Philadelphia handed Sporting KC a 2-1 loss Saturday at PPL Park in Chester, Penn., preventing the defending MLS champions from moving up the Eastern Conference ladder. Sporting missed an opportunity to pull even with New England for second place.
Sporting KC clinched its spot in the MLS postseason with a 2-0 win Friday against visiting Chicago in front of 18,938 fans at Sporting Park. The club looked destined for a second consecutive scoreless draw before Graham Zusi wrecked that notion with a left-footed strike in the 80th minute. Dom Dwyer added an insurance goal in stoppage time.