Alexander Callens capped a perfect 5-for-5 shootout for NYCFC en route to a 5-3 win on penalty kicks over the top-seeded New England Revolution.
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Golden Boot winner Valentin Castellanos scored his first MLS playoff goal to lead New York City FC to a Round 1 win over Atlanta United.
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Kacper Przybylko scored the lone goal for the Philadelphia Union as they played to a 1-1 draw Sunday against host New York City FC.
Twelve teams are fighting for six MLS Cup playoff places on Decision Day, and we break down how each club can confirm their spot in the postseason.
New York City FC followed up a six-game winless run by winning three straight, by a combined score of 10-1, to rocket up our MLS Power Rankings.
Valentin Castellanos had two goals and an assist to help New York City FC record a 3-1 win against host Inter Miami CF on Saturday.
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Valentin Castellanos scored on a penalty kick in the 51st minute as New York City FC boosted its playoff chances in a win over the Chicago Fire.
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Valentin Castellanos scored twice in the first 11 minutes as NYCFC struck for four goals before halftime and cruised to a pivotal 6-0 win.
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Substitute Gudmunder Thorarinsson scored on a free kick as NYCFC and Atalanta played to a draw in MLS.
The New York Red Bulls continued their playoff push by holding on for a 1-0 win over New York City FC on Cristian Casseres Jr.'s third-minute goal.
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