NYCFC clinches top seed in the Eastern Conference of MLS


New York City FC are finishing the club’s fifth season in Major League Soccer and it’s been the team’s most successful so far. NYCFC have clinched the Eastern Conference top seed and have also qualified for the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League for the first time in Club history.

NYCFC have 61 points from 33 games with one more regular-season match left. This is a record high points total for the club.

As the top seed, NYCFC has an automatic bye that will put them into the Eastern Conference Semifinals on either October 23rd or 24th. Time will tell who the club will face, but whoever it is, NYCFC will have home-field advantage.

What makes NYCFC’s accomplishments even more impressive is the fact that they had such a good season without the club’s all time scorer, David Villa. The legendary striker had 80 goals in 124 appearances over his four season’s with the New York side. He moved on at the end of last season to join Vissel Kobe in Japan’s J League.

Time will tell how NYCFC’s season ends, but it’s obvious that in just its fifth MLS season, the club is moving in the right direction.

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