New York Red Bulls to Face Columbus Crew SC in the Eastern Conference Semifinals

New York’s Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs Begin Sunday at MAPFRE Stadium

HARRISON, N.J. (November 2, 2018) – The New York Red Bulls will face Columbus Crew SC in the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoff Eastern Conference Semifinals, as determined by Columbus defeating D.C. United in their Knockout Round matchup.

Columbus will host the first leg on Sunday, November 4 at 3 p.m. ET.

New York will host the return leg on Sunday, November 11 at Red Bull Arena, with kickoff time and broadcast information to be determined following the conclusion of the first legs.

The Red Bulls earned the top seed in the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs by winning the club’s third Supporters’ Shield in six seasons with an MLS record 71 points and 22 wins.

New York and Columbus met twice in the regular season, with the Red Bulls earning a 1-1 draw in Columbus and Crew SC taking a 3-2 win at Red Bull Arena in July. The Red Bulls are 0-3 all-time in playoff series against Crew SC, most recently falling 2-1 on aggregate in 2015.