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NYCFC waltzes past Philadelphia in playoff opener (video)

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Philadelphia Union forward Cory Burke (19) watches New York City FC players celebrate a goal during the first half of an MLS playoff soccer match Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)

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Single-elimination games on the tiny pitch at Yankee Stadium is a difficult way to conclude a season, and the Philadelphia Union will be bitter about the end to its campaign following a 3-1 loss to New York City FC in the first round of the MLS Cup Playoffs.

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The stars were out for the East’s No. 3 seed as Ismael Tajouri-Shradi, David Villa, and Maxi Moralez all scored for NYCFC, who will meet No. 2 seed Atlanta United in the conference semifinals.

Cory Burke scored for Philadelphia who lost in the same building by the same score for the second time in four days.

Tajouri-Shradi’s goal was the pick of the bunch, hit with vigor to open the scoring.

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