The New York Red Bulls have obliterated their eight-match league winless stretch and booked their 2017 Audi MLS Cup Playoff place in the process.
Bradley Wright-Phillips scored his team-leading 17th goal, Daniel Royer added his 12th and the Red Bulls dominated the Western Conference-leading Vancouver Whitecaps in a 3-0 victory on Saturday.
Felipe completed the scoring with a long-distance screamer to seal New York's first MLS win since Aug. 12. Despite their recent struggles, the Red Bulls become the sixth and final Eastern Conference team to make the postseason, eliminating Montreal, New England, Philadelphia and Orlando in the process. They could still finish as high as fourth.
Vancouver entered the match with a four-point lead in the West and could've secured a Knockout Round bye with a victory.
New York outshot Vancouver 18-3 and 8-1 in efforts on target.
33' - NY - Daniel Royer
58' - NY - Bradley Wright-Phillips
72' - NY - Felipe
NY: Sunday, October 15 vs. Atlanta United (5 pm ET | FS1, New York Red Bulls Radio) - TICKETS