Following tonight’s thrilling 1-0 (2-1 aggregate) win over the New York Red Bulls, D.C. United has secured a spot in the Eastern Conference Finals and will face the Houston Dynamo in the two-game, total-goals series. United will play at BBVA Compass Stadium on Sunday, November 11 at 4:00 p.m. ET before hosting the return leg on Sunday, November 18 at 4:00 p.m. ET at RFK Stadium. Tickets are on sale now at dcunited.com.
Both games will be televised live to a national audience by NBC Sports Network.
Major League Soccer has postponed tonight's Eastern Conference Semifinal match between D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls due heavy snow accumulation. The second leg of the two-game, total goals series is now scheduled for Thursday at 7:30pm ET at Red Bull Arena. The game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network and TSN2.
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.
UPDATE: Due to Hurricane Sandy, D.C. United will now host New York on Saturday, November 3 at 8:00 PM, with the second leg next Wednesday at Red Bull Arena - MORE INFO
With its 3-2 win versus the Columbus Crew tonight, second place D.C. United has clinched a post-season berth for the first time in five years.
“We’re excited to continue to move on and have more moments like this. We’re still in the hunt moving forward next week. There’s still work to be done. I am really proud of the guys, the staff. It has been a long year. We’ve been through some ups and downs. To be here today in the playoffs is a big deal.”
D.C. United has announced that tickets to tonight’s MLS regular season home finale against the Columbus Crew sold out, as 19,647 supporters are in attendance. Tonight’s match is being broadcast live on Comcast SportsNet.
Tickets for potential 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.
D.C. United’s U-18 academy squad opened up the scoring early in a 3-0 defeat of the Baltimore Bays. The first goal came just 15 minutes into the contest after Abdi Yusuf made a strong individual effort that finished with a 20-yard blast to the far post. Yusuf again scored in the 59th minute to double the lead and Michael Seaton capped off the scoring in a dominant team performance that saw United best its local rivals 3-0 at Prince George’s Community College.
D.C. United’s U-16 academy matchup with the Baltimore Bays was a little bit tighter than the U-18’s, but the Black-and-Red came away with a 1-0 defeat. The lone goal of the match came in the first half when Chrisophe Koffi finished a rebound on Gerson Umana’s shot inside the 18-yard box.