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

Sporting Kansas City, Columbus Crew SC play to scoreless draw

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 New York City FC 34 +21 64
2 Atlanta United FC 34 +15 58
3 Philadelphia Union 34 +8 55
4 Toronto FC 34 +5 50
5 DC United 34 +4 50
6 New York Red Bulls 34 +2 48
7 New England Revolution 34 -7 45
8 Chicago Fire 34 +8 42
9 Montreal Impact 34 -13 41
10 Columbus Crew SC 34 -8 38
11 Orlando City SC 34 -8 37
12 FC Cincinnati 34 -44 24

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 LAFC 34 +48 72
2 Seattle Sounders FC 34 +3 56
3 Real Salt Lake 34 +5 53
4 Minnesota United FC 34 +9 53
5 LA Galaxy 34 -1 51
6 Portland Timbers 34 +3 49
7 FC Dallas 34 +8 48
8 San Jose Earthquakes 34 -3 44
9 Colorado Rapids 34 -5 42
10 Houston Dynamo 34 -10 40
11 Sporting Kansas City 34 -18 38
12 Vancouver Whitecaps 34 -22 34