ATLANTA — Héber scored a key goal in the second half and New York City FC clinched third place in the Eastern Conference, defeating Atlanta United 2-1 on Sunday’s Decision Day in the MLS.
Héber’s goal in the 60th minute gave NYCFC a 2-0 lead, which held up after Atlanta United’s Andrew Gutman scored a few minutes later.
Gabriel Pereira scored early in the first half for NYCFC (16-11-7).
The win kept NYCFC in third place with 55 points, two points ahead of New York Red Bulls,.
Atlanta (10-14-10) did not make the playoffs.