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NYRB safely into playoffs equalling season points record

New York Red Bull have cemented their spot in the MLS playoffs courtesy of a record-equalling points tally.

The Red Bulls drew 0-0 with Eastern Conference leaders Sporting Kansas City on the weekend to move to 54 points in 33 matches which has equalled the club record set by the MetroStars in 2000, although they played just 32 games.

New York star Thierry Henry admitted it was nice to have qualified for the playoffs whilst midfielder Tim Cahill admitted the players were not even aware of any record.

"We're in. That's it," Henry said after the match.

Cahill added: "We wanted to get in, and we're in. Points? I didn't know that."

New York can break the club record of points in a season when they head to Philadelphia Union in the final regular fixture of the 2012 campaign next weekend.

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