(Update, 6:25 p.m. ET … a playoff schedule with TV matches added Monday evening is available here.)
Major League Soccer’s 18th playoff season begins Wednesday; the first of 10 qualifiers will be eliminated that night as the field begins to narrow.
The first playoff games are single-elimination matches featuring the 4th– and 5th-place finishers from each conference.
From there, the conference semifinals and finals are home-and-away, total goals series. Here is the schedule, with TV information:
Update: 11:40 a.m. ET … For everyone outraged by lack of national TV for elimination games this week (Grrrrrr!), stand by. Word on the street — and I only walk on very safe streets — is that more news is coming …
Dates for Major League Soccer’s conference finals are as follows:
- First leg: Nov. 9-10 (Sat.-Sun.)
- Second leg: 23-24 (Sat.-Sun.)
- The 18th MLS Cup is set for Dec. 7 (Sat.) at the site of the higher seeded team.