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New York City FC is locked in for the MLS playoffs. The Montreal Impact are still holding out hope that they can sneak in.

To do so, it's three points or bust for the Impact when they host NYCFC on Wednesday night at Saputo Stadium.

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Oct 30, 2016; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) plays the ball and Montreal Impact defender Laurent Ciman (23)defends during the second half at Stade Saputo. Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Bolte)
Oct 30, 2016; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) plays the ball and Montreal Impact defender Laurent Ciman (23)defends during the second half at Stade Saputo. Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Bolte)

The New York Red Bulls won the Eastern Conference and scored 61 goals in the regular season.

New York is on the brink of being eliminated from the postseason.

The Montreal Impact can knock out the Red Bulls in the second leg of the conference semifinals on Sunday at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.

The Impact defeated New York 1-0 last Sunday in Montreal during the first leg of the aggregate format.

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Oct 23, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles (31) makes a leaping save during the second half against the Philadelphia Union at Talen Energy Stadium. The Red Bulls won 2-0. Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 23, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles (31) makes a leaping save during the second half against the Philadelphia Union at Talen Energy Stadium. The Red Bulls won 2-0. Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Red Bulls start their quest for their first MLS Cup title when they travel to Montreal on Sunday to face the Impact in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.New York, which finished first in the conference and received a bye in the knockout round, lost its only appearance in the MLS Cup final, dropping a 3-1 decision to the Columbus Crew in 2008.

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Oct 23, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Red Bulls celebrate after midfielder Alex Muyl (19) scored during the second half against the Philadelphia Union at Talen Energy Stadium. The Red Bulls won 2-0. Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 23, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Red Bulls celebrate after midfielder Alex Muyl (19) scored during the second half against the Philadelphia Union at Talen Energy Stadium. The Red Bulls won 2-0. Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Red Bulls begin the 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs with a two-leg series against the Montreal Impact. Montreal won its play-in game against D.C. United, 4-2, at RFK Stadium. The Red Bulls earned a bye to the conference semifinals by finishing in first place in the Eastern Conference during the regular season.This is the fourth meeting between the two sides this season. Montreal won the first match in March, 3-0. The Red Bulls won at home in August and September, by 3-1 and 1-0 score lines.Here are three key storylines heading into Sunday's match…

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New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips celebrates his goal. (John E. Sokolowski/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips celebrates his goal. (John E. Sokolowski/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Red Bulls can clinch their seventh consecutive playoff appearance with a win over the Montreal Impact on Saturday at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.

Currently in second place in the Eastern Conference, two points behind Toronto FC, the Red Bulls (12-9-9) haven't lost an MLS game in 12 matches since a 2-0 setback to New York City FC on July 3. The Red Bulls are 6-0-6 in that span.

New York is 6-0-0 against Montreal at Red Bull Arena.

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The Mets will continue to monitor the market for free-agent relief pitchers, but are not likely to give anyone a major-league contract, Sandy Alderson said Wednesday morning at Tradition Field.

"At this point, we're more likely to see what happens over the course of the spring," he explained, noting that better deals could become available later in March.

He did say that, for now, Rafael Montero is being considered more as depth for the starting rotation than as a relief pitcher. That said, Alderson feels it's difficult to know exactly what Montero's role will be until he gets back pitching again on a regular basis.

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