2012 MLS Playoffs Schedule

2012 MLS Playoffs Schedule

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On October 29, 2012
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  • 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs, Features

The schedule for the 2012 MLS Cup playoffs is set. Here is where you can find each game on TV.

One new wrinkle is in the Conference Championship games. Unlike previous years, the Conference Championships will also be decided by two-leg aggregate goals series, with the winners advancing to MLS Cup 2012 on December 1 – hosted by the finalist with the better regular season record.

Here is the schedule:

Knockout Round

(Home teams listed first):

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  • Chicago Fire vs. Houston Dynamo – Wed., Oct. 31, 9 p.m. ET (ESPN2/Deportes, TSN2, RDS2)
  • LA Galaxy vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC – Thurs., Nov. 1, 10:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN, TSN, RDS2, UDN)

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Eastern Conference Semifinals

First Leg (Home teams listed first):

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  • New York Red Bulls vs. D.C. United – Sat., Nov. 3, 8 p.m. ET (NBCSN)
  • CHI or HOU vs. Sporting Kansas City – Sun., Nov. 4, 3:30 p.m. ET (NBC)

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Second Leg (Home teams listed first):

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  • D.C. United vs. New York Red Bulls – Wed., Nov. 7, 8 p.m. ET (NBCSN, TSN2, RDS2)
  • Sporting Kansas City vs. CHI or HOU – Wed., Nov. 7, 9 p.m. ET (MLS Live, Direct Kick)

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Western Conference Semifinals

First Leg (Home teams listed first):

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  • Seattle Sounders FC vs. Real Salt Lake — Fri., Nov. 2, 10 p.m. ET (NBCSN)
  • LA Galaxy vs. San Jose Earthquakes – Sun., Nov. 4, 9 p.m. ET (ESPN/Deportes, TSN2, RDS2)

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OR

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  • Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes – Sun., Nov. 4, 10:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2/Deportes, TSN2, RDS2)

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Second Leg (Home teams listed first):

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  • Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle Sounders FC – Thu., Nov. 8, 9:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2/Deportes or MLS Live/UDN, TSN2, RDS2)
  •  San Jose Earthquakes vs. LA – Wed., Nov. 7, 11 p.m. ET (ESPN2/Deportes, TSN2, RDS2)

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OR

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  • San Jose Earthquakes vs. VAN – Wed. Nov. 7, Time TBD (MLS Live/TSN2, RDS2)

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Conference Championships

First Leg (at lower seed)

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  • Eastern Conference – Sat., Nov. 10, 3:30 p.m. ET (NBC)
  • Western Conference – Sun., Nov. 11, 9 p.m. ET (ESPN/Deportes, TSN2, RDS2)

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OR if at Seattle: Mon., Nov 12, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN2/Deportes, TSN2, RDS2)

Second Leg (at higher seed)

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  • TBD – Sat., Nov. 17 or Sun., Nov. 18, Time TBD (NBCSN, TSN2, RDS2)
  • TBD – Sun., Nov. 18, 9 p.m. ET (ESPN/Deportes, TSN2)

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MLS Cup 2012

Saturday, December 1 (hosted by finalist with best regular season record)

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  • 4:30 p.m. ET (ESPN, TeleFutura, TSN, RDS) Site TBD

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