New York Red Bulls overtake Sporting KC to capture MLS Supporters’ Shield
10/27/2013 6:33 PM
10/27/2013 6:36 PM
The Supporters' Shield is headed to New York.
In the final game of the MLS regular season Sunday, the New York Red Bulls defeated the Chicago Fire 5-2 to clinch the Supporters' Shield — reserved for the top-point getter in the league — one day after Sporting Kansas City had regained a two-point lead in the race for the honor.
New York also clinched the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, dropping Sporting KC to the No. 2 seed.
Sporting KC will face the third-seeded New England Revolution in the opening round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. The dates of the first-round games have not yet been announced.
Sporting KC went 1-0-1 against New England this season, including a 3-0 victory on Aug. 10 at Sporting Park.MLS: Playoff spots clinched
• The Houston Dynamo beat D.C. United 2-1 on Sunday and wrapped up an MLS playoff spot for the third straight season. D.C. United, 3-24-7, was winless in its final 12 games and set the MLS record for fewest victories in a season.
• Juan Agudelo scored midway through the first half and the New England Revolution beat the Columbus Crew 1-0 on Sunday to qualify for the postseason for the first time since 2009.
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