On a rainy afternoon in Montreal, D.C. United earned a come-from-behind draw, ending the regular season with 59 points, setting a new Club record for points in a season. Fabián Espíndola notched his 10th goal of the season in the 86th minute, equalizing Marco Di Vaio’s farewell tally. United now heads into the MLS Cup Playoffs with a record of 17-9-8, the top seed in the East and still uncertain of its opponent for the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Tomorrow, the Columbus Crew takes on the Philadelphia Union at 4 p.m. and Sporting Kansas City faces the New York Red Bulls at 8:30 p.m. The results of those matches will determine the play-in game on Thursday, Oct. 30; United plays the victor of that game.
If Kansas City wins, the third seed is set and New York faces Columbus on Thursday. If New York earns three points over SKC, and Columbus loses to Philly, New York grabs the third spot and Sporting and the Crew will battle it out to see which squad takes on the Black-and-Red in the Semis. If Columbus wins and Kansas City falls to the Red Bulls, the Crew settles into the third spot in the East, and United faces the winner of New York vs. Kansas City, only five days after their last regular season matchup.
In the Western Conference, Seattle Sounders FC clinched the Supporters Shield after a 2-0 win over the LA Galaxy. Due to the result, D.C. is third overall in MLS at the end of the season.
D.C. United will host the second leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on November 8. Buy your tickets now.