Sporting Kansas City still does not know who they will face in the Eastern Conference Semi-final but they do know which team they will not face. The New York Red Bulls defeated FC Dallas 2- 0 in Dallas. With FC Dallas eliminated from playoffs, Sporting KC will face the winner of the other wild card match between Colorado and Columbus that is scheduled to be played Thursday night in Denver. Sporting KC does not seem to care which team they may face.
“The guys are confident,” Sporting KC Manager Peter Vermes stated. “They should be confident. They have come a long way. We’ve knocked down some major hurdles along the way. But we’re definitely not overconfident. We’re extremely respectful of all the opponents out there that are in the playoffs. We realized that anything can happen with anybody.”
Regardless of opponent, Sporting Kansas City will play the first leg of the two-game, aggregate goal series on the road at 6:00 p.m. CT on Sunday, October 30th. Sporting KC will return home to host the second leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park on Wednesday, November 2nd at 7 p.m. CT. Both matches will be broadcast live on FOX Soccer.
With the Red Bull’s win Wednesday, New York advances to face the LA Galaxy in the Western Conference semifinals.