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MLS announces 2020 playoff schedule; Western Conference starts on Nov. 21

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Major League Soccer announced the entire 2020 playoff schedule today, and it all starts for the Eastern Conference on Friday, November 20. The Western Conference will play their first round matches on November 21, 22, and 24. The MLS Cup Final will be a single-elimination match on Saturday, December 12.

If the standings don’t change on Decision Day, the Colorado Rapids (7th seed) will face the Portland Timbers in Portland again (2nd seed).

Here are the dates and broadcast schedules (all times are EST).

Eastern and Western Conference Round One

(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

  • 12 p.m. UniMás/TUDN, TSN, TVA Sports
  • 3 p.m. UniMás/TUDN, TSN, TVA Sports

Sunday, Nov. 22

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

Tuesday, Nov. 24

  • 6 p.m. FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports
  • 8 p.m. ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports
  • 10:30 p.m. ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

Eastern and Western Conference Semifinal (Single-elimination)

Sunday, Nov. 29

  • 3 p.m. ABC/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports
  • 8 p.m. ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

Tuesday, Dec. 1

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

Wednesday, Dec. 2

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

Eastern and Western Conference Final (Single-elimination)

Sunday, Dec. 6

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

MLS Cup Final (Eastern Conference Champion vs. Western Conference Champion in one single-elimination game )

Saturday, Dec. 12

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