Kleberson scored on a free kick from 25 yards out in stoppage time, lifting the Philadelphia Union to a 1-0 victory over Toronto FC Saturday in Chester, Pa.

Kleberson’s goal came right near the end of six minutes of stoppage time and moved the Union (12-10-9) moved past Chicago into fifth place in the Eastern Conference for the final playoff spot.

Philadelphia seemed headed for a third draw against Toronto this season, especially when Fabinho was issued a red card in the 77th minute, sending the Union a man down.


Kleberson, who had been acquired in a trade for Freddy Adu, was a late substitution and scored his first MLS goal.

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Toronto (5-16-11) has the second-fewest wins in MLS, behind only D.C. United (3-22-6).

Philadelphia has three games remaining and is searching for its second playoff berth in the four-year history of the franchise.

Sporting Kansas City 1, Crew 0 — Ike Opara scored in the 17th minute as Kansas City won in Columbus.

Sporting Kansas City (15-10-6) entered with the best goals-against average in MLS (0.97) and prevented the Crew from attacking through the midfield as Jimmy Nielsen made his only save on Federico Higuain’s 30-yard free kick in the 77th minute.


Nielsen’s 11th shutout moved Kansas City to within 2 points of Eastern Conference-leading New York.

The Crew (12-15-5) had a three-game winning streak stopped and is 4 points out of the final playoff spot in the East with two games left.

FC Dallas 1, Real Salt Lake 1 — Kenny Cooper scored the tying goal in the 72d minute to lift Dallas to a draw in Sandy, Utah.

Salt Lake (15-10-7) extended its winless stretch at home to three matches across all competitions.

Real Salt Lake managed to strike first after halftime on a goal from Alvaro Saborio in the 60th minute despite being down a man for the bulk of the match.


Cooper tied it for Dallas (10-10-11), which snapped a three-game losing streak. Je-Vaughn Watson beat Tony Beltran down the right side and fired a shot at Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando. His shot was deflected by Rimando out to Cooper at the right post.

Rapids 5, Sounders 1 — Deshorn Brown scored twice, the first coming 13 seconds into the game, as host Colorado beat undermanned Seattle.

Brown’s initial goal set the record for the quickest in franchise history. Dwayne De Rosario holds the MLS mark with his score 11 seconds in for San Jose against Dallas on Sept. 27, 2003.

Dillon Powers, Gabriel Torres, and Drew Moor added goals for Colorado (13-9-9). The Rapids, 4-2-0 over their last six games, moved into third place ahead of idle Los Angeles in the Western Conference.