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Red Bulls clinch top spot in MLS’s Eastern Conference

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Peguy Luyindula had three assists and the New York Red Bulls beat the visiting Chicago Fire, 5-2, on Sunday to finish with Major League Soccer’s best record.

Ibrahim Sekagya scored early in the second half to help the Red Bulls (17-9-8) get to 59 points for the regular season, lifting them over Sporting KC, which had 58 points. Real Salt Lake led the Western Division with 56 points.

It’s the first Supporters’ Shield for the Red Bulls, who will carry an eight-game unbeaten streak into the playoffs. They also secured a spot in next season’s CONCACACF Champions League.

The loss knocked Chicago (14-13-7) from the playoffs.

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