Watch Thursday's Audi MLS Cup Playoffs Central pregame, postgame shows

It’s all come down to this.

Two teams will book their slots for 2018 MLS Cup when the second legs of the Conference Championship series unfold on Thursday, and the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs Central crew has got you covered with pregame and postgame shows and onsite coverage from Kansas City, Kansas and Harrison, New Jersey.

This time regulars Andrew Wiebe, Calen Carr, Matt Doyle and Bobby Warshaw will be joined by recently-retired striker Alan Gordon, a US national teamer and MLS cult hero over a long-running career that concluded with the Chicago Fire this season.

The New York Red Bulls and Atlanta United get the doubleheader started at Red Bull Arena (7:30 pm ET | FS 1, TSN, TVAS), where the home side will try to overcome the steep deficit created by ATLUTD’s 3-0 first-leg win on Sunday. Jillian Sakovits will report live from the stadium, while the Playoffs Central pregame show kicks off at 7 p.m. ET.

Then the action shifts west to Children’s Mercy Park, where it’s all to play for between Sporting Kansas City and the Portland Timbers after Sunday’s 0-0 draw at Providence Park (9:30 pm ET | ESPN, TSN, TVAS). MLSsoccer.com’s Susannah Collins will be on site, and after the final whistle Gordo and the Playoffs Central gang return to bring you plenty of live postgame analysis.

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