The Union's Chris Albright and the Red Bulls' Kenny Cooper...

The Union's Chris Albright and the Red Bulls' Kenny Cooper fight to head the ball during a game at PPL Park. (Oct. 27, 2012) Credit: Getty

HARRISON, N.J. -- In the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, Major League Soccer has asked second-seeded D.C. United and the third-seeded New York Red Bulls to alternate home dates in their upcoming Eastern Conference semifinal series.

The opening game will now be played in Washington on Saturday at 8 p.m.. The Red Bulls will host the return leg of the two-game, total-goal series on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 8:00 p.m.

The series was originally scheduled to open at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., on Saturday.