Red Bulls open playoffs Saturday night


The New York Red Bulls will be on the road Saturday night for the opener of their Eastern Conference semifinal series with the San Jose Earthquakes.

The match is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. ET. New York will be without forward Thierry Henry, who has a right knee strain. Striker Salou Ibrahim and midfielder Tony Tchani will also sit out with hamstring injuries.

The conference champion Red Bulls hope Henry can play in Game 2 of this home-and-home, aggregate-goal series. That match is set for Thursday, Nov. 4, at Red Bull Arena.