MLS Cup Playoff matchups set, start on Wednesday

The Home Depot Center will host MLS Cup 2011.

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And now we know. After weeks of drama, the 2011 MLS Cup Playoff matchups are set.

Here they are (home team listed first):

Wild Card

  • FC Dallas vs. New York Red Bulls – Wed., Oct. 26, 9 pm ET (FOX Soccer, TSN2)
  • Colorado Rapids vs. Columbus Crew – Thurs., Oct. 27, 10 pm ET (Altitude 2, ONN, TSN2)

Eastern Conference Semifinals

First Leg

  • FC Dallas vs. Sporting Kansas City – Sat., Oct. 29, 7:30 pm ET (FOX Soccer, TSN) ... OR ...
  • Colorado Rapids / Columbus Crew vs. Sporting Kansas City – Sun., Oct. 30, 7 pm ET (FOX Soccer, TSN2)
  • Philadelphia Union vs. Houston Dynamo – Sun., Oct. 30, time TBD (ESPN2, Deportes, ESPN3)

Second Leg

  • Sporting Kansas City vs. FC Dallas / Columbus Crew / Colorado Rapids – Wed., Nov. 2, 8 pm ET (FOX Soccer)
  • Houston Dynamo vs. Philadelphia Union – Thurs., Nov 3, 8:30 pm ET (ESPN2, Deportes, ESPN3, TSN2)

Western Conference Semifinals

First Leg

  • Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle Sounders FC – Saturday, Oct. 29, 10 pm ET (FOX Soccer, TSN2)
  • Colorado Rapids / Columbus Crew / New York Red Bulls vs. LA Galaxy – Sun., Oct. 30, time TBD (ESPN or ESPN2, Deportes, ESPN3, TSN2)

Second Leg

  • Seattle Sounders FC vs. Real Salt Lake – Wed., Nov. 2, 10 pm ET (ESPN2, Deportes, ESPN3, TSN2)
  • LA Galaxy vs. Colorado Rapids / Columbus Crew / New York Red Bulls – Thurs., Nov. 3, 11 pm ET (ESPN2, Deportes, ESPN3, TSN2)

Conference Championships

  • Hosted by highest remaining seed – Sun., Nov. 6, 5:30 pm ET  (FOX Soccer)
  • Hosted by highest remaining seed – Sun., Nov. 6, time TBD (ESPN or ESPN2, Deportes, ESPN3, TSN2)

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