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.
With a wildly dramatic Decision Day behind us, ESPN breaks down every Round 1 matchup of the MLS Cup playoffs and predicts who will be moving on.
The 2021 MLS Cup playoff bracket is set following the last round of regular-season matches on Decision Day on Sunday.
Josef Martinez scored a highlight-reel goal in the 79th minute as Atlanta United FC rallied to defeat host FC Cincinnati 2-1.
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.
Brad Guzan made three saves to help fend off an aggressive Red Bulls attack and preserve a scoreless draw for Atlanta United FC.
Atlanta United left points on the table thanks to a late goal from visiting Toronto FC in a 1-1 draw on Saturday.
There's barely a week left in the 2021 season, so we've looked at the table as of today to get a sense of how the MLS Cup playoffs could shape up.
Josef Martinez scored the go-ahead goal in the 73rd minute to lift host Atlanta United to a 2-1 victory over Inter Miami on Wednesday.
While roster rules have evolved, being an MLS designated player still holds a certain level of expectations (and salary). Are teams spending wisely?
Substitute Gudmunder Thorarinsson scored on a free kick as NYCFC and Atalanta played to a draw in MLS.
LAFC's Carlos Vela remained Major League Soccer's highest-paid player with a guaranteed compensation of $6.3 million.
A pair of stoppage time goals helped Atlanta United secure a 2-0 win against the host Toronto FC on Saturday.
Romell Quioto scored twice to propel Montreal back into a playoff spot with a come-from-behind 2-1 win against visiting Atlanta United on Saturday.
Josef Martinez scored his 100th career goal on a 78th-minute penalty kick, leading the Atlanta United to a 1-0 win over visiting Inter Miami.
Kacper Przybylko scored his team-leading ninth goal of the season in the 71st minute to lift Philadelphia Union to a 1-0 victory over Atlanta.
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