Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Two weekend breaks confirmed
October 30th, 2013 7:25PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS PLAYOFFS: Schedule] MLS has released the full playoff schedule. It will, as planned, take breaks the weekend of Nov. 16-17 and Nov. 30-Dec. 1, meaning the first four dates will be played over 12 dates and the final two dates will take place over the following four weeks. Six of the 15 playoff dates will take place on weekdays compared with 34 for the entire regular season (323 games).

The Nov. 16-17 weekend falls on the final FIFA fixture weekend of the year, and U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmannwants all available players for the friendlies against Scotland and Austria that he termed "World Cup tuneups." The Nov. 30-Dec. 1 weekend is the weekend after Thanksgiving. Since moving MLS Cup to the finalist with the most points in the regular season, MLS has slotted in a two-week gap to allow for preparations for the season finale.

MLS PLAYOFFS, Schedule:
Eastern Conference
Play-In Game:
Thursday, October 31
Houston vs. Montreal, 8:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN)

Semifinals, First Leg
Saturday, November 2
New England vs. Sporting KC, 8 p.m. ET (NBCSN)
Sunday, November 3
Houston/Montreal winner vs. New York, 3:30 p.m. ET (NBC)

Semifinals, Second Leg
Wednesday, November 6
New York vs. Houston/Montreal winner 8:00 p.m. ET (Univision Deportes)
Sporting KC vs. New England 9:00 p.m. ET (Local TV)

Final, First Leg
Saturday, November 9
2:30 p.m. ET (NBC, Univision Deportes)

Final, Second Leg
Saturday, November 23 or Sunday, November 24
TBD

Western Conference

Play-In Game:
Wednesday, October 30
Seattle 2 Colorado 0

Semifinals, First Leg
Saturday, November 2

Seattle vs. Portland, 10 p.m. ET (NBCSN)
Sunday, November 3
Los Angeles vs. Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m. ET (ESPN, ESPN Deportes)

Semifinals, Second Leg
Thursday, November 7
Real Salt Lake vs. LA Galaxy, 9:00 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
Portland vs. Seattle, 11:00 p.m. ET (NBCSN; Univision Deportes)

Final, First Leg
Sunday, November 11
9:00 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Final, Second Leg
Saturday, November 23 or Sunday, November 24
TBD

MLS Cup 2013
Saturday, December 7
4:00 p.m. ET (ESPN, UniMas)




No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Copa Centenario: U.S. leagues heavily represented    
The USA's roster for the Copa Centenario includes just nine current MLS players, but 18 other ...
USA-Ecuador: Kellyn Acosta called in, Chandler OK    
U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann added Kellyn Acosta to the U.S. roster for Wednesday's friendly ...
What They're Saying: Carli Lloyd    
"I have scored some big-time goals. I've done well in Algarve Cups. I've done well in ...
NWSL Rewind: Olympic hopefuls stand out in goal    
Chicago Red Stars keeper Alyssa Naeher, who is battling for one of two spots in goal ...
USL Rewind: Wheeler and Warshaw lead Isles to victory    
The Harrisburg City Islanders and Bethlehem Steel squared off for the first time Sunday, and Aaron ...
NASL Rewind: Cosmos back in first place    
The defending NASL champion New York Cosmos returned to first-place in the spring standings thanks to ...
What They're Saying: Earnie Stewart    
"He [Freddy Adu] was 14 years old, very talented but only practiced once a day. That ...
Copa Centenario: Final rosters released    
The final 23-player rosters for the 16 competing teams in the Copa Centenario were unveiled on ...
Video Pick: Wright-Phillip' strikes with overhead kick    
Two of the Red Bulls' goals from their 7-0 win over NYCFC feature among the eight ...
What They're Saying: Andrea Pirlo    
"It's a very hard league to play in. It's very physical, there's a lot of running. ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives