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Schedule for 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs Announced

Dates, times, and TV providers have been announced for the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs.

Ed Zurga

Yesterday, MLS released the official schedule for the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs presented by AT&T. As we already knew from the ESPN broadcast, the New York Red Bulls will feature in the knock out game on Thursday, hosting Sporting Kansas City at Red Bull Arena. If the Red Bulls win on Thursday, they'll move on to face the #1 seed in the East, D.C. United. The first game of that series will be at Red Bull Arena on November 2nd at 4:00 pm, with the final leg on November 8th at 2:30 pm. Below is the rest of the schedule for the playoffs, with possible Red Bull games in bold.

Knockout Round

(Home teams listed first):

  • FC Dallas vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC – Wed., Oct. 29, 9:00 p.m. ET (TSN1, MLS Live, MLS Direct Kick)
  • New York Red Bulls vs. Sporting Kansas City – Thurs., Oct. 30, 8:00 p.m. ET (ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, TSN2)

Eastern Conference Semifinals

First Leg (Home teams listed first):

  • Columbus Crew vs. New England Revolution – Sat., Nov. 1, 4:00 p.m. ET (UDN, MLS Live, MLS Direct Kick)
  • New York Red Bulls or Sporting Kansas City vs. D.C. United – Sun., Nov. 2, 4:00 p.m. ET (UDN, MLS Live, MLS Direct Kick)

Second Leg (Home teams listed first):

  • D.C. United vs. New York Red Bulls or Sporting Kansas City – Sat., Nov. 8, 2:30 p.m. ET (NBC)
  • New England Revolution vs. Columbus Crew – Sun., Nov. 9, 5:00 p.m. ET (ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, TSN2)

Western Conference Semifinals

First Leg (Home teams listed first):

Second Leg (Home teams listed first):

  • LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake – Sun., Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, TSN2, RDS2)
  • Seattle Sounders FC vs. FC Dallas or Vancouver Whitecaps FC – Mon., Nov. 10, 10:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN, UDN, TSN2, RDS2)

Conference Championships

First Leg:

  • Teams TBD – Sun., Nov. 23, 1:30 p.m. ET (NBC)
  • Teams TBD – Sun., Nov. 23, 5:00 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN Deportes)

Second Leg:

  • Teams TBD – Sat., Nov. 29, 3:00 p.m. ET (NBCSN, UDN, TSN2, RDS2)
  • Teams TBD– Sun., Nov. 30, 5:00 p.m. OR 9:00 p.m. ET (ESPN, ESPN Deportes, RDS2)

MLS Cup 2014

Sunday, December 7 (hosted by finalist with best regular season record)

3:00 p.m. ET (ESPN, Univision, TSN, and RDS networks) Site TBD


Key to television networks
  • NBCSN = NBC Sports Network
  • UniMas (Spanish)
  • UDN = Univision Deportes Network (Spanish)
  • TSN & TSN2 = in Canada (English)
  • RDS & RDS2 = in Canada (French)