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MLS Cup Wild Card Game: Red Bulls v. Charlotte FC Wed. 10/25/23 at RBA

Oct 24, 2023
Red Bulls v Charlotte Audi Wild Card Game

Soccer enthusiasts are gearing up for the post-season as the Major League Soccer Cup Eastern Wild Card Conference game is set to take place on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ. between the Red Bulls and the Charlotte FC.

New York Red Bulls holds the distinction of having the longest streak in MLS for consecutive playoff appearances, marking their 14th entry with a 1-0 victory over Nashville FC, secured by John Tolkin's penalty kick in the 94th minute.

On the other hand, Charlotte FC celebrated their inaugural playoff qualification with a 1-0 triumph against Inter Miami FC, a testament to Kerwin Vargas' outstanding performance and the exceptional skills of goalkeeper Kristijan Kahlina. Imagine however a game between the Red Bulls and Inter Miami FC at Red Bulls Arena and the Messi Effect.

The Road to Playoffs for the Red Bulls

The New York Red Bulls secured their spot in the playoffs. The top seven teams from each conference automatically qualified for the Round One Best-of-3 series. Additionally, the league introduced a pair of single-elimination Audi MLS Cup Playoffs Wild Card matches. The winners of these Wild Card games earned their place in the Round One Best-of-3 series. The Red Bulls, with their commendable performance, ensured they were among the top teams to move forward.

Red Bull Arena: The Heart of the Action

The Red Bull Arena could potentially host a series of crucial games leading up to December 9, 2023. The dates to mark on your calendar include:

  • Saturday, November 4, 2023
  • Saturday, November 11, 2023
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2023
  • Friday, November 24, 2023
  • Saturday, December 9, 2023

Your Harrison will be following the games scheduled for the Red Bulls Arena.  Not all of the above dates will have a scheduled game but there is a potential that each will go forward.

Each of these dates represents key MLS Cup games, with teams battling it out for supremacy and the coveted MLS Cup title.

The Audi 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs have been structured to provide fans with more games of consequence. The higher a team's regular-season finish in the standings, the more advantage they will have throughout the playoffs. This means teams had to fight from the first match day through Decision Day for the best chance to capture the MLS Cup title.

The postseason will kick off with the Wild Card matches on October 25-26, followed by the Round One Best-of-3 series matches from October 28 to November 12. The Conference Semifinals and Conference Finals are scheduled between November 25 and December 3. The grand finale, the MLS Cup presented by Audi, will be played on December 9.

The Red Bull Arena is ready to witness some of the most exhilarating soccer matches in the coming weeks. As teams gear up for the challenge, fans are in for a treat with back-to-back action-packed games. The road to the MLS Cup is paved with challenges, but the glory at the end is worth the struggle.

Tickets for Wednesday night's Wild Card game between the New York Red Bulls and the Charlotte FC are available at Ticketmaster.

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