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Sporting KC earns playoff berth after Philadelphia and D.C. United tie

Updated: 2013-10-13T02:14:52Z

The Kansas City Star

Sporting Kansas City will compete in the MLS Cup playoffs for the third straight season and 12th time in the team's 18-year history.

The team clinched a postseason berth Saturday when Philadelphia and D.C. United played to a 1-1 tie.

Sporting KC is in second place in both the Eastern Conference and Supporters' Shield races, one point behind the New York Red Bulls with two games remaining in the regular season.

• Sporting Kansas City midfielder Graham Zusi will be with the U.S. men’s national soccer team for its World Cup qualifying match Tuesday in Panama. Sporting’s Matt Besler won’t make the trip as part of a planned rotation.

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