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Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs field is set: Here are the Play-In and Round One matchups

After a wild Decision Day, featuring goals galore, triumph, heartbreak and even snow, the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs field is now set.

A record 10 teams have made the postseason from the East, with those that finished in places seven to 10 facing a Play-In match in order to make it into Round 1 proper. The big news on Decision Day was the Philadelphia Union securing the top seed and the Supporters' Shield, meaning they will play at home throughout the playoffs.

At the other end of the field, the Montreal Impact and Inter Miami CF edged out D.C. United and Chicago Fire FC to clinch the remaining two places in the East after a dramatic first set of games on Decision Day.

In the West, meanwhile, Sporting Kansas City clinched top spot with a win at Real Salt Lake in the aforementioned snow. While all eight playoff spots had already been wrapped up, there was plenty of movement in the seedings. Minnesota United took fourth spot to get a home Round 1 playoff game, while last season's Supporters' Shield winners, LAFC, dropped all the way down to seventh and will now face a blockbuster Round 1 matchup at the home of the 2019 MLS Cup winners, the Seattle Sounders.

You can see the full Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs schedule and broadcast info here.

Eastern Conference

Play-In Matches

(8) New England Revolution vs. (9) Montreal Impact

Friday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 pm ET (FS1, Fox Deportes in US; TSN, TVAS in Canada)

  • New England Revolution at home in 2020: 2-3-5
  • Montreal Impact on the road in 2020: 4-5-1
  • Season matchup: The two teams have met four times this season, with the Revs winning three, including the only matchup played at Gillette Stadium, 3-1, on Sept. 23.

(7) Nashville SC vs. (10) Inter Miami CF

Friday, Nov. 20 at 9 pm ET (ESPN2, ESPN Deportes in US; TSN, TVAS in Canada)

  • Nashville at home in 2020: 4-1-5
  • Inter Miami on the road in 2020: 2-8-1
  • Season matchup: Nashville have had the better of the two matchups between the 2020 expansion teams, winning 1-0 at home on Aug. 30 before drawing 1-1 in Florida on Sept. 6.

Round One

(4) Orlando City SC vs. (5) NYCFC

Saturday, Nov. 21 at 12 pm ET (UniMas, TUDN in US; TSN, TVAS in Canada)

  • Orlando at home in 2020: 6-1-3
  • NYCFC on the road in 2020: 4-4-3
  • Season matchup: Orlando won 3-1 when the teams met at the MLS is Back Tournament in July before the teams played out a 1-1 tie at Exploria Stadium last month.

(3) Columbus Crew SC vs. (6) New York Red Bulls

Saturday, Nov. 21 at 3 pm ET (UniMas, TUDN in US; TSN, TVAS in Canada)

  • Columbus at home in 2020: 9-1-0
  • RBNY on the road in 2020: 3-3-4
  • Season matchup: Columbus came out on top in the only matchup between the two teams in 2020, winning 2-0 at the MLS is Back Tournament in July.

(2) Toronto FC vs. higher-seeded Play-In winner

Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 6 pm ET (FS1 in US: TSN, TVAS in Canada)

  • Toronto FC at home in 2020: 7-2-1

(1) Philadelphia Union vs. lower-seeded Play-In winner

Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 8 pm ET (ESPN in US; TSN, TVAS in Canada)

  • Philadelphia at home in 2020: 9-0-0

 

Western Conference

Round One

(1) Sporting Kansas City vs. (8) San Jose Earthquakes 

Sunday, Nov. 22 at 4 pm ET (FS1 in US; TSN, TVAS in Canada)

  • SKC at home in 2020: 5-3-1
  • San Jose on the road in 2020: 2-6-0
  • Season matchup: Teams have not met in 2020

(4) Minnesota United vs. (5) Colorado Rapids

Sunday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 pm ET (ESPN in US; TSN, TVAS in Canada)

  • Minnesota at home in 2020: 4-1-3
  • Colorado on the road in 2020: 5-3-1
  • Season matchup: Minnesota were the 2-1 victors when the two teams faced off just two weeks ago in their only meeting at Allianz Field in 2020. They shared a 2-2 draw when they met at the MLS is Back Tournament in July.

(3) Portland Timbers vs. (6) FC Dallas

Sunday, Nov. 22 at 10 pm ET (ESPN in US; TSN, TVAS in Canada)

  • Portland at home in 2020: 5-4-2
  • Dallas on the road in 2020: 1-5-3
  • Season matchup: Teams have not met in 2020

(2) Seattle Sounders vs. (7) LAFC

Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 10:30 pm ET (ESPN in US; TSN, TVAS in Canada)

  • Seattle at home in 2020: 7-1-2
  • LAFC on the road in 2020: 1-6-1
  • Season matchup: The two MLS heavyweights have met three times in the regular season in 2020, with Seattle winning both matches at home and LAFC taking the lone matchup at the Banc of California Stadium. The teams also met in the Round of 16 at the MLS is Back Tournament when LAFC were the emphatic 4-1 victors.

 

 

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