Red Bulls advance to MLS Cup Eastern finals

New York Red Bulls forward Mike Grella, right, and D.C. United defender Markus Halsti compete for the ball during the first half of an MLS playoff soccer match, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, in Harrison, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

HARRISON, N.J. — Bradley Wright-Phillips scored 2 minutes into second-half injury time and the New York Red Bulls beat D.C. United 1-0 on Sunday to advance to the Eastern Conference finals.

The Red Bulls, who won the first leg of the two-game series 1-0 last week in Washington, advanced on aggregate goals 2-0, marking the second straight year they have beaten their I-95 rivals in the semifinals.

New York will face either the Montreal Impact or Columbus Crew in another two-game series.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Kei Kamara scored his second goal in the 111th minute and the Columbus Crew advanced to the MLS Cup Eastern Conference finals with a 3-1 victory over the Montreal Impact on Sunday night.

The second-seeded Crew needed extra time to gain the 4-3 series edge and will face the Supporters’ Shield-winning New York Red Bulls for the conference championship. The first leg of the two-game series is in Columbus on Nov. 22.

Ethan Finlay tied the series score at 3-all and gave Columbus a 2-1 lead with a putback of Jack McInerney’s blocked attempt in the 77th minute.

It also forced an extra 30 minutes after the end of regulation time with each team scoring an away goal in the series.

The third-seeded Impact entered the second leg with a 2-1 lead in the aggregate score and held a 3-2 series lead after Dilly Duka tied it 1-all with a loose-ball finish in the 40th minute.