The Eastern Conference playoff participants were pretty much decided before Sunday's Decision Day showdowns, but that didn't stop the New York Red Bulls from sending one more statement of intent as the conference's top team.
The Red Bulls ran their unbeaten streak to 16 matches after beating the Philadelphia Union, 2-0, to secure first place in the East.
HARRISON, N.J. Hindsight is 20/20, but the New York Red Bulls may have been better off knocking the ball around and keeping possession rather than attacking relentlessly en route to blowing another lead.
Regardless, the Red Bulls had little to no qualms about their approach late in the game.
Saturday's 5:30 PM game will be the first action for Seattle since winning MLS Cup 2016.
The Arizona phase of the Seattle Sounders preseason continues with a friendly against the Portland Timbers. This is Seattle's first match since winning MLS Cup. The Timbers already lost to Red Bulls and NK Istra 1961 in their earlier preseason friendlies.
Two U.S. Men's National Team midfielders will return to their clubs ahead of the upcoming friendly against Jamaica.
New Los Angeles Galaxy signing Jermaine Jones and Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan will return to their clubs after playing in Sunday's0-0 draw with Serbia, United States coach Bruce Arena announced at the postgame press conference.
Freedom Kicks are having a hard time transitioning to the offseason, just like the staff and you are, I assume. We will get to drowning our pain in delight at David Beckham's misfortune, but first, the MLS Cup Playoff links.
Impact gets important 1-0 win over the Red Bulls thx to Matteo Mancosu - Mount Royal Soccer: If D.
Minnesota United 1 TRADED: Chris Duvall - Red Bulls - $63k 2 Collen Warner - Houston - $177k 3 Mohammed Saied - Columbus - $120k 4 Jeff Attinella - Salt Lake - $95k 5 Femi Hollinger-Janzen - New England - $52k
Atlanta United: 1 TRADED: Danny Toia - Montreal - $68k 2 Zach Loyd - Dallas - $222k 3 TRADED: Clint Irwin - Toronto - $107k 4 Mikey Ambrose - Orlando - $52k 5 Alec Kann - KC - $63k
Minn United immediately traded its Chris Duvall and $GAM to Montreal Impact for 28 year old Costa Rican Johan Venegas.
The two teams meet in the Open Cup for the second year in a row.
The Philadelphia Union have been drawn against the New York Red Bulls in the fifth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Talen Energy Stadium is set to host the matchup on June 29th. The winner will travel to either Foxboro or Nassau County for the quarterfinals.
Red Bulls II emerged as the USL's best team during the regular season, and on Sunday, they cemented their spot as USL champions.
Led by a Brandon Allen hat-trick, Red Bulls II toppled Swope Park Rangers, 5-1, at Red Bull Arena in Sunday's USL final. The win sees Red Bulls II end the season on a14-game unbeaten streak to secure the championship trophy in the club's secondseason.
The Rhinos traveled to Red Bull Arena and lost for the first time against the Red Bulls II. Steevan dos Santos had a brace in regular time but missed his penalty in the shootout as Rochester is eliminated from the 2016 USL Playoffs.
The Rochester Rhinos battled back twice to draw level with a Steevan dos Santos brace on the road in the playoffs and force extra time.
FoxSports continues their summer of soccer with a match between the Seattle Sounders and the New York Red Bulls. The 4:30 PM Pacific game on Sunday June 19th pits two teams with mid-table records against each other after a two week break for the Copa America. Clint Dempsey will not be present for Seattle.