The New York Red Bulls ended their regular season finale at Red Bull Arena with a comfortable 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Union to clinch the Eastern Conference and guarantee themselves of a first or second seed in the Major League Soccer playoffs next month.
Mike Grella scored after seven seconds for the fastest goal in MLS history, Bradley Wright-Phillips added a second goal three minutes later and Grella made it 3-0 after 17 minutes. Kumar Lawrence scored his first MLS goal just before the break to extend the advantage to 4-0. Sebastien Le Toux scored for the Union on 55 minutes, but the Red Bulls coasted the rest of the way.
The Red Bulls are tied with FC Dallas in the Supporters' Shield race for the best regular-season record with one game remaining. New York travels to Chicago on Sunday while FC Dallas hosts San Jose.
Here are some photos from the game.