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Here are the schedules for the Red Bulls, New York City FC and Cosmos for their respective stretch run for the playoffs.

Red Bulls

Saturday, Sept. 23 — at Columbus Crew SC, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 27 — D.C. UNITED, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 30, at Toronto FC, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 7 — VANCOUVER WHITECAPS, 5 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 15 — ATLANTA UNITED FC, 5 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 22 — at D.C. United, 4 p.m.

New York City FC

Saturday, Sept. 23 — HOUSTON DYNAMO at Pratt & Whitney Stadium (East Hartford, Conn.), 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 27 — at Montreal Impact, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 30 — at Chicago Fire, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 15 — at New England Revolution, 3 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 22 — COLUMBUS CREW SC, 4 p.m.


Saturday, Sept. 23 — NORTH CAROINA FC, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 30, at Puerto Rico FC, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 7 — at Indy Eleven, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 14 — FC EDMONTON, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 22 — at Jacksonville Armada SC, 4 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 28 — PUERTO RICO FC, 7 p.m.

TBD — at Puerto Rico FC

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at