NYCFC vs Philadelphia Match Preview Playoffs

Match Preview: NYCFC vs Philadelphia Union

New York City FC will be opening up their postseason in the Bronx against Philadelphia Union this Wednesday. Here’s everything you need to know…

Vital Stats

Match: NYCFC vs Philadelphia Union
Date and Time: Wednesday, October 31 at 7:00pm ET
Stadium: Yankee Stadium
Referee: Robert Sibiga
Last Meeting: NYCFC 3-1 Philadelphia, October 28, 2018

MLS Playoff Bracket

Head to Head Record:

Matches: 9
NYCFC Wins: 5
Philadelphia Wins: 3
Draws: 1


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Gameday Timeline

  • 5:30 PM: Doors open to the general public.
    • Stop by the corner of 161st St. and River Ave. for City Beats’ pre and post-match performances.
    • Be sure to stop by the Fan Zone, located on the Masterpass® Deck for free hair and face painting, balloon artists, and a GIF station.
  • 6:20 PM: Your Boys in Blue take the pitch for warmups.
  • 6:50 PM: BE IN YOUR SEATS! Our playoff pregame will feature a one of a kind open written by Tony Award-winning performance poet and Brooklyn-native, Lemon Andersen.
  • 7:00 PM: Have your scarves ready and let our City’s team hear you as the Tunnel of Honor leads the player procession.
  • 7:03 PM: Join in with Officer Jason Martinoff as he returns to perform the National Anthem.
  • 7:06 PM: Get set for kick-off as we ceremoniously set off the smoke stacks to start the 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs!
  • 7:08 PM: Kick-off!

Reminder: Leave your Halloween costumes and masks at home, Yankee Stadium prohibits them.