Major League Soccer playoffs set to begin Wednesday

The Major League Soccer playoffs get underway on Wednesday with the first of two single-match “knockout” contests. The conference semifinals will get underway on the weekend with the start of two-match aggregate score series. If the total score is tied after the second match, two 15-minute periods will be played to entirety, with penalty kicks, if necessary, to follow.

Wednesday, Oct. 31
Houston at Chicago, 9 p.m. (ESPN2, ESPN Deportes)
Thursday, Nov. 1
Vancouver at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. (NBC Sports Net, Univision)

Friday, Nov. 2
West leg 1: Salt Lake at Seattle, 10 p.m. (NBC Sports Net)
Saturday, Nov. 3
East leg 1: D.C United at New York Red Bulls, 8 p.m. (NBC Sports Net)
Sunday, Nov. 4
East leg 1: Kansas City at Houston-Chicago winner, 3:30 p.m. (NBC)
West leg 1: San Jose at Vancouver-Los Angeles winner, time TBD (TV TBD)
Wednesday, Nov. 7
East leg 2: New York Red Bulls at D.C. United, 8 p.m. (NBC Sports Net)
East leg 2: Houston-Chicago winner at Kansas City, 9 p.m. (MLS Live subscription)
West leg 2: Vancouver-Los Angeles winner at San Jose, time TBD (TV TBD)
Thursday, Nov. 8
West leg 2: Seattle-Salt Lake, 9:30 p.m. (TV TBD)

Saturday, Nov. 10
East leg 1: Higher seed at lower seed, time TBD (NBC)
Sunday, Nov. 11, or Monday, Nov. 12
West leg 1: Higher seed at lower seed, time TBD (TV TBD)
Saturday, Nov. 17, or Sunday, Nov. 18
East leg 2: Lower seed at higher seed, time TBD (TV TBD)
West leg 2: Lower seed at higher seed, time TBD (TV TBD)

Saturday, Dec. 1
MLS Cup: Semifinal winners, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN, Telefutura)

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