2015 MLS Cup Playoffs schedule
Major League Soccer has released its 2015 playoff schedule, with MLS Cup set for Dec. 6 on ESPN.
This year's playoffs will be the first with an expanded field of 12 teams. The third and fourth seeds in each conference host the fifth and sixth seeds in single knockout matches.
Those games will only be broadcast nationally on UniMas, with English commentary on SAP.
The conference semifinals and finals that follow are each over two legs. The conference finals will wait a week during the FIFA international break.
MLS Cup will be hosted by the surviving team with the best regular-season record.
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1. New York Red Bulls
2. Columbus Crew
3. Montreal Impact
4. D.C. United
5. New England Revolution
6. Toronto FC
1. FC Dallas
2. Vancouver Whitecaps
3. Portland Timbers
4. Seattle Sounders
5. LA Galaxy
6. Sporting Kansas City
Knockout Round (UniMas)
Eastern and Western Conference Semifinals
Teams receiving byes to this stage: New York, Columbus, Dallas, Vancouver
Teams to advance from knockout stage: D.C., Seattle, Montreal, Portland
Second Leg: Sunday, Nov. 8
New York Red Bulls 1, D.C. United 0
(New York advances 2-0 on aggregate)
Columbus Crew 3, Montreal Impact 1
(Columbus advances 4-3 on aggregate)
FC Dallas 2, Seattle Sounders 1 (FCD won 4-2 on penalties)
Vancouver Whitecaps 0, Portland Timbers 2
(Portland advance 2-0 on aggregate)
2015 MLS Cup
Sunday, Dec. 6
Portland Timbers 2, Columbus Crew SC 1