D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen
On substituting Lewis Neal for Branko Boskovic:
After last night’s knockout round game, D.C. United now knows its opponent for the Eastern Conference Semifinals—the New York Red Bulls. New York, coming off just two days rest, will host the first leg of the semifinals on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 4 p.m. (CSN).
The 2014 MLS Cup PLayoffs stage is set.
In the East, the New York Red Bulls came from behind to beat the defending champions Sporting Kansas City 2-1 last night at Red Bull Arena. In the West, FC Dallas won in dramatic fashion, beating Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2-1 on Wednesday night. So, the Semifinals in both conferences are set.
The New York Red Bulls survived the knockout round of MLS Playoffs by beating Sporting Kansas City....
First of all, there’s no one reading this who has to read reasons we’re pumped to play the New York Red Bulls in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. It’s New York. That’s the only reason we need. But, just for kicks, here are a few more.
Ahead of tonight's knocout game between fourth place New York Red Bulls and fifth place Sporting Kansas City, here’s what we don’t know: our opponent for the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Here’s what we do know: we have a veteran, playoff-tested team.
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This Sunday, November 2 (4:00 p.m. - Comcast SportsNet), D.C. United begins its quest for a fifth Major League Soccer title. The Black-and-Red hasn't hoisted the MLS Cup in ten years, but the hunger is as real as ever among players and staff.
Your goal was Playoffs, now what?
There’s a whole new mood around here. They’ve been through this before, they understand the intensity and mentality it takes to have success. I can see it, in one day, the mindset is different.