Major League Soccer

Red Bulls into East finals after 3-0 win

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HARRISON, N.J. (AP) About 90 seconds remained in stoppage time when Columbus Crew coach Gregg Berhalter walked down the sideline to exchange a handshake and hug with New York counterpart Chris Armas. The Red Bulls are moving on, and it appears Berhalter is, too.

Daniel Royer scored twice in a 2:44 span late in the second half, and the Red Bulls advanced to Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference final with a 3-0 victory Sunday night.

Alex Muyl's goal in the 17th minute overturned a first-leg deficit, and the Red Bulls went on to a 3-1 aggregate victory that likely will free Berhalter to be hired later this year as U.S. national team coach.

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