MLS Cup 2013

MLS CUP

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Sporting Kansas City

East 2 seed

Saturday

DEC 7

4:00 PM ET

Real Salt Lake

West 2 seed

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WESTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

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Real Salt Lake

West 2 seed

4-2

Portland Timbers

West 1 seed

RECAP: Johnson 14', Piquionne 90'+4'; Schuler 35', Findley 41', Sandoval 48', Morales 82'

Portland Timbers

West 1 seed

0-1

Real Salt Lake

West 2 seed

RECAP: Findley 29'

EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

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Houston Dynamo

East 4 seed

0-0

Sporting Kansas City

East 2 seed

RECAP

Sporting Kansas City

East 2 seed

2-1

Houston Dynamo

East 4 seed

RECAP: Garcia 3'; Sapong 14', Dwyer 63'

WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINAL - POR vs SEA

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Seattle Sounders

West 4 seed

1-2

Portland Timbers

West 1 seed

RECAP: Johnson 15', Nagbe 67'; Alonso 90'

Portland Timbers

West 1 seed

3-2

Seattle Sounders

West 4 seed

RECAP: Johnson 29', Valeri 44', Danso 47'; Yedlin 74', Johnson 76'

WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINAL - RSL vs LA

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LA Galaxy

West 3 seed

1-0

Real Salt Lake

West 2 seed

RECAP: Franklin 48'

Real Salt Lake

West 2 seed

2-0

LA Galaxy

West 3 seed

RECAP: Velasquez 35', Schuler 102'

EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINAL - KC vs NE

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New England Revolution

East 3 seed

2-1

Sporting Kansas City

East 2 seed

RECAP: Dorman 55', Rowe 67'; Collin 69'

Sporting Kansas City

East 2 seed

3-1

New England Revolution

East 3 seed

RECAP: Collin 41', Sinovic 79', Bieler 113'; Boele 70'

EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINAL - NY vs HOU

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Houston Dynamo

East 4 seed

2-2

New York Red Bulls

East 1 seed

RECAP: Cahill 22', Alexander 32'; Clark 51', Cummings 90'+2'

New York Red Bulls

East 1 seed

1-2

Houston Dynamo

East 4 seed

RECAP: Wright-Phillips 23'; Davis 36', Clark 51', Cummings 104'

KNOCKOUT ROUND

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Seattle Sounders

West 4 seed

2-0

Colorado Rapids

West 5 seed

RECAP: Evans 28', Johnson 90'+3'

Houston Dynamo

East 4 seed

3-0

Montreal Impact

East 5 seed

RECAP: Bruin 16', García 27', Bruin 72'

How aggregate scoring works

In an aggregate scoring system, the result is determined by the combined score of both legs of the series. For example:


Note: The "away goals rule" used in many international competitions is NOT in effect in the MLS playoffs.

WHO QUALIFIES

The top five teams in each conference (see: standings).

STRUCTURE:

Knockout Round: The #4 and #5 seeds in each conference will play in the Knockout Round, which consists of one match hosted by the #4 seed, respectively.

Conference Semifinals: The four Conference Semifinals will be decided by two-game aggregate series, with the lower seed hosting the first leg and the higher seed hosting the second leg. If the aggregate score is tied at the end of regulation time of the second leg, two 15-minute extra time periods will be played in their entirety, followed by penalty kicks, if necessary. The winners will advance to the Conference Championships.

Conference Championships: The two Conference Championships will be decided by two-game aggregate series, with the lower seed hosting the first leg and the higher seed hosting the second leg. If the aggregate score is tied at the end of regulation time of the second leg, two 15-minute extra time periods will be played in their entirety, followed by penalty kicks, if necessary. The winners will advance to the MLS Cup.

MLS Cup: The MLS Cup is a single championship match hosted by the finalist with the best regular-season record. If the score is tied at the end of regulation, two 15-minute extra time periods will be played in their entirety, followed by penalty kicks, if necessary.