NYCFC players celebrate Ronald Matarrita’s goal. (James Lang-USA TODAY Sports)

CHESTER, Pa. — New York City FC, which had nothing much to gain or lose on Decision Day, made quick work of the Philadelphia Union Sunday.

Ronald Matarrita and Ismael Tajouri-Shradi scored goals in the opening 22 minutes as the Eastern Conference champions recorded a 2-1 win.

NYCFC (18-6-10, 64 points) will receive a bye in the first round of the playoffs, while the third-place Union (16-11-7, 55) will host the Red Bulls in that round on either Oct. 10-11.

City finished with the second most points in the league to Supporters Shield winners Los Angeles Football Club (21-4-0, 72).

“We played a good game today,” NYCFC captain Alex Ring said. “Philly is not an easy place to come and play, from my experience at least, and I think especially in the first half we had a really good game.”

Matarrita, off assisted by Valentin Castellanos and Ben Sweat, lifted the visitors to a 1-0 lead in the seventh minute.

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Castellanos played a role in the second goal, setting up Tajouri-Shradi for a score against goalkeeper Andre Blake in the 22nd minute.

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Marco Fabian spoiled goalkeeper Sean Johnson’s shutout bid by connecting on a penalty kick in the 87th minute.