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MLS Announces 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs Schedule

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The break between Sunday and the first game of the playoffs should be good to get everyone well rested.

MLS: Chicago Fire at Seattle Sounders FC Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

Major League Soccer today announced the schedule and broadcast details for the 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs, which will kick off on Friday, Nov. 20 and culminate in the league’s 25th championship match, 2020 MLS Cup, on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. ET, live on FOX, UniMás, TSN, and TVA Sports.

The playoffs will get started after the November FIFA international window beginning on November 20 and will wrap up on December 12. There will be an MLS record 14 postseason matches played over the span of 13 days.

This year’s playoffs will once again feature single-game elimination matches hosted by the higher-seeded club.


Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs Schedule

Subject to change. All times listed in Central.

Eastern Conference Play-In Round (2 games)

(The lower-seeded advancing team will face the Eastern Conference No. 1 seed in Round 1, while the higher-seeded advancing team will face the Eastern Conference No. 2 seed.)

Friday, Nov. 20 (two games)

  • 5:30 p.m. FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports .
  • 7:30 p.m. ESPN2/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

Eastern and Western Conference Round One (8 games)

(Western Conference No. 1 vs. No. 8 seed, No. 2 vs No. 7 seed, No. 3 vs. No. 6 seed, Nov. 4 vs No. 5 seed. Eastern Conference No. 1 vs lower advancing Play-In Round seed, No. 2 vs. higher advancing Play-In Round seed, No. 3 vs. No. 6 seed, Nov. 4 vs No. 5 seed)

Saturday, Nov. 21 (two games)

  • 11 a.m. UniMás/TUDN, TSN, TVA Sports
  • 2 p.m. UniMás/TUDN, TSN, TVA Sports

Sunday, Nov. 22 (three games)

  • 3 p.m. FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports
  • 6:30 p.m. ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports
  • 9 p.m. ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

Tuesday, Nov. 24 (three games)

  • 5 p.m. FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports
  • 7 p.m. ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports
  • 9:30 p.m. ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

Eastern and Western Conference Semifinal (4 games)

(One single-elimination game, winners advance to Conference Final)

Sunday, Nov. 29 (two games)

  • 2 p.m. ABC/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports
  • 7 p.m. ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

Tuesday, Dec. 1 (one game)

  • 5:30 or 8 p.m. FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

Wednesday, Dec. 2 (one game)

  • 5:30 or8 p.m. FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

Eastern and Western Conference Final (2 games)

(One single-elimination game, winners advance to MLS Cup)

Sunday, Dec. 6 (two games)

  • 2 p.m. ABC/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports
  • 5:30 p.m. FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

2020 MLS Cup (1 game)

(Eastern Conference Champion vs. Western Conference Champion One single-elimination game that will crown the 2020 MLS Cup Champion.)

Saturday, Dec. 12

  • 7 p.m. FOX, UniMás//TUDN, TSN, TVA Sports