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With the regular season done, now the real fun begins. Full details on the 2018 MLS Cup playoffs, including who's in and who plays who and when.
Daniel Royer scored in the 73rd and 76th minutes to secure the series victory for the New York Red Bulls with a 3-0 win over the Columbus Crew.
Aaron Long spent years in the lower divisions. That dedication paid dividends, with the Red Bulls center-back being named MLS Defender of the Year.
The 26-year-old Long was named MLS Defender of the Year on Wednesday after helping the New York Red Bulls allow a league-low 33 goals.
Gyasi Zardes' goal in the 61st minute on Sunday gives the Crew a crucial first-leg result over the Red Bulls in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
The MLS conference semis might be short on glitz but they are not short on substance. Portland-Seattle tops four fascinating semifinal matchups.
Twelve teams enter Major League Soccer's postseason, all with dreams of a championship. Here's how they rank after 34 games:
The Red Bulls secured their third Supporters' Shield in five years and will start the playoffs next weekend at home after a first-round playoff bye.
Alejandro Romero Gamarra scored on a penalty kick in the 69th minute and the New York Red Bulls beat the Philadelphia Union 2-1.
With only a few weeks of the MLS regular season to go, NYRB hold the top spot in ESPN's Power Rankings, while Real Salt Lake fade at the wrong time.
Bradley Wright-Phillips became the first player in MLS history to record three 20-goal seasons, in the NYRB's 3-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes.
The Red Bulls take top spot from Atlanta, while D.C. United and Seattle Sounders are on the up at the business end of the MLS season.
|New York Red Bulls||34||22||5||7||+29||71|
|Atlanta United FC||34||21||6||7||+26||69|
|New York City FC||34||16||8||10||+14||56|
|Columbus Crew SC||34||14||9||11||-2||51|
|New England Revolution||34||10||11||13||-6||41|
|Orlando City SC||34||8||4||22||-31||28|