The Columbus Crew sealed their second MLS Cup title with a 3-0 victory over Seattle Sounders at the Mapfre Stadium on Saturday, meaning that one of the most remarkable MLS seasons in history is in the books. Here's how the postseason played out:
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.
Eastern Conference play-in round
West: (2) Seattle Sounders FC 1-0 (6) FC Dallas
West: (1) Sporting Kansas City 0-3 (4) Minnesota United FC
Columbus Crew SC 3-0 Seattle Sounders FC
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.
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
Chicago Fire, Atlanta United, D.C United, FC Cincinnati.
Vancouver Whitecaps, LA Galaxy, Real Salt Lake, Houston Dynamo.