Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Red Bulls Seeking Conference Final

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Red Bulls Seeking Conference Final

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The Red Bulls host the Houston Dynamo tonight in the second leg of the aggregate-goal MLS Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference semifinals at 8 p.m.

The top-seeded Red Bulls, who have home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, tied the Dynamo, 2-2, on Sunday on first- half goals from Tim Cahill and Eric Alexander.

Houston, which will be playing its third game in seven days, battled back to tie the score after a two-goal deficit.

"The fact of the matter is we played the final 25 [minutes] down a man, conceded in the last seconds and got out of there with a tie," Red Bulls coach Mike Petke said following a light training session Tuesday.

"We're buzzing, our heads are up. All this talk about, 'Oh, we let something slip away.' What did we let slip away?

"We're back at home in a one-off game, 0-0 pretty much. These guys are ready."

The winner will advance to the Eastern Conference final against the winner of the Sporting Kansas City-New England Revolution series, which New England leads, 2-1, on aggregate. …

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