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2018 Major League Soccer, Regular Season
  • Federico Higuaín (45'+6')

Sporting Kansas City, Columbus Crew SC play to scoreless draw

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Sporting KC 0-0 Columbus: Melia stands tall (2:11)

Tim Melia denied Gyasi Zardes twice, including a save on a penalty kick he conceded, as Sporting KC and 10-man Columbus finished scoreless. (2:11)

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Tim Melia had his sixth shutout of the season, including a diving save on a penalty kick, in Sporting Kansas City's 0-0 draw with Columbus Crew SC on Sunday night.

Melia, the 2017 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, finished with three saves. After he was called for a foul against Gyasi Zardes -- tied for the MLS lead with eight goals -- in the area, Melia went to his left to deny Zardes' penalty kick in the 43rd minute.

Kansas City is unbeaten in its last four games and has just one loss since dropping the season opener against New York City FC.

Crew SC played the second half a man down after Federico Higuain was shown a straight red card for a serious foul in first-half stoppage time.

Columbus is unbeaten in its last seven following a three-game losing streak. Zack Steffen had three saves in his MLS-leading seventh shutout this season.

Kansas City is unbeaten in its last six home games, outscoring opponents 13-4.

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Atlanta United FC 32 +28 66
2 New York Red Bulls 32 +27 65
3 New York City FC 32 +14 53
4 Philadelphia Union 32 +2 50
5 Columbus Crew SC 32 -2 48
6 DC United 32 +8 47
7 Montreal Impact 32 -7 43
8 New England Revolution 33 -7 38
9 Toronto FC 32 -6 33
10 Chicago Fire 32 -12 31
11 Orlando City SC 32 -31 25

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 FC Dallas 32 +12 57
2 Sporting Kansas City 32 +21 56
3 LAFC 32 +17 56
4 Seattle Sounders FC 32 +13 53
5 Portland Timbers 32 +4 51
6 Real Salt Lake 33 0 49
7 LA Galaxy 32 +1 45
8 Vancouver Whitecaps 32 -14 43
9 Minnesota United FC 32 -19 36
10 Houston Dynamo 32 0 35
11 Colorado Rapids 32 -28 27
12 San Jose Earthquakes 32 -21 20

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