MLS releases television schedule for playoffs

ESPN and NBC's family of networks will carry nearly every MLS playoff match in the USA, while TSN and RDS will air games in Canada.
Major League Soccer's postseason kicks off Wednesday, with the first of two wildcard round matches being played that will commence the road to MLS Cup 2012. The league released its television schedule for all of the matches between Wednesday and the Dec. 1 final that will be played at the site of the finalist with the best regular-season record.

Here is the full schedule for the MLS playoffs (subject to change, all times Eastern):


  • Chicago Fire vs. Houston Dynamo – Wed., Oct. 31, 9 p.m. (ESPN2/Deportes, TSN2, RDS2)
  • LA Galaxy vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC – Thurs., Nov. 1, 10:30 p.m. (NBCSN, TSN, RDS2, Univision Deportes)


First Leg

  • New York Red Bulls vs. D.C. United – Sat., Nov. 3, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
  • Chicago or Houston vs. Sporting Kansas City – Sun., Nov. 4, 3:30 p.m. (NBC)

Second Leg

  • D.C. United vs. New York Red Bulls – Wed., Nov. 7, 8 p.m. (NBCSN, TSN2, RDS2)
  • Sporting Kansas City vs. Chicago or Houston – Wed., Nov. 7, 9 p.m. (MLS Live, Direct Kick)


First Leg

  • Seattle Sounders FC vs. Real Salt Lake – Fri., Nov. 2, 10 p.m. (NBCSN)
  • LA Galaxy vs. San Jose Earthquakes – Sun., Nov. 4, 9 p.m. (ESPN/Deportes, TSN2, RDS2) OR Vancouver Whitecaps vs. San Jose Earthquakes – Sun., Nov. 4, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN2/Deportes, TSN2, RDS2)

Second Leg

  • Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle Sounders FC – Thu., Nov. 8, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2/Deportes or MLS Live/Univision Deportes, TSN2, RDS2) 
  • San Jose Earthquakes vs. Los Angeles Galaxy – Wed., Nov. 7, 11 p.m. (ESPN2/Deportes, TSN2, RDS2) OR San Jose Earthquakes vs. Vancouver Whitecaps – Wed. Nov. 7, Time TBD (MLS Live/TSN2, RDS2)


First Leg

  • Eastern Conference – Sat., Nov. 10, 3:30 p.m. (NBC)
  • Western Conference – Sun., Nov. 11, 9 p.m. (ESPN/Deportes, TSN2, RDS2) OR if at Seattle: Mon., Nov 12, 8 p.m. (ESPN2/Deportes, TSN2, RDS2)

Second Leg

  • TBD – Sat., Nov. 17 or Sun., Nov. 18, Time TBD (NBCSN, TSN2, RDS2)
  • TBD – Sun., Nov. 18, 9 p.m. (ESPN/Deportes, TSN2)


  • Saturday, Dec. 1,  4:30 p.m. (ESPN, TeleFutura, TSN, RDS) Site, Teams TBD

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