New York's Major League Soccer team has never advanced past D.C. United in four MLS Cup playoff series.
But the New York Red Bulls took a huge step towards turning over all that history with a 2-0 defeat of their Atlantic Cup rivals at Red Bull Arena on Sunday in the first leg of the Eastern Conference semifinals in the MLS Cup Playoffs, Presented by AT&T.
We caught up with D.C. United midfielder Nick DeLeon on the team walk ahead of Leg 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the New York Red Bulls. (4 p.m. ET on CSN)
Sunday, November 2 - GAMEDAY!
Ben Olsen is sticking to the game plan
Playoff Strategy: DCU at NY
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 semifinals stage is set, read the rules and scenarios now
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.
D.C. United will face its most fierce rival in the Eastern Conference Semifinals
We're going to NY
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.
The Black-and-Red lead by experienced, post-season veterans
DCU is playoff ready
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.
A sampling of DCU-related media
Newsstand - October 30, 2014
Washington Post: D.C. United went from worst to first
Washington Times: D.C. United leans on MLS Cup veterans as playoffs begin
D.C. United players and staff are ready for the Playoffs
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.