MLS Cup Playoff dates announced

MLS Cup Playoff dates announced

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On September 23, 2014

Major League Soccer announced on Tuesday the dates for the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs. The MLS Cup final will take place on Sunday, December 7, while playoffs begin on October 29-30 with the first Conference Knockout round.

Following the second leg of the Conference Semifinals, teams will break for FIFA international match competition on Nov. 14 and 18, returning for Leg 1 of the Conference Championships on Nov. 22-23. This will signal the first time MLS playoff games will be held the weekend after Thanksgiving (Nov. 29-30) which allows for more weekend games than in the past and a better overall rhythm for postseason play.

The dates for the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs are as follows:

Conference Knockout Round

  • Wed-Thurs, Oct. 29-30


Conference Semifinals

  • Leg 1, Sat-Sun, Nov. 1-2
  • Leg 2, Sat-Sun, Nov. 8-9


Conference Championships

  • Leg 1, Sat-Sun, Nov. 22-23
  • Leg 2, Sat-Sun., Nov. 29-30


MLS Cup Final

  • 3pm ET, Sun., Dec. 7