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Decision Day: NYCFC tops Atlanta, clinches East No. 3 seed and home playoff game

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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, which defeated Charlotte 2-0.

Atlanta (10-14-10) did not make the playoffs.

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