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2020 MLS Cup playoffs: Who's in, fixtures, results, final date and key info

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The 2020 Major League Soccer regular season is in the books, so now its playoff time! Below is the postseason schedule, which concludes with MLS Cup on Dec. 12.

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Postseason format

The play-in round will see two single-elimination games featuring the 7-10 seeds in the Eastern Conference.

Information is subject to change All times Eastern.

Play-in round

Nov. 20 (two games):
(8) New England Revolution 2-1 (9) Montreal Impact
(7) Nashville SC 3-0 (10) Inter Miami CF

Round 1

Nov. 21 (two games):
(4) Orlando City SC 1(6)-1(5) (5) New York City FC
(3) Columbus Crew SC 3-2 (6) New York Red Bulls

Nov. 22 (three games):
(1) Sporting Kansas City 3(3)-3(0) (8) San Jose Earthquakes
(4) Minnesota United FC 3-0 (5) Colorado Rapids
(3) Portland Timbers 1(7)-(8)1 (6) FC Dallas

Nov. 24 (three games):
(2) Toronto FC 0-1 (7) Nashville SC
(1) Philadelphia Union 0-2 (8) New England Revolution
(2) Seattle Sounders FC 3-1 (7) LAFC

Conference semifinals

Nov. 29 (two games; teams TBD):
Game 1: (4) Orlando City SC vs. (8) New England Revolution (3 p.m.; ABC/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports)
Game 2: (3) Columbus Crew SC vs. (7) Nashville SC (8 p.m.; ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports)

Dec. 1 (one game; teams TBD):
Game 1: (2) Seattle Sounders FC vs. (6) FC Dallas (9:30 p.m.; FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports)

Dec. 2 (one game; teams TBD):
Game 1: (1) Sporting Kansas City vs. (4) Minnesota United FC (9 p.m.; FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports)

Conference finals

Dec. 6 (two games; teams TBD):
Game 1: 3 p.m.; ABC/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports.
Game 2: 6:30 p.m.; FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports.

MLS Cup

Dec. 12:
8 p.m. ET; FOX, UniMas//TUDN, TSN, TVA Sports

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The coronavirus-affected 2020 Major League Soccer regular season ended with Decision Day on Nov. 8, as the Philadelphia Union won its first Supporters' Shield and playoff places were set for a postseason that begins on Nov. 20 and concludes with MLS Cup on Dec. 12.

On Oct. 29, MLS announced that playoff positions will be awarded on the basis of points per game; games cancelled due to the coronavirus and other factors mean that some clubs will finish the season having played fewer matches than others.

- Postseason clinching scenarios (via MLS)
- MLS points-per-game standings | Schedule | Statistics

Clinched playoff places

Eastern Conference (1-6 qualify straight to Round 1, 7-10 have a play-in game):

1 Philadelphia Union, 2 Toronto FC, 3 Columbus Crew SC, 4 Orlando City SC, 5 New York City FC, 6 New York Red Bulls, 7 Nashville SC, 8 New England Revolution, 9 Montreal Impact, 10 Inter Miami CF

Western Conference (eight teams qualify directly to Round 1):

1 Sporting Kansas City, 2 Seattle Sounders FC, 3 Portland Timbers, 4 Minnesota United FC, 5 Colorado Rapids, 6 FC Dallas, 7 LAFC, 8 San Jose Earthquakes

Eliminated from contention

Eastern Conference:

Chicago Fire, Atlanta United, D.C United, FC Cincinnati.

Western Conference:

Vancouver Whitecaps, LA Galaxy, Real Salt Lake, Houston Dynamo.