Houston Dynamo did itself, and maybe FC Dallas, a favor by defeating the LA Galaxy on Sunday night to move up to second in the East and now won't face rival FC Dallas.
FC Dallas instead will host New York Red Bulls on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 9 p.m. ET (FOX Soccer, TSN2). The winner will host the first leg of the conference semifinals the final weekend of October.
If FCD advances past New York, it would face Sporting Kansas City in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Here's the second round info if FCD were to advance...
Eastern Conference Semifinals – First Leg (Home teams listed first):
- FC Dallas vs. Sporting Kansas City – Sat., Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m. ET (FOX Soccer, TSN)
Eastern Conference Semifinals – Second Leg (Home teams listed first):
- Sporting Kansas City vs. FC Dallas – Wed., Nov. 2, time TBD (FOX Soccer)
Conference Championships (single games):
- Hosted by highest remaining seed – Sun., Nov. 6, 5:30 p.m. ET (FOX Soccer)
- Hosted by highest remaining seed – Sun., Nov. 6, time TBD (ESPN or ESPN2, Deportes, ESPN3, TSN2)
MLS Cup 2011 – Sunday, November 20
At The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., 9 p.m. ET (ESPN, Galavision, and TSN)