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D.C. United Playoff Details
D.C. United Playoff History
D.C. United are one of the most decorated American soccer teams, and they have taken home the biggest prize in Major League soccer multiple times. They are one of the founding MLS teams and started their trophy cabinet earlier than any other team. Known as the “Black and Red”, United have provided the nation’s capital with some of the most entertaining soccer in the country.
The team’s reign of dominance began at the outset of Major League Soccer. Under the guidance of future American national team coach Bruce Arena, United started the franchise off with a bang. In the first MLS Cup, D.C. United faced the LA Galaxy in a cross-country clash. The Galaxy finished higher in the regular season, but it was United’s postseason form which would prevail. The Galaxy led the game 2-0 with only 20 minutes left in the game, and it looked like the first MLS championship would be going to Los Angeles. But, Anthony Sanneh and Shawn Medved’s late goals equalized the game and took it to overtime. In overtime, United won instantly thanks to the golden goal rule when defender Eddie Pope hammered home the winning goal.
United continued their early MLS dominance with Bruce Arena at the helm. Just next year in 1997, United was back again in the MLS Cup Final. This time, D.C. United controlled the game against the Colorado Rapids, and took a 2-0 lead through goals from Jaime Moreno Morales and Anthony Sanneh. The Rapids got one goal back, but it was not enough to stop D.C. from becoming back-to-back champions. Sanneh went down in the history books having scored in the two first MLS Cup Finals.
The club also experienced intercontinental success in this time period winning the CONCACAF Champion’s Cup and the Interamerican Cup in 1998. The club went to its third straight MLS Cup Final, but they lost to the Chicago Fire. Arena then left to coach the American national team, but the franchise’s MLS Cup success was far from over. Dutch coach Thomas Rongen led the team to it’s fourth straight MLS Cup in 1999, and United once again faced the Galaxy. United completely controlled the game and were 2-0 victors with goals from Moreno and Ben Olsen. The win solidified D.C. United as an early MLS dynasty.
The Black and Red then faced a three-year playoff drought, but they returned to the 2004 MLS Cup Final to win their fourth title. Led by two Alecko Eskandarian goals, United triumphed over the Kansas City Wizards.
When Do D.C. United Playoff Tickets Go On Sale?
If United make the MLS Cup playoffs, tickets will go on sale at the end of the MLS regular season when the playoff bracket, opponents and dates are set. This is typically in October. If United are one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference they will begin with a home playoff game, and tickets will be made available to fans.
How Much Do D.C. United Playoff Tickets Cost?
On average, a D.C. United playoff ticket will cost fans back about $35. The average ticket price will fluctuate depending on the star power behind United’s opponent and what playoff round the game is in.