Finals Scoreboard

Recap
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Final

KNOCKOUT ROUND

Date | Time Home Away Info
Oct 31 Chicago Fire Houston Dynamo 1-2 (MatchCenter)
Nov 1 LA Galaxy Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 (MatchCenter)

 

CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

Date Home Away Info
Nov 4
Leg 1
Houston Dynamo Sporting Kansas City 2-0 (MatchCenter)
Nov 7
Leg 2
Sporting Kansas City Houston Dynamo 0-1 (MatchCenter)
       
Nov 3
Leg 1
D.C. United New York Red Bulls 1-1 (MatchCenter)
Nov 8 | 7:30 ET
Leg 2
New York Red Bulls D.C. United 0-1 (MatchCenter)

 

Date Home Away Info
Nov 4
Leg 1
LA Galaxy San Jose Earthquakes 0-1 (MatchCenter)
Nov 7
Leg 2
San Jose Earthquakes LA Galaxy 1-3 (MatchCenter)
       
Nov 2 | Leg 1 Seattle Sounders Real Salt Lake 0-0 (MatchCenter)
Nov 8 | 10 ET
Leg 2
Real Salt Lake Seattle Sounders 0-1 (MatchCenter)

 

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Date Home Away Info
Nov 11
Leg 1
Houston Dynamo D.C. United

3-1 (MatchCenter)

Nov 18 | 4 pm ET
Leg 2
D.C. United Houston Dynamo

1-1 (MatchCenter)

Houston win 4-2 on aggregate

 

Date Home Away Info
Nov 11
Leg 1
LA Galaxy Seattle Sounders

3-0 (MatchCenter)

Nov 18 | 9 pm ET
Leg 2
Seattle Sounders LA Galaxy

2-1 (MatchCenter)

LA win 4-2 on aggregate

 

MLS CUP

Date Home Away Info

Dec 1, 4:30 pm ET

The Home Depot Center

LA Galaxy Houston Dynamo

TV: ESPN | Telefutura | TSN | RDS

Radio: SiriusXM 94

 

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 (from 2011 Eastern Conference Semifinal):


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.