Conquering the Champs | NYCFC 4-1 Atlanta United, September 25

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To be the best, you’ve got to beat the best.

City all but locked up the first seed and CONCACAF Champions League qualification on Fan Appreciation Night in the Bronx: A night that no one in attendance will ever forget.

Alexandru Mitriță wrote his name up in lights with a 20-minute first half hat-trick as NYCFC took apart Frank De Boer’s defending champs in a glorious display of attacking football.

Héber added the dagger on his return from injury late on to truly announce this NYCFC team as MLS Cup contenders and set off the supporters’ section.

"Did you enjoy the show?" The Ringleader asked on the mic after the match. The roar back from 25k inside Yankee Stadium was an unambiguous "YERRRRRRR".

There we have it. Five games from an unforgettable Season 5. What were your key matches? Hit us up on Twitter @NYCFC and let us know any we missed.

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