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Red Bulls' playoff opener moved to DC

The first leg of the MLS Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Semifinals between the New York Red Bulls and D.C. United will now be held in Washington due to Hurricane Sandy.

Patrick McDermott

The damage from Hurricane Sandy has caused a scheduling change in the MLS Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Semifinals between the New York Red Bulls and D.C. United.

Originally scheduled to be held at Red Bull Arena, the first leg of the home-and-home series has been moved to RFK Stadium in Washington on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 8:00 p.m EST. As a result, the second leg of the series will now be held at Red Bull Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 7., also at 8:00 p.m EST.

The Red Bulls earned the third seed in the Eastern Conference with 57 points, while D.C. United finished second with 58 points. In the regular season the two teams went 1-1-1 against one another. The two game series will be determined by aggregate score.

The winner of the series will advance to the Eastern Conference Championship to take on the winner of Sporting Kansas City and either the Chicago Fire or Houston Dynamo.