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2018 MLS Cup playoffs: Who is in and when do they play?

With the regular season done, now the real fun begins. Full details on the 2018 MLS Cup playoffs, including who plays whom and when, can be found below.

Playoff schedule (all times ET)

Conference championship first leg: Eastern Conference

  • Sunday, Nov. 25; 5 p.m.: Atlanta United vs. New York Red Bulls (ESPN, ESPN Deportes / ESPN+)

Western Conference

  • Sunday, Nov. 25; 7:30 p.m.: Portland Timbers vs. Sporting Kansas City (FS1 / FOX Deportes / FOX Sports Go)

Second leg: Eastern Conference

  • Thursday, Nov. 29; 7 p.m.: New York Red Bulls vs. Atlanta United (FS1 / FOX Deportes / FOX Sports Go)

Western Conference

  • Thursday, Nov. 29; 9:30 p.m.: Sporting Kansas City vs. Portland Timbers (ESPN / ESPN Deportes / ESPN+)

MLS Cup final

  • Saturday, Dec. 8; 8 p.m.: TBC (FOX, UniMas)


Knockout round: Eastern Conference

  • Oct. 31: New York City 3-1 Philadelphia Union

  • Nov. 1: D.C. United 2-2 Columbus Crew (Columbus won 3-2 on penalties)

Western Conference

  • Oct. 31: FC Dallas 1-2 Portland Timbers

  • Nov. 1: LAFC 2-3 Real Salt Lake

Conference semifinal first legs: Eastern Conference

  • Nov. 4: Columbus Crew SC 1-0 New York Red Bulls

  • Nov. 4: New York City FC 0-1 Atlanta United

Western Conference

  • Nov. 4: Portland Timbers 2-1 Seattle Sounders

  • Nov. 4: Real Salt Lake 1-1 Sporting Kansas City

Conference semifinal second legs: Eastern Conference

  • Nov. 11: Atlanta United 3-1 New York City FC (Atlanta won 4-1 on aggregate)

  • Nov. 11: New York Red Bulls 3-0 Columbus Crew (Red Bulls won 3-1 on aggregate)

Western Conference

  • Nov. 8: Seattle Sounders 3-2 Portland Timbers (aggregate 4-4; Portland won 4-2 on penalties)

  • Nov. 11: Sporting Kansas City 4-2 Real Salt Lake (Kansas City won 5-3 on aggregate)

Full fixture list

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