Friday, May 22, 2015

Union's home playoff game to kick off at 5:00 p.m.

The Philadelphia Union's home playoff game against the Houston Dynamo will kick off at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday.

Union's home playoff game to kick off at 5:00 p.m.

The Philadelphia Union's home playoff game against the Houston Dynamo will kick off at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday.

The start time was finally confirmed tonight thanks to the New York Red Bulls' 2-0 win at FC Dallas in the first of two wild card games in the MLS Cup playoffs.

New York will now face the Los Angeles Galaxy in what is sure to be a much-hyped playoff series between Major League Soccer's two biggest markets - and most expensive payrolls.

The Red Bulls' home leg of the series will kick off at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, right before the Union-Dynamo game at PPL Park. Both games will be televised on ESPN2.

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This will shorten the amount of time Union fans have to get out of PPL Park so they can watch the Eagles-Cowboys game. It will also cause the Red Bulls' only playoff home game to overlap with a 1 p.m. New York Giants home game.

It would be quite rational of Major League Soccer to decide to flip the kickoff times, and make things easier for fans in both markets. As of now, though, this is how things stand.

You can see the entire MLS Cup Playoffs schedule, with all the latest kickoff time and TV broadcast information, here.

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