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Atlanta United, team by the Mexican Jürgen Damm, who entered change at 62 ‘ and Gonzalo Pineda, was eliminated of the MLS Playoffs after falling against New York City 2-0 at Yankee Stadium. The goals of the match were scored by Valetín Castellanos and Alexander Callens.
Argentine forward Valentín Castellanos, MLS top scorer, opened the scoreboard this Sunday in the 2-0 victory of New York City FC against Atlanta United in the playoff first round.
Castellanos, U23 international with the Albiceleste national team, opened the clash at Yankee Stadium in the 49th minute with an unorthodox shot inside the area that defeated veteran goalkeeper Brad Guzan.
In a corner kick, the Peruvian Alexander Callens made it 2-0 final in minute 53.
The Atlanta United, of the Mexican coach Gonzalo Pineda, enjoyed several times in the boots of the Venezuelan Josef Martínez and the Argentine Alan Franco but could not avoid the early elimination.
On November 30, the New York City FC enfrentará in the semi-finals of the Eastern Conference al New England Revolution, which advanced directly by being the best team in the industry in the regular phase.
Which teams are already in the next round?
New York City became the third team to advance to the next round of the MLS playoffs after their resounding victory over Atlanta.
Those of the Big Apple joined the San José Earthquakes from the Mexican Alan Pulido and Philadelphia Union.
The Mexicans Daniel Rios (Nashville) and José Carlos Van Rankin (Portland) are the mexicans that still aspire to advance and accompany Pulido in the next round