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Orlando City qualifies for MLS playoffs for first time ever after 1-1 tie against New York Red Bulls

Captain Nani #17 of Orlando City celebrates with teammates after his goal to take the lead in the second half of the Major League Soccer match against New York Red Bulls. (Photo by Ira L. Black - Corbis)
Captain Nani #17 of Orlando City celebrates with teammates after his goal to take the lead in the second half of the Major League Soccer match against New York Red Bulls. (Photo by Ira L. Black - Corbis) (Getty Images)

HARRISON, N.J. – Brian White scored in stoppage time, helping the New York Red Bulls to a 1-1 tie with Orlando City on Sunday night.

Orlando City clinched its first playoff spot when Toronto beat Atlanta United 1-0 later Sunday.

After a New York corner kick bounced around and was eventually cleared out of the area, White corralled an errant shot by Jason Pendant, turned and rolled a right-footer just inside the post in the fifth minute of stoppage time.

Luís Carlos “Nani” Almeida da Cunha scored on a penalty kick in the 56th minute after New York's Daryl Dike conceded a foul in the area.

New York (7-8-4), which has just one win in its last five games, outshot Orlando City 14-9 and had 58.8% possession.

Orlando City (8-2-8) is unbeaten in 12 games, yet has only one win in its last five.

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