Sunday night, MLS released the schedule for the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs. The MLS playoffs kick off on Wednesday, Oct. 29, when FC Dallas host Vancouver Whitecaps in a single-game Knockout Match. On Thursday, Oct. 30, New York Red Bulls host Sporting Kansas City in the other Knockout Match.
Each Knockout Round winner will face its conference leader – D.C. United in the Eastern Conference and Seattle Sounders FC in the Western Conference – in a two-leg, aggregate goals Conference Semifinal series. The second- and third-place teams in each conference will square off in the Conference Semifinals – Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake and New England Revolution vs. Columbus Crew.
The Conference Championships also will be decided by two-leg aggregate goals series, with the winners advancing to MLS Cup 2014 on December 7 at the home venue of the finalist with the most points in the regular season.
Knockout Round (Home teams listed first)
FC Dallas vs. Vancouver Whitecaps – Wed., Oct. 29, 9:00 p.m. ET (TSN1, MLS Live, MLS Direct Kick)
NY Red Bulls vs. Sporting Kansas City – Thurs., Oct. 30, 8:00 p.m. ET (ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, TSN2)
Eastern Conference Semifinals
Columbus Crew vs. New England Revolution – Sat., Nov. 1, 4:00 p.m. ET (UDN, MLS Live, MLS Direct Kick)
NY Red Bulls or Sporting Kansas City vs. D.C. United – Sun., Nov. 2, 4:00 p.m. ET (UDN, MLS Live, MLS Direct Kick)
D.C. United vs. NY Red Bulls or Sporting Kansas City – Sat., Nov. 8, 2:30 p.m. ET (NBC)
New England Revolution vs. Columbus Crew – Sun., Nov. 9, 5:00 p.m. ET (ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, TSN2)
Western Conference Semifinals
Real Salt Lake vs. LA Galaxy – Sat., Nov. 1, 8:00 p.m. ET (NBCSN, RDS2)
FC Dallas or Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Seattle Sounders – Sun., Nov. 2, 9:00 p.m. ET (ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, TSN2)
LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake – Sun., Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, TSN2, RDS2)
Seattle Sounders FC vs. FC Dallas or Vancouver Whitecaps FC – Mon., Nov. 10, 10:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN, UDN, TSN2, RDS2)
Teams TBD – Sun., Nov. 23, 1:30 p.m. ET (NBC)
Teams TBD – Sun., Nov. 23, 5:00 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN Deportes)
Teams TBD – Sat., Nov. 29, 3:00 p.m. ET (NBCSN, UDN, TSN2, RDS2)
Teams TBD– Sun., Nov. 30, 5:00 p.m. OR 9:00 p.m. ET (ESPN, ESPN Deportes, RDS2)
MLS Cup 2014 (hosted by finalist with best regular season record)
Sunday, December 7 3:00 p.m. ET (ESPN, Univision, TSN, and RDS networks)
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