Eyes on the ball ... Tim Cahill is tackled by Philadelphia's Chris Albright (Getty)
New York Red Bulls has advanced to the Major League Soccer playoffs for the third straight season thanks to a 3-0 rout of Philadelphia Union in the regular-season finale.
Kenny Cooper opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 12th minute and rounded things off midway through the second half, with Thierry Henry on target in between as the visitor produced a dominant display at PPL Park.
DC United clinched second place in the Eastern Conference after a 1-1 draw with Chicago Fire at Toyota Park.
Lionard Pajoy headed home the equaliser five minutes into the second half, cancelling out Patrick Nyarko's stunning long-range opener to extend United's unbeaten streak to seven games.
Colorado Rapids was a 2-0 winner against understrength Dynamo Houston at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Kamani Hill and substitute Andre Akpan grabbing the goals against a side with one eye on the midweek playoff clash with Chicago.
San Jose Earthquakes, which had already guaranteed itself the Western Conference crown, completed the regular season with a 1-1 draw against Portland Timbers at JELD-WEN Field.
Chris Wondolowski netted his 27th goal of the season with a first-half penalty for the Earthquakes, but Bright Dike levelled midway through the second period to snatch a point for the Timbers.
Real Salt Lake and Vancouver Whitecaps, who were both already assured playoff berths ahead of their clash, battled out a dull 0-0 draw at a sold-out Rio Tinto Stadium.
Finally, New England Revolution secured its first win on Canadian soil with a 1-0 triumph over Montreal Impact, AJ Soares' 88th-minute strike proving decisive at Stade Saputo.