The Red Bulls played a 0-0 tie with Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night in Harrison, N.J., clinching a playoff berth for New York and the Supporters’ Shield for San Jose as the team with the best record in Major League Soccer.
New York (15-9-9), which has never won an MLS title, clinched a spot in the 10-team playoffs as Columbus lost, 3-2, at D.C. United.
San Jose earned home-field advantage throughout the postseason. The Earthquakes also had the best record in 2005.
Kansas City (17-7-9) extended its unbeaten streak to 11 games.
K.C. goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen got his 15th shutout of the season .
At Dynamo 3, Union 1: Oscar Boniek Garcia and Brad Davis scored in the second half, and the Dynamo clinched a spot in the MLS playoffs.
Houston’s victory, coupled with Columbus’ 3-2 loss at DC United, means the Dynamo (14-8-11) can finish no worse than fifth in the Eastern Conference and will be in the postseason for the sixth time in seven years. Houston extended its home unbeaten streak to 25 games, dating to June 2011.
Philadelphia (10-16-6) had won two in a row.
At Revolution 1, Fire 0: Diego Fagundez scored in the 17th minute to lead New England to the victory and end a 196-minute scoreless streak for the Revolution.
Fagundez took a pass from Kelyn Rowe and scored from 30 yards.
Bobby Shuttleworth, dressed in pink for breast cancer awareness month, needed to make just one save in his second shutout of the season for New England (8-17-8), which already has been eliminated from playoff contention.
Chicago (17-11-5) already had clinched a playoff berth.
At D.C. United 3, Crew 2: Lewis Neal scored in stoppage time and D.C. United secured its first playoff berth in five seasons.
Marcelo Saragosa and Nick DeLeon also scored for United (17-10-6), which ran its unbeaten streak to six games and helped eliminate Columbus (14-12-7) from playoff contention.
The win also pushed United’s club home unbeaten streak to 16 (12-0-4). United won the last of its four MLS titles in 2004.
Impact 0, at Toronto FC 0: Toronto’s winless streak hit 13 games with the scoreless tie in its home finale.
Toronto’s last MLS win was a 2-1 victory over Colorado on July 18. It has earned four of a possible 39 points during its lackluster stretch, going 0-9-4 to drop to 5-20-8 on the season.
Montreal’s winless run now stands at five after its third straight draw. It’s 0-2-3 since a 3-0 victory over D.C. United on Aug. 25.
The Impact (12-15-6) controlled most of the play but could not convert that edge into goals. Marco Di Vaio had two strong chances in stoppage time but his close-range shot hit a defender and bounced over the goal.
Rapids 2, at Chivas USA 0: Martin Rivero and Kamani Hill scored first-half goals as Colorado (10-19-4) won for the first time since Sept. 5 and guaranteed that it won’t finish last in the Western Conference. Last-place Chivas (7-18-8) is winless in its past 12 games.