2012 MLS Standings: Thierry Henry leads Red Bulls to 2nd in East

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After a 4-1 victory, the New York Red Bulls are second in the Eastern Conference standings with three games left in the regular season.

The New York Red Bulls have moved up into second place in the Eastern Conference after a dominant 4-1 victory over Toronto FC led by Thierry Henry and Kenny Cooper. Cooper scored twice, including the game-winner, while Henry had a hand in all four Red Bulls goals, assisting on the first three and scoring the fourth.

The victory gave New York 53 points, tying them with the Chicago Fire, but pushing them into second place on goals scored. The Red Bulls trail Eastern Conference leader Sporting Kansas City, who beat Chicago on Friday, by five points with three games left to play in the regular season.

The Western Conference is still led by the San Jose Earthquakes, who also lead the race for the Supporters' Shield with 61 points. The fifth Western Conference playoff spot is still up for grabs, but the top four teams have clinched their spots and are now fighting for positioning.

Full standings for both conferences are below. The top five teams in each conference make the playoffs:

Eastern Conference

1. Sporting Kansas City (58 points)

2. New York Red Bulls (53)

3. Chicago Fire (53)

4. D.C. United (51)

5. Houston Dynamo (49)

6. Columbus Crew (48)

7. Montreal Impact (40)

8. Philadelphia Union (30)

9. New England Revolution (29)

10. Toronto FC (22)

Western Conference

1. San Jose Earthquakes (61 points)

2. Real Salt Lake (52)

3. LA Galaxy (50)

4. Seattle Sounders FC (49)

5. Vancouver Whitecaps (39)

6. FC Dallas (37)

7. Colorado Rapids (31)

8. Portland Timbers (30)

9. Chivas USA (28)

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