HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - The New York Red Bulls played a 0-0 tie with Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night, clinching the Supporters' Shield for San Jose as the team with the best record in Major League Soccer.
San Jose earned homefield advantage throughout the playoffs. The Earthquakes also had the best record in 2005, when they were knocked out in the quarterfinals.
New York (15-9-9), which has never won an MLS title, was in position to clinch a playoff berth if Columbus failed to defeat D.C. United on Saturday.
Before 25,219, a record crowd at 3-season-old Red Bull Arena, New York pressed the defensive-minded visitors.