New York City FC has a date with the New England Revolution on Sunday in Foxborough, Mass., but keeping their minds off Atlanta United might be challenging.
At the same time New York City kicks off against the Revs at Gillette Stadium (5 p.m. ET), Atlanta United faces the New York Red Bulls in Harrison, N.J. in a match with playoff implications.
An Atlanta United win coupled with an NYCFC loss would jettison The Five Stripes into a tie with the latter for second place in the Eastern Conference.
NYCFC (16-8-8, 56 points) leads Atlanta United by three points for the second spot in the conference, which comes with a coveted first-round bye in the 2017 MLS Playoffs. >> Read more
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