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Red Bulls trounce Whitecaps to seal last MLS playoff spot in East

Red Bulls trounce Whitecaps to seal last MLS playoff spot in East
From ESPN - October 7, 2017

The New York Red Bulls secured the last remaining MLS playoff spot in the Eastern Conference by defeating the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-0 on Saturday.

The Red Bulls are in the playoffs for the eighth straight year, while the result also ended the slim playoff hopes of four other teams in the East -- Montreal, New England, Orlando and Philadelphia.

New York took the lead in the 33rd minute when Sacha Kljestan spotted Daniel Royer racing into the box, and the Austrian scored for the second straight game.

Bradley Wright-Phillips doubled the lead in the 58th minute with his 17th goal of the season by beating goalkeeper David Ousted following a long run.

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