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Matchups Set for Audi 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs Conference Championships

 
Matchups Set for Audi 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs Conference Championships
Conference Championships kick off Tuesday, November 22
 
NEW YORK, NY (November 6, 2016) – The Audi 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs Conference Championships matchups are set following the conclusion of the Conference Semifinals.  The winners of the two-game, aggregate-goal, Conference Championships will advance to the 2016 MLS Cup which will be held on Saturday, December 10 at 8 p.m. ET (FOX, UniMás, TSN, and RDS).
 
Both Eastern and Western Conference Championships first leg matches will be played on Tuesday, November 22 at the home of the lower-seeded teams. The second leg of the Western Conference Championship series will be played on Sunday, November 27 and the second leg of the Eastern Conference Championship series will be played on Wednesday, November 30, both at the home of the higher-seeded teams. The full schedule for the Conference Championships is listed below.
 
The Conference Championships are two-leg, aggregate goal series. 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. Away goals do not count in extra time. 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:
 
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)
 
Sunday, Oct. 30            Eastern and Western Conference Leg 1:
  •          Montreal Impact 1 – 0 New York Red Bulls
  •          LA Galaxy 1 – 0 Colorado Rapids
  •          Toronto FC 2 – 0 New York City FC
  •          Seattle Sounders FC 3 – 0 FC Dallas
 
Sunday, Nov. 6             Eastern and Western Conference Leg 2:
  • Colorado Rapids 1 – 0 LA Galaxy (Rapids advance 3-1 on penalty kicks)
  • New York Red Bulls 1 – 2 Montreal Impact (Impact advance 3-1 on aggregate goals)
  • New York City FC 0 – 5 Toronto FC (Toronto advance 7-0 on aggregate goals)
  • FC Dallas 2 – 1 Seattle Sounders FC (Sounders advance 4-2 on aggregate goals)
 
Conference Championships
(Two-game series, aggregate-goal format)
 
Tuesday, Nov. 22          Eastern Conference Championship Leg 1
Montreal Impact vs. Toronto FC (ESPN, ESPN Deportes, TSN, RDS - 8 p.m. ET)
 
Western Conference Championship Leg 1
Seattle Sounders FC vs. Colorado Rapids (FS1, FOX Deportes, TSN - 10 p.m. ET)
 
Sunday, Nov. 27           Western Conference Championship Leg 2
Colorado Rapids vs. Seattle Sounders FC (ESPN, ESPN Deportes, TSN - 4 p.m. ET)
 
Wednesday, Nov. 30     Eastern Conference Championship Leg 2
                                      Toronto FC vs. Montreal Impact (FS1, FOX Deportes, TSN, RDS - 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)