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To96ther We Rise: Columbus Crew Hosts New York Bulls at MAPFRE Stadium in Round One of Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs on Saturday, November 21

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


COLUMBUS - Columbus Crew SC is set to open the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs on Saturday, November 21 at 3:00 p.m. ET with the Club hosting the New York Red Bulls at MAPFRE Stadium in a single-elimination, Round One match. As announced by Major League Soccer, the match is set to be televised nationally in Spanish on UniMas and TUDN, as well as in English via live stream on MLSsoccer.com and the MLS App. The match is also set to be broadcast regionally in English on SportsTime Ohio. Information for local English radio broadcast and Spanish-language audio broadcast will be announced at a later date.

Supporters interested in securing tickets to the Round One match against the New York Red Bulls are able to join the 2020 Playoff Ticket Waitlist via the following link: https://bit.ly/32qGkfW. Supporters with additional questions may contact the Membership Services Team (614-447-2739, ext. 1 or membershipteam@columbuscrewsc.com) for updated information.

The winner of the Crew-Red Bulls match advances to the Eastern Conference Semifinals, facing the winner of the Round One match between Toronto FC and the highest seed play-in winner. The single elimination Eastern Conference Semifinals matches are slated to take place on Sunday, November 29. A complete postseason schedule is available below.

2020 marks the Club's 16th all-time postseason berth, making the Crew one of only five clubs to achieve this feat in the League's 25-year history. Of those 16 playoffs berths, the Black & Gold have reached the Eastern Conference Semifinals on 13 occasions, the Eastern Conference Championships on seven occasions and MLS Cup in 2008 and 2015, winning the title in 2008. Notably, Crew SC is tied with the Chicago Fire for third-most wins (20) in the MLS Cup Playoffs, behind only the LA Galaxy (43) and D.C. United (29).

In 2020, Crew SC finished the regular season in third place in the Eastern Conference with a points per game total of 1.78 - the second-highest points per game total in Club history behind only its 2008 total of 1.9 points. That year, the Club won the Supporters' Shield before going on to achieve a domestic double by also winning MLS Cup. Additionally, the Crew finished in fourth place in the Supporters' Shield standings, marking the second time in the last decade that the Black & Gold has finished with a top four spot in Supporters' Shield standings.

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 1, while the higher-seeded advancing team will face the Eastern Conference No. 2 seed.)

Friday, Nov. 20 (two games)

6:30 p.m. No. 8 New England Revolution vs. No. 9 Montreal Impact

(FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports)

9 p.m. No. 7 Nashville SC vs. No. 10 Inter Miami CF

(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)

Saturday, Nov. 21

(two games)

12 p.m. No. 4 Orlando City SC vs. No. 5 New York City FC

(UniMás/TUDN, TSN, TVA Sports, MLSsoccer.com, MLS App)

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

(UniMás/TUDN, TSN, TVA Sports, MLSsoccer.com, MLS App)

Sunday, Nov. 22

(three games)

4 p.m. No.1 Sporting Kansas City vs. No. 8 San Jose Earthquakes

(FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports)

7:30 p.m. No. 4 Minnesota United FC vs. No. 5 Colorado Rapids

(ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports)

10 p.m. No. 3 Portland Timbers vs. No. 6 FC Dallas

(ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports)

Tuesday, Nov. 24

(three games)

6 p.m. No. 2 Toronto FC vs. higher advancing seed from the Play-In Round

(FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports)

8 p.m. No. 1 Philadelphia Union vs. lower advancing seed of the Play-In Round

(ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports)

10:30 p.m. No. 2 Seattle Sounders FC vs. No. 7 Los Angeles Football Club

(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. Eastern Conference Semifinal (ABC/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports)

8 p.m. Eastern Conference Semifinal (ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports)

Tuesday, Dec. 1

(one game)

9 or 10 p.m. Western Conference Semifinal (FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports)

Wednesday, Dec. 2

(one game)

9 or 10 p.m. Western Conference Semifinal (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

For more information about Audi 2020 MLS Cup playoffs, please reference the 2020 MLS Competition Guidelines. For 2020 Regular Season Standings, please visit www.MLSsoccer.com/Standings.


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