 at the StubHub Center.

Crucial rematch

With a rematch against New England Revolution coming on September 26, the game will be crucial with the East Coast team just three points behind with a game in hand

If won, the game on the 26th could potentially see New England jump over Kansas City for second place in the Eastern Conference. With the added strength in the midfield due to the arrival of American player Jermaine Jones, New England look to be firing on all cylinders.

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And with just five games left until the playoffs, Sporting will be looking to hold onto their second place position or take first from DC United.

With just a five-point gap between first and third place in the Eastern Conference, any team could make a run for first place. Sporting's Dwyer will be looking to adding on his remarkable goal tally for this season and lead his team to the playoffs where the MLS Cup waits.

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