United and Red Bulls Swap Playoff Dates

United and Red Bulls Swap Playoff Dates

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On October 31, 2012
  • 2012 MLS Playoffs

Some interesting developments from MLS this afternoon. New York and DC have agreed to swap home games in their playoff series. Here is the explanation from MLS:

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 and the Red Bulls will host the return leg of the two-game, total-goal series on Wednesday, November 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET.  Both matches will be televised to a live national audience by NBC Sports Network.

Most say this won’t impact the series while others think it will. Where do you lean in this? For me, I think it has some impact as both teams are much stronger at home than they are away. We’ll have to wait and see what this does to the series and if it has any impact in it.

  • PZ

    Just curious, but how many of the players were effected by the storm? I know Henry sent a tweet saying he lost power or something. Have RBNY been able to practice this week? That stuff will probably make more of a difference to the outcome in this situation.