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Audi 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs Conference Semifinals Matchups Set

Audi 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs Conference Semifinals Matchups Set
Broadcast schedule announced for first leg of Conference Semifinals on Sunday, October 30
 
NEW YORK, NY (October 28, 2016) – The Audi 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs Eastern and Western Conference Semifinals are set following the conclusion of the four Knockout Round matches.
 
Conference Semifinals First Leg: Sunday, October 30:
(Home team listed first. RDS schedule will be announced at a later time.)
Eastern Conference: #5 Montreal Impact vs. #1 New York Red Bulls – 3 p.m. ET (ESPN; ESPN Deportes; TSNGo)
Western Conference: #3 LA Galaxy vs. #2 Colorado Rapids – 5 p.m. ET (ESPN; ESPN Deportes; TSN; TSN4)
Eastern Conference: #3 Toronto FC vs. #2 New York City FC – 7 p.m. ET (FS1; TSN2)
Western Conference: #4 Seattle Sounders FC vs. #1 FC Dallas – 9:30 p.m. ET (FS1; TSN2)
 
The national broadcast schedule for the second leg of the Conference Semifinals, set for November 6 at the home of the higher seed, will be determined on Sunday evening.
 
At the end of 2016 MLS Regular Season, the New York Red Bulls and New York City FC finished in first and second place in the Eastern Conference, respectively, and FC Dallas and Colorado Rapids claimed the top two positions, respectively, in the Western Conference. All four teams earned first-round byes and direct entry into the Conference Semifinals where they will meet the winners of the midweek Knockout Round matches.
 
In the Eastern Conference Knockout Round, Toronto FC defeated the Philadelphia Union, 3-1, on Wednesday and the Montreal Impact defeated D.C. United, 4-2, on Thursday night.
 
Out West, the LA Galaxy eliminated Real Salt Lake on Wednesday night with a 3-1 win, and the Seattle Sounders FC defeated Sporting Kansas City 1-0 on Thursday.
 
 
The Conference Semifinals and Conference Championships are two-leg, aggregate goal series. If the score of the first leg is tied at the end of regulation, the match will end in a draw. If the series is tied after two legs, the team with the most away goals will advance. If the total goals and away goals are equal, then an additional 30 minutes (two 15-minute periods) of added extra time will be played in its entirety. If the score is still tied after extra time, the match will be decided by kicks from the penalty spot in accordance to FIFA’s Laws of the Game.
 
Audi 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs Schedule/Results 
*Subject to change
 
Knockout Round
 
Wednesday, October 26:
  •          Eastern Conference: Toronto FC 3 – 1 Philadelphia Union
  •          Western Conference: LA Galaxy 3 - 1 Real Salt Lake
 
Thursday, October 27:
  •          Eastern Conference: D.C. United 2 – 4 Montreal Impact
  •          Western Conference: Seattle Sounders FC 1 – 0 Sporting Kansas City
 
Conference Semifinals
(Two-game series, aggregate-goal format between conference top seed vs. lowest advancing seed from Knockout Round and conference second seed vs. highest seed from Knockout Round)
RDS coverage will be announced at a later time.
 
Sunday, Oct. 30            Eastern and Western Conference Leg 1:
  •          3 p.m. ET - Montreal Impact vs. New York Red Bulls (ESPN; ESPN Deportes; TSNGo)
  •          5 p.m. ET-  LA Galaxy vs. Colorado Rapids (ESPN; ESPN Deportes; TSN; TSN4)
  •          7 p.m. ET - Toronto FC vs. New York City FC  (FS1; TSN2)
  •          9:30 p.m. ET - Seattle Sounders FC vs. FC Dallas (FS1; TSN2)
 
Sunday, Nov. 6             Eastern and Western Conference Leg 2:
  •          3 p.m. ET (ESPN)
  •          5 p.m. ET (ESPN)
  •          7:30 p.m. ET (FS1)
  •          10 p.m. ET (FS1)
 
Conference Championships
(Two-game series, aggregate-goal format)
TSN and RDS coverage will be announced at a later date.
 
Sunday, Nov. 20           Western Conference Championship Leg 1 (FS1, 8 p.m. ET)
Tuesday, Nov. 22          Eastern Conference Championship Leg 1 (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET
 
Sunday, Nov. 27           Western Conference Championship Leg 2 (ESPN, 4 p.m. ET)
Wednesday, Nov. 30     Eastern Conference Championship Leg 2 (FS1, 7 p.m. ET)
 
2016 MLS Cup
(hosted at the home venue of the finalist with the best regular season record)
 
Saturday, Dec. 10        2016 MLS Cup (FOX, UniMás, TSN, RDS, 8 p.m. ET)