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Earthquakes Announce Regular Season Schedule Through September

September 11, 2020 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - San Jose Earthquakes News Release

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Earthquakes announced today the remainder of the team's schedule through the end of September, adding three matches to the calendar. The Quakes will host the Portland Timbers on Sept. 19 before consecutive road matches against the Colorado Rapids and Los Angeles Football Club on Sept. 23 and Sept. 27, respectively. Broadcast details for these three matches will be announced soon.



Sunday, Sept. 13 LA 8 p.m. UniMas/TUDN 1050/1370

Wednesday, Sept. 16 POR 6:30 p.m. FS1 1050/1370

Saturday, Sept. 19 POR 7:30 p.m. TBD TBD

Wednesday, Sept. 23 COL 6 p.m. TBD TBD

Sunday, Sept. 27 LAFC 7:30 p.m. TBD TBD

Matches at Earthquakes Stadium shown in bold

From Sept. 18-27, each Major League Soccer club will compete in three regular season matches. As the league continues to finalize travel protocols, the Canadian teams will play all three of their matches in the U.S., including each club hosting one home match in a U.S. city. The Montreal Impact will host a match at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., Toronto FC at Rentschler Field in Hartford, Conn., and Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Providence Park in Portland, Ore.

As with the MLS is Back Tournament and phase one of returning to play in local markets, each team will adhere to comprehensive health and safety protocols, including regular testing of players, coaches and essential staff for COVID-19.

In addition to announcing regular season match details through September, MLS also today confirmed qualification details and the competition format for the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs.

The Audi MLS Cup Playoffs will again consist of single-elimination matches hosted by the higher-seeded team and follow a straight bracket format through MLS Cup on Dec.12.

As previously announced, in an expansion of the postseason for 2020, 18 clubs will compete in the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs. Eight teams from the 12-team Western Conference will qualify directly to Round 1. The top six seeds from the 14-team Eastern Conference will qualify directly to Round 1. Eastern Conference seeds 7-10 will each compete in a play-in match (No. 7 vs. No. 10, and No. 8 vs. No. 9) to determine the two additional Eastern Conference teams that will qualify for the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs Round 1.

The lower-seeded advancing team will face the Eastern Conference No. 1 seed in Round 1, while the higher-seeded advancing team will face the Eastern Conference No. 2 seed.

The Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs schedule and broadcast details will be announced at a later date.

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