Conference Semifinals are set for Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs

Following the Knockout Round of the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs, Major League Soccer announced the broadcast schedule for both Eastern and Western Conference Semifinal Leg 1 matches.

The Conference Semifinals, a two-game, aggregate-goal series, consist of each conference’s No. 1 seed facing the conference’s lower advancing seed from the Knockout Round, and each conference’s No. 2 seed facing the conference’s higher advancing seed from Knockout Round.

The broadcast schedule for Conference Semifinal Leg 2 matches will be announced following the Conference Semifinal Leg 1 games on Nov. 4.

Coverage of the Conference Semifinals begins this Sunday at 2 p.m. ET with an hour-long pregame show on MLSsoccer.com and MLS social media platforms (MLS Facebook / MLS Twitter), featuring special guest FIFA Women’s World Cup winner Meghan Klingenberg.

Conference Semifinals
(Two-game series, aggregate-goal format between conference top seed vs. lowest advancing seed from Knockout Round and conference second seed vs. highest seed from Knockout Round)

Eastern Conference Semifinal Series

Eastern Conference Semifinal Leg 1 (2 games)

  • Sunday, Nov. 4            No. 5 Columbus Crew SC vs. No. 1 New York Red Bulls
(3 p.m. ET, ESPN / ESPN Deportes / TSN / TVA Sports)
  • Sunday, Nov. 4             No. 3 New York City FC vs. No. 2 Atlanta United
(7:30 p.m. ET, FS1 / FOX Deportes / TSN, TVA Sports)

Eastern Conference Semifinal Leg 2 (2 games)

  • Sunday, Nov. 11            No. 1 New York Red Bulls vs. No. 5 Columbus Crew SC
  • Sunday, Nov. 11            No. 2 Atlanta United vs. New York City FC
*Broadcast details for Leg 2 will be announced following Leg 1 matches.

Western Conference Semifinal Series

Western Conference Semifinal Leg 1 (2 games)

  • Sunday, Nov. 4            No. 5 Portland Timbers vs. No. 2 Seattle Sounders FC
(5:30 p.m. ET, ESPN / ESPN Deportes / TSN / TVA Sport)   
  • Sunday, Nov. 4            No. 6 Real Salt Lake vs. No. 1 Sporting Kansas City
(10 p.m. ET, FS1 / FOX Deportes / TSN, TVA Sports)                 

Western Conference Semifinal Leg 2 (2 games)

  • Thursday, Nov. 8            No. 2 Seattle Sounders FC vs. No. 5 Portland Timbers
  • Sunday, Nov. 11            No. 1 Sporting Kansas City vs. No. 6 Real Salt Lake
*Broadcast details for Leg 2 will be announced following Leg 1 matches.

 *Due to a stadium conflict at Century Link Field on Nov. 11, Seattle Sounders FC will host the second leg of the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs Conference Semifinals on Nov. 8.

 Conference Championships
(Two-game series, aggregate-goal format)

Eastern Conference Championship Series

Eastern Conference Championship Leg 1 (1 game)

  • Sunday, Nov. 25                        TBD
Eastern Conference Semifinal Leg 2 (1 game)
  • Thursday, Nov. 29                     TBD
Western Conference Championship Series

Western Conference Championship Leg 1 (1 game)

  • Sunday, Nov. 25                        TBD
Western Conference Championship Leg 2 (1 game) 
  • Thursday, Nov. 29                     TBD
2018 MLS Cup
(Hosted at the home venue of the finalist with the best regular season record)
  • Saturday, Dec. 8           8 p.m. ET         (FOX, UniMás, TSN, TVA Sports)
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