Monday, October 24, 2011

Union to host Houston in first playoff game

Chester, Pa. – After finishing the regular season in third place in the Eastern Conference, the Philadelphia Union will host their first ever MLS Cup playoff game against the Houston Dynamo on Sunday, October 30th at PPL Park. 

Kickoff is tentatively set for 4:00 p.m. EST but is 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. Definite kickoff times and a television schedule for both games will be announced at a later date.  The team scoring the most total goals over the two games will advance to the Eastern Conference final.

"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 Philadelphia Union Team 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 at 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 winning both games at Robertson Stadiu

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