FC Toronto is the first team to clinch a playoff berth and now would like to improve its chances of getting the Supporters' Shield.
League-leading Toronto looks to extend its winning streak to six games and its unbeaten streak to eight Wednesday when it hosts the New York Red Bulls in Hartford, Conn.
Toronto (11-2-4, 37 points) leads the Philadelphia Union by three points and is looking to win the Supporters Shield for the most points for the second time in team history. Toronto's first was in 2017 when it also won the MLS Cup.
Toronto has eight goals during its winning streak and is coming off consecutive 1-0 road wins over New England and FC Cincinnati. Toronto also is 6-0-1 in its last seven games since a 3-2 loss at Vancouver on Sept. 5.
On Sunday, Patrick Mullins scored the only goal in the 29th minute after being inserted into the starting lineup as Toronto went on to clinch.
"I know the guys are proud of it, but they have their eyes on something a little bit bigger here over this stretch," Toronto coach Greg Vanney said. "It's nice to have the playoff spot, but our guys are looking at the fact that they're at the top of the table and competing every play to stay there."
New York (7-8-2, 23 points) is seventh in the East, two points behind New England and three ahead of eighth-place Montreal. The Red Bulls are attempting to get consecutive wins for the second time this season after posting a 1-0 victory at Atlanta on Saturday night.
New York also is 3-2-0 in its last five matches and has scored nine goals in its last three wins. In Saturday's win, 17-year-old Caden Clark became the fifth-youngest player to score in his MLS debut when he scored in the 47th minute.
"I didn't believe it and I still don't believe it," Clark said. "It's just really exciting for me. It hasn't hit me yet, but I'm sure it will soon. It's great for this team to get this win, and that is the most important part."
Wednesday is the first meeting between the teams this season. New York is 4-1 in the last five meetings with each win being a shutout.
--Field Level Media