New York Red Bulls defender Markus Holgersson controls the ball in front of D.C. United forward Lionard Pajoy (26) and Branko Brskovic (8) during the first half of an MLS Eastern Conference semifinal playoff soccer game on Nov. 8, 2012, in Harrison, N.J. (Associated Press)

Photo by: Bill Kostroun

New York Red Bulls defender Markus Holgersson controls the ball in front of D.C. United forward Lionard Pajoy (26) and Branko Brskovic (8) during the first half of an MLS Eastern Conference semifinal playoff soccer game on Nov. 8, 2012, in Harrison, N.J. (Associated Press)