Chester, Pa. (October 23, 2011) – After finishing the regular season in third place in the Eastern Conference, Philadelphia Union earned a bye through the Wild Card round and will host their first-ever MLS Cup Playoff game against the Houston Dynamo on Sunday, October 30 at PPL Park. Kickoff is tentatively set for 4:00 p.m. EST (subject to change).
The club will travel to the Dynamo’s Robertson Stadium on Thursday, November 3 for the second leg of the Conference Semifinals, tentatively slated to kick off at 8:30 p.m. EST. The team scoring the most total goals over the two games will advance to the Eastern Conference Championship.
Both legs will be broadcast on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, and online on ESPN3.com.
"We've worked very hard all season to get to the playoffs and we are very excited for this new challenge but our job is not over yet," said Union manager Peter Nowak. “This is the first conference semifinal for many of our players but we do know that Houston will come out strong and we need to be ready for it."
Individual tickets for Sunday’s match are available HERE or by calling comcastTIX at 800-298-4200. To purchase discounted group tickets (15 or more), call 877-21-UNION (877-218-6466).
The Union (11-8-15) are 2-0-2 all-time against Houston, having tied both games at PPL Park and won both at Robertson Stadium.
To view all 2011 MLS Cup Playoff matchups, CLICK HERE.