D.C. United puts MLS playoff tickets on sale

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MLS Cup playoff tickets go on public sale Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.

Technically, D.C. United hasn't qualified for the MLS Cup playoffs yet, but they're on the cusp. After Saturday's 1-0 win over Toronto FC, just a draw in the Black-And-Red's next home match (October 20 against Columbus, and we're pretty sure seats are still available) would be enough for United to finish in the top five of MLS' Eastern Conference and secure a postseason berth for the first time since 2007.

D.C. United, however, is not going to wait that long. The club announced Monday that postseason tickets would go on sale to the general public Wednesday at 11:00 a.m., with 10-game and flex plan holders getting their shot Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Season ticket holders don't need to buy playoff tickets, since the club is designating playoff games as "Special Matches" 2 and 3 in their ticket booklets.

D.C. United can host up to three playoff games at RFK Stadium this year. The Conference Semifinals and Finals will be two-legged home-and-away affairs, but depending on how things fall, United could also host a single-elimination play-in match (a la Major League Baseball) between the fourth- and fifth-place teams in each conference. The MLS Cup final will take place December 1 at the home of the highest seed remaining. Should United somehow wind up hosting that game, there will likely be a new ticket process.

United currently sit in third place in MLS with 54 points, one ahead of New York Red Bulls. They have two games left in the regular season.

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