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Sporting KC claims Eastern Conference title with win over Philadelphia Union

With the club's latest win over Philly, Sporting KC clinched the No. 1 seed in the MLS playoffs.

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MLS standings: Sporting KC tops East

With every game in the 2012 MLS regular season now in the books, Sporting Kansas City have officially taken the top spot in the Eastern Conference. They were helped in the final week by a victory over the Philadelphia Union as well as DC United's inability to beat the Chicago Fire in their final game.

In the end, SKC finished up with 63 points, five above DC, which finished in second place. SKC were the top team in the East in terms of wins, earning an 18-7-9 record throughout the regular season. With the MLS Cup playoffs coming, they'll be looking to win "the double" following their Open Cup victory earlier in the season.

Had things gone their way, SKC may have even had a shot at a "treble." Kansas City were close to the Supporters' Shield, missing out on the prize for the top team in MLS by only three points. They will have the privilege of hosting their first playoff game of 2012 at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park following the Wild Card round of the MLS Playoffs.

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Video from Sporting KC's East-clinching win

Visual proof that Sporting KC took a 2-1 win at home Wednesday night

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SKC's Paulo Nagamura dealing with ankle injury

Nagamura turned his ankle in the game against Philadelphia, and will be day-to-day for Sporting KC.

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Jimmy Nielsen, Graham Zusi named Sporting KC 2012

Kei Kamara, and Matt Besler are also named to club's end-of-year awards.

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Sporting KC claims East title on late goal

Sporting KC is again the best team in the Eastern Conference after a 2-1 win over Philadelphia on Wednesday.

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Aurelien Collin enjoys return to SKC XI

The French defender returns to the SKC XI after three matches on the bench.

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Espinoza a game-time decision for Sporting KC

Sporting KC midfielder Roger Espinoza is a game-time decision for the team's regular-season finale Wednesday against Philadelphia.

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Bobby Convey returns to Sporting KC from injury

Sporting KC left winger Bobby Convey returned to action Saturday just in time for the team's final playoff push.

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