D.C. United to play New York Red Bulls in semifinal round of Eastern Conference playoff race
Black-and-Red set to host return leg of home and home, total goal series on November 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET
Washington, D.C. (October 31, 2012) – In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Major League Soccer has requested second seeded D.C. United and the third seeded New York Red Bulls alternate home dates in their upcoming Eastern Conference semifinal series. United will now host the first leg Saturday, November 3 at 8:00 p.m. ET before traveling to Red Bull Arena for the return leg of the two-game, total-goal series on Wednesday, November 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Both matches are set to be televised to a live national audience by NBC Sports Network and aired locally via United's Spanish-language radio partner La Nueva 87.7 FM.
Tickets for MLS Cup playoff matches played at RFK Stadium are now on sale via dcunited.com/tickets with all United plan holders enjoying priority seating options and discounted pricing by calling D.C. United Customer Service at 202-587-5000. Individual game tickets are available via dcunited.com/tickets, by calling (202) 432-SEAT or by visiting any TicketMaster outlet. Tickets are priced at $60 for Mezzanine seats, $50 for Midfield, $40 for Sideline and $30 for Endline. Groups of 15 or more may also purchase seats at discounted rates via dcunited.com/tickets or by calling D.C. United Customer Service at 202-587-5000.
This year, with a 1-1-1 record against the New York Red Bulls, D.C. United claimed the Atlantic Cup following its 2-2 tie on August 29. When it comes to the MLS Cup Playoffs, United boasts a 5-1-1 record, with its only loss coming in a shootout back in 1996.
D.C. United finishes the 2012 MLS regular season with a 17-10-7 record (58 points). Ben Olsen’s club enters the post-season on a seven-game unbeaten run, going 5-0-2 (17 points) during that span. United has yet to lose a home game since falling 1-0 to Sporting Kansas City on opening night back on March 10. Since that game, United has gone 16 home games without a loss – going 12-0-4 en route to the League’s best home point total this year (40).
While the club could host as many as three matches en route to an MLS Cup Final appearance, D.C. United Season Ticket Holders would access the first two playoff matches using the Special Match 2 and Special Match 3 tickets in their season ticket books.