New York City (NYC) FC will have to see off New England Revolution if they want to qualify for the Eastern Conference final. The two MLS football teams meet at the start of next week to determinewho will secure a place in the final as far as the Eastern Conference is concerned.
New York City FC secured their place in the Eastern Conference final four by seeing off Atlanta United in the first round of the MLS playoffs. NYC FC scored two times in four second half minutes to secure a place in the Eastern Conference semi-finals via a 2-0 win on home soil. Atlanta United were largely second best when they took on New York City FC at the Yankee Stadium in New York City on Sunday, November 21.
After a goalless situation in the first half, hosts New York City FC took the lead four minutes into the second half through Valentin Castellanos before they doubled their lead in the space of four minutes thanks to the strike from Alexander Callens. The goals from Castellanos and Callens propelled New York City to the final four of the Eastern Conference, but they face a big task in the last four as they have to overcome New England Revolution at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts on Tuesday to book their place in the Eastern Conference final.