KNOCKOUT ROUND

HOME VS AWAY

FC Dallas

West 4 seed

2-1

Vancouver Whitecaps

West 5 seed

 

New York Red Bulls

East 4 seed

2-1

Sporting KC

East 5 seed

 

EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINAL - D.C. vs NYRB

HOME VS AWAY

New York Red Bulls

East 4 seed

2-0

D.C. United

East 1 seed

 

D.C. United

East 1 seed

Saturday
Nov 8

2:30 pm ET

New York Red Bulls

East 4 seed

TV: NBC | NBC LiveExtra | TICKETS

Which team will win this match? Play MLS Cup Pick'em

EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINAL - NE vs CLB

      

HOME VS AWAY

Columbus Crew

East 3 seed

2-4

New England Revolution

East 2 seed

 

New England Revolution

East 2 seed

Sunday
Nov 9

5 pm ET

Columbus Crew

East 3 seed

TV: ESPN2 | Deportes | WatchESPN | TICKETS

Which team will win this match? Play MLS Cup Pick'em

WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINAL - SEA vs FCD

HOME VS AWAY

FC Dallas

West 4 seed

1-1

Seattle Sounders

West 1 seed

TV: ESPN2 | Deportes | WatchESPN | TSN2 | TICKETS

Which team will win this match? Play MLS Cup Pick'em

Seattle Sounders

West 1 seed

Monday
Nov 10

10:30 pm ET

FC Dallas

West 4 seed

TV: NBCSN | NBC LiveExtra | UDN | TSN2 | RDS2 | TICKETS

Which team will win this match? Play MLS Cup Pick'em

WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINAL - LA vs RSL

HOME VS AWAY

Real Salt Lake

West 3 seed

0-0

LA Galaxy

West 2 seed

 

LA Galaxy

West 2 seed

Sunday
Nov 9

7:30 pm ET

Real Salt Lake

West 3 seed

TV: ESPN2 | Deportes | WatchESPN | TSN2 | RDS2 | TICKETS

Which team will win this match? Play MLS Cup Pick'em

EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

HOME VS AWAY

TBD

East

Nov 22-23

TBD

East

TV: TBD

TBD

East

Nov 29-30

TBD

East

TV: TBD

WESTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

HOME VS AWAY

TBD

West

Nov 22-23

TBD

West

TV: TBD

TBD

West

Nov 29-30

TBD

West

TV: TBD

MLS CUP

HOME VS AWAY

TBD

Conference Champion

Sunday
Dec 7

3:00 PM ET

TBD

Conference Champion

TV: ESPN | WatchESPN | UniMas | TSN1 | RDS1 | Sirius XM


 

Aggregate scoring

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

  Leg 1 Leg 2
Club A 2 1
Club B 0 2

Club A wins 3-2 on aggregate.


Away-Goals Rule

The away-goals rule means that if the aggregate score is tied at the end of regulation time of the 2nd leg, the first tiebreaker will be total goals scored away from home. Ex:

  Leg 1 Leg 2
Club A 2 2
Club B 1 3

Club A wins on away-goals rule (4-4 aggregate score, 2-1 away goals).

WHO QUALIFIES

The top five teams in each conference (see: final 2014 MLS 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 (see right), 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, the away-goals rule (see right) will be applied as the first tiebreaker. If the away goals are also level, 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, the away-goals rule (see right) will be applied as the first tiebreaker. If the away goals are also level 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.