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MLS Playoffs: Red Bulls Roll Past Columbus To Reach East Final

(The Red Bulls celebrating Daniel Royer’s late goal – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Red Bulls played one of their best games of the season at just the right time, as they beat the Columbus Crew, 3-0, on Sunday night at Red Bull Arena to win their Eastern Conference Semifinal matchup.

Columbus won the first leg at home a week ago, 1-0, and they didn’t put much pressure on the net in this one, as Red Bulls goalkeeper and captain Luis Robles needed to make just three saves for his seventh career postseason clean sheet in his 20th career playoff match.

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St. John’s Wins Battle With Bowling Green

(St. John’s celebrating during the second half – Photo by Jason Schott)

St. John’s faced a tough test in their second game of the season on Friday night at Carnesecca Arena, as they outlasted Bowling Green, 84-80.

Just as they did in their opening night win on Tuesday night over Loyola-Maryland, St. John’s jumped out to a nice lead early, as Marvin Clark II drained a pair of free throws to make it 20-12 seven minutes in.

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Red Bulls’ Aaron Long Named MLS Defender Of The Year

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Red Bulls center back Aaron Long has been named the 2018 MLS Defender of the Year, the league announced on Wednesday.

Long earns MLS Defender of the Year honors in just his second MLS season, two years removed from being named USL Defender of the Year in 2016 with NYRB II. He also plays for the United States Men’s National team.

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NYCFC Beats Philly To Advance To East Semis

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For the second time in four days, New York City Football Club beat the Philadelphia Union at Yankee Stadium. On Sunday night, it was in the regular season finale, and on Wednesday night, NYCFC dominated again, to the tune of a 3-1 win in their one-game playoff.

The win sets up a meeting between NYCFC and second-seeded Atlanta United in the Eastern Conference semifinals, with the first leg this Sunday at Yankee Stadium and the second leg in Atlanta on November 11.

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Yankees Bring Back Brett Gardner

(Brett Gardner (center) during batting practice this past season – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Yankees are bringing back their longest-tenured player, outfielder Brett Gardner, on a one-year contract for the 2019 season after he declined the 2019 club option on his previous contract.

Gardner, 35, made his Major League debut in 2008 after he was drafted by the Yankees in the third round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft.

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Pearce Made Difference For Red Sox, Wins World Series MVP

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Steve Pearce played for all five American League East teams in his career before he found a home in Boston this season, and he was as key as anybody to the Red Sox’s success in the playoffs.

Pearce won the World Series Most Valuable Player award after he racked up three home runs and eight RBI in the series, which was won in five games over the Dodgers.

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