Soccer: Union Visits Red Bulls As Playoff Scenarios Abound
HARRISON, N.J. (CBS) - It’s the final game of the regular season tonight for the Philadelphia Union as they visit the New York Red Bulls in North Jersey.
Philadelphia is tied with Sporting Kansas City for first place in the MLS Eastern Conference, with 48 points. Tonight’s game will have a huge impact on how the postseason shakes out.
Philadelphia has already clinched a playoff berth, but they could finish anywhere from first to fourth in the conference when it’s all said and done.
The Philadelphia Union today provided some information as to what the landscape could look like after tonight’s game :
>>> With a Union Win Tonight: Union finish either first or second in East
· Sporting Kansas City lose, tie or win by smaller margin than Union: Union first in East
· Sporting Kansas City win by equal or larger margin than Union: Union second in East
>>> With a Union Tie Tonight: Union finish first, second or third in East
· Guaranteed home conference semifinal playoff game. Seeding TBD based on other games’ results.
>>> With a Union Loss Tonight: Seeding and playoff game location/date determined by other matches. Could be anywhere from 2nd in East to 4th in East.
The first kick between Philadelphia and New York is set for 8:00pm tonight.
Reported by Matt Leon, KYW Newsradio 1060