The Reds advance to the Eastern Conference Championship, in which they’ll oppose Canadian rival Montreal Impact in a two-leg series.
New York City hosted Toronto FC in Leg 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
David Villa, Jack Harrison, and New York City FC headed to BMO Field to play the club’s first-ever playoff game against Giovinco, Jozy Altidore, and Toronto FC in Leg One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Toronto FC played New York City FC scoreless for much of Saturday’s Eastern Conference Semifinal Leg 1 before Jozy Altidore put home a deflected cross for the winning strike in the 84th minute of an eventual 2-0 victory at BMO Field.
The Reds hoped to end the regular season second in the East and claim an all-important first-round bye in the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs.