Although the RailHawks finished the regular season ranked higher than Minnesota, they lost twice to the Stars in as many meetings between the clubs this year, including a 1-0 loss at Minnesota just over two weeks ago. Still, the RailHawks enter the playoffs as NASL Conference champions and on a three-match winning streak.
This will be the RailHawks' third trip to the postseason in the club's four-year history. They have yet to record a playoff game or series win.
The first leg at Minnesota takes place this Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 8:00 p.m. EDT. Kickoff of the second leg is 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary.