Atlanta United progressed to the MLS Cup in its second season regardless of a 1-0 misfortune to the New York Red Bulls in the second leg of the Eastern Conference last on Thursday in Harrison, N.J.
Joined won the two-legged arrangement 3-1 on total after a 3-0 triumph at home on Sunday.
Tim Parker scored in the fourth moment of second-half stoppage time for the Red Bulls, however it was past the point where it is possible to mount a rebound decisively.
Atlanta will have the Portland Timbers for the group title on Dec. 8. The match will be the last as United’s set out mentor toward Argentine Gerardo “Goodbye” Martino, who is relied upon to be named Mexico’s national group mentor. Portland edged Sporting Kansas City 3-2 on Thursday to win the Western Conference last by a similar score.
For the second time in the arrangement, the Red Bulls had an objective toppled after video survey. In the 80th moment, Aaron Long was ruled to have fouled goalkeeper Brad Guzan while heading in a shot.
Guzan made five recoveries, while New York’s Luis Robles had four.
The Red Bulls set the MLS ordinary season record for focuses (71), two in front of Atlanta, and were attempting to achieve the title coordinate 10 years subsequent to losing to the Columbus Crew 3-1 in their solitary MLS Cup appearance.
New York couldn’t enable Atlanta to score an away objective since it implied the Red Bulls would require four objectives just to send the arrangement to additional time.
That technique nearly went in vain in the initial 15 seconds when Atlanta’s Josef Martinez, who set the MLS record with 31 customary season objectives and included three more in the playoffs, had a prime open door from the focal point of the case that Robles spared.
Notwithstanding the frantic circumstance, the Red Bulls oversaw only one shot on objective in the main a large portion of, a low strike by Kaku in the twentieth moment.
Atlanta presently anticipates the champ of the Western Conference last between Sporting Kansas City and the Portland Timbers, with the groups tied 0-0 after the primary leg.