NEW YORK (Monday, November 9, 2020) – Major League Soccer today announced the match schedule and broadcast details for Round One of the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs. After the postseason kicks off with two Eastern Conference Play-In Round games on Nov. 20, Round One will feature eight single elimination matches from Nov. 21-24 on the road to crowning the 2020 MLS Cup champions on Dec. 12 (8 p.m. ET, FOX, UniMás/TUDN, TSN, and TVA Sports).
The Play-In Round on Nov. 20 will pit veteran head coach Bruce Arena’s New England Revolution (No. 8 seed) against first-year MLS manager Thierry Henry’s Montreal Impact (No. 9 seed) at Gillette Stadium (6:30 p.m. ET, FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports). Then a head-to-head matchup between first-year clubs Nashville SC (No. 7 seed) and Inter Miami CF (No. 10 seed) at Nissan Stadium (9 p.m. ET, ESPN2/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports) will guarantee that an expansion team progresses to the next round for the first time since 1998.
The winners of the two Play-In Round matches will advance to Round One.
Round One gets underway on Nov. 21 with an Eastern Conference doubleheader, featuring Orlando City SC (No. 4 seed) in their first-ever postseason appearance. Orlando City will face expansion-year counterparts New York City FC (No. 5 seed) at Exploria Stadium (12 p.m. ET, UniMás/TUDN, TSN, and TVA Sports). Next up, Columbus Crew SC (No. 3 seed) will host the New York Red Bulls (No. 6 seed) at MAPFRE Stadium (3 p.m. ET, UniMás/TUDN, TSN, TVA Sports). Both matches will be available in English language, streaming live on MLSsoccer.com and the MLS App in addition to local market English-language broadcasts, which will be announced in select markets.
FOX Sports showcases the first of three Western Conference Round One games slated for Nov. 22, when Sporting Kansas City (No. 1 seed) face the San Jose Earthquakes (No. 8 seed) at Children's Mercy Park (4 p.m. ET, FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports). Western Conference coverage continues with an ESPN doubleheader featuring Minnesota United FC (No. 4 seed) vs. the Colorado Rapids (No. 5 seed) at Allianz Field (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports) before the Portland Timbers (No. 3 seed) take on FC Dallas (No. 6 seed) at Providence Park (10 pm. ET, ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports).
On Nov. 24, Toronto FC (No. 2 seed) host the higher-seeded Play-In Round winner at Rentschler Field (6 p.m. ET, FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports), and the Philadelphia Union (No. 1 overall seed) will host lower-seeded winner from the Play-In Round at Subaru Park (8 p.m. ET, ESPN, ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports).
Round One concludes on Nov. 24, when the reigning MLS Cup champions Seattle Sounders FC (No. 2 seed) face the Los Angeles Football Club (No. 7 seed) at CenturyLink Field (10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports).
|Round||Day||Date||Time (ET)||US Network||Home||Away|
|East Play-in||Friday||20-Nov||6:30 PM||FS1||(8)NE||(9)MTL|
|East Play-in||Friday||20-Nov||9:00 PM||ESPN2||(7)NSH||10(MIA)|
|Round One||Saturday||21-Nov||12:00 PM||UniMas/TUDN||(4)ORL||(5) NYC|
|Round One||Saturday||21-Nov||3:00 PM||UniMas/TUDN||(3)CLB||(6) NYRB|
|Round One||Sunday||22-Nov||4:00 PM||FS1||(1)SKC||(8) SJ|
|Round One||Sunday||22-Nov||7:30 PM||ESPN||(4) MIN||(5) COL|
|Round One||Sunday||22-Nov||10:00 PM||ESPN||(3) POR||(6) DAL|
|Round One||Tuesday||24-Nov||6:00 PM||FS1||(2) TOR||NSH/NE/MTL|
|Round One||Tuesday||24-Nov||8:00 PM||EPSN||(1) PHI||Ne/MTL/MIA|
|Round One||Tuesday||24-Nov||10:30 PM||ESPN||(2) SEA||(7) LAFC|
|Conf. Semis||Sunday||29-Nov||3:00 PM||ABC||Eastern Conf.|
|Conf. Semis||Sunday||29-Nov||8:00 PM||ESPN||Eastern Conf.|
|Conf. Semis||Tuesday||1-Dec||9 or 10 PM||FS1||Western Conf.|
|Conf. Semis||Wednesday||2-Dec||9 or 10 PM||FS1||Western Conf.|