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Philadelphia Union Clinch Top Seed in Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs

November 9, 2020 - Major League Soccer (MLS) News Release


NEW YORK (Sunday, November 8, 2020) - Following a dramatic close to the regular season, 18 clubs have punched their ticket to the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs. After the FIFA international break, the postseason will begin on Nov. 20 with the Eastern Conference Play-In Round and culminate in MLS Cup on Dec. 12 (8 p.m. ET, FOX, UniMás, TSN, and TVA Sports).

On a historic night for the club, the Philadelphia Union defeated the New England Revolution 2-0 to clinch the top spot in the Eastern Conference, as well as the top spot overall in the MLS standings. With the best points-per-game average this season, Philadelphia will enjoy homefield advantage throughout the playoffs, a berth in the Concacaf Champions League, and the team has been awarded the Supporters' Shield by their passionate fans. After a perfect home record (9-0-0) at Subaru Park this season, Union head coach Jim Curtin becomes just the fifth person to win the Supporters' Shield as both a player and a coach.

The final night of action was an historic night for a few other clubs as well.

The 2020 expansion clubs Nashville SC (No. 7 seed) and Inter Miami CF (No. 10 seed) both qualified for the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs and will face each other during the Play-In Round on Nov. 20 (9 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports).

Additionally, with a 3-2 win over D.C. United, first-year head coach Thierry Henry and the Montreal Impact snatched the final postseason spot with a pair of late goals to clinch the No. 10 seed in the East. No. 8 seed New England Revolution, led by veteran manager Bruce Arena, will host No. 9 seed Montreal in the Play-In Round on Nov. 20 (6:30 p.m. ET, FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports).

The Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs Play-In Round and Round One matchups are listed below. Round One dates and broadcast details will be announced shortly.

Eastern Conference:

Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs Play-In Round

No. 8 New England Revolution vs. Montreal Impact (Nov. 20, 6:30 p.m. ET)

No. 7 Nashville SC vs. No. 10 Inter Miami CF (Nov. 20, 9 p.m. ET)

Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs Round One

No. 1 Philadelphia Union vs. lower advancing play-in seed

No. 2 Toronto FC vs. higher advancing play-in seed

No. 3 Columbus Crew SC vs. No. 6 New York Red Bulls

No. 4 Orlando City SC vs. No. 5 New York City FC

Western Conference

Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs Round One

No. 1 Sporting Kansas City vs. No. 8 San Jose Earthquakes

No. 2 Seattle Sounders FC vs. No. 7 Los Angeles Football Club

No. 3 Portland Timbers vs. No. 6 FC Dallas

No. 4 Minnesota United FC vs. No. 5 Colorado Rapids

Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs Schedule

Subject to change. All times Eastern.

Eastern Conference Play-In Round (2 games)

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

Friday, Nov. 20 (two games)

6:30 p.m. ET No. 7 Nashville SC vs. No. 10 Inter Miami CF

(FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports)

9 p.m. ET No. 8 New England Revolution vs. No. 9 Montreal Impact

(ESPN2/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports)

Eastern and Western Conference Round One (8 games)

(Western Conference No. 1 vs. No. 8 seed, No. 2 vs No. 7 seed, No. 3 vs. No. 6 seed, Nov. 4 vs No. 5 seed. Eastern Conference No. 1 vs lower advancing Play-In Round seed, No. 2 vs. higher advancing Play-In Round seed, No. 3 vs. No. 6 seed, Nov. 4 vs No. 5 seed)

Round One(8 games)

*Broadcast details for Round One games will be announced in the near future.

Saturday, Nov. 21

(two games)

12 p.m. UniMás/TUDN, TSN, TVA Sports

3 p.m. UniMás/TUDN, TSN, TVA Sports

Sunday, Nov. 22

(three games)

4 p.m. FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

7:30 p.m. ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

10 p.m. ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

Tuesday, Nov. 24

(three games)

6 p.m. FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

8 p.m. ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

10:30 p.m. ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

Eastern and Western Conference Semifinal (4 games)

(Single-elimination game, winners advance to Conference Final)

Sunday, Nov. 29

(two games)

3 p.m. ABC/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

8 p.m. ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

Tuesday, Dec. 1

(one game)

6:30 or 9 p.m. FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

Wednesday, Dec. 2

(one game)

6:30 or 9 p.m. FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

Eastern and Western Conference Final (2 games)

(One single-elimination game, winners advance to MLS Cup)

Sunday, Dec. 6

(two games)

3 p.m. ABC/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

6:30 p.m. FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

2020 MLS Cup (1 game)

(Eastern Conference Champion vs. Western Conference Champion One single-elimination game that will crown the 2020 MLS Cup Champion.)

Saturday, Dec. 12

8 p.m. FOX, UniMás//TUDN, TSN, TVA Sports


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