BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) Sacha Kljestan had a goal and an assist and the New York Red Bulls won the Supporters’ Shield as Major League Soccer’s regular-season champion with a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Fire on Sunday night.
The top-seeded Red Bulls (18-10-6), who have a first-round bye in the Eastern Conference playoffs, won their second Supporters’ Shield in three seasons. They also snapped a 14-game winless streak at Toyota Park.
The Fire (8-20-6) finished with consecutive losses and at the bottom of the Eastern Conference.
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The Red Bulls struck quickly in the eighth minute. Kljestan lofted his corner kick to Sal Zizzo, who headed the ball to Bradley Wright-Phillips. Wright-Phillips was left unmarked and he easily tapped the ball in the back of the net for his 17th goal of the season.
Kljestan scored a penalty kick goal in the 35th minute.
For the Fire, Gilberto scored in the 78th minute. Patrick Nyarko and Patrick Doody assisted on the goal.