MLS playoff update: How does postseason picture look right now?

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The excitement of the MLS playoffs officially got underway when FC Dallas defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps on Wednesday night to advance past the knockout round, while tonight, the New York Red Bulls eliminated Sporting Kansas City, the reigning MLS Cup champions, in a thrilling game at Red Bull Arena.

A great deal of soccer still has yet to be played, but after these two contests, here’s how the rest of the playoff picture looks with times, dates, and television availability of the ensuing matchups.

 

CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

Eastern Conference

D.C. United vs. New York Red Bulls

First Leg: New York Red Bulls vs. D.C. United (Sunday, 4 p.m., MLS Live/Univision Deportes)

Second Leg: D.C. United vs. New York Red Bulls (Sat. Nov 8, 2:30 p.m., NBC)

New England Revolution vs. Columbus Crew

First Leg: Columbus Crew vs. New England Revolution (Saturday, 4 p.m., MLS Live)

Second Leg: New England Revolution vs. Columbus Crew (Sun. Nov. 9, 5 p.m., ESPN2)

 

Western Conference

Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas

First Leg: FC Dallas vs. Seattle Sounders (Sunday, 9 p.m., ESPN2)

Second Leg: Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas (Mon. Nov. 10, 10:30 p.m. NBCSN)

LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake

First Leg: Real Salt Lake vs. LA Galaxy (Saturday, 8 p.m., NBCSN)

Second Leg: LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake (Sun. Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2

 

CONFERENCE FINALS

First Leg: TDB, Nov. 23

Second Leg: TBD, Nov. 29-30

 

MLS CUP FINAL

Eastern champ vs. Western champ, TBD (Dec. 7., 3 p.m., ESPN/UniMas)