Without playing a match New York City Football Club clinched a place in the MLS Cup Playoffs for the seventh successive year.

City’s spot in the top seven of the Eastern Conference was secured following Chicago Fire’s 3-2 victory over FC Cincinnati on Saturday night.

Nick Cushing’s side sit one point behind third place, with home field advantage awarded to the top four.

City hosts Orlando City SC at Red Bull Arena on Sunday at 1 p.m.

As reigning MLS Cup Champions, NYCFC has the chance to retain the trophy when the post-season schedule kicks off next month.

The playoffs set to begin on Saturday, Oct. 15 with the MLS Cup Final scheduled for Nov. 5.