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2018 MLS Cup Playoffs schedule

Oct 28, 2018; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Crew SC celebrated a goal by forward Gyasi Zardes. The Crew clinched a playoff berth Sunday with a win against Minnesota United FC at MAPFRE Stadium. (Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports)

Major League Soccer’s 2018 regular season came to an end with 11 “Decision Day” matches that decided the Supporters Shield winner and matchups for the MLS Cup Playoffs. 

Below is the full playoff schedule so far, along with scores and recaps for matches already complete.

This post will be updated as additional dates and times are confirmed.

MLS Cup, Dec. 8

(Hosted at the home venue of finalist with best regular-season record)


Conference finals

(Two-game series, aggregate-goal, home-and-home format. Leg 1 — Nov. 25; Leg 2 — Nov. 29)

Western Conference

Portland Timbers vs. Sporting Kansas City

  • Leg 1 — Nov. 25 at Providence Park, 7:30 p.m. ET (FS1, TSN, TVAS, FOX Deportes)
  • Leg 2 — Nov. 29 at Children’s Mercy Park, 9:30 p.m. ET (ESPN, TSN, TVAS, ESPN Deportes)

Eastern Conference

Atlanta United vs. New York Red Bulls

  • Leg 1 — Nov. 25 at Mercedes-Benz stadium, 5 p.m. ET (ESPN, TSN, TVAS, ESPN Deportes)
  • Leg 2 — Nov. 29 at Red Bull Arena, 7 p.m. ET (FS1, TSN, TVAS)

Conference semifinals

(Two-game series, aggregate-goal, home-and-home format.)

Western Conference

Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers

Sporting Kansas City vs. Real Salt Lake

Eastern Conference

New York Red Bulls vs. Columbus Crew SC (ESPN, TSN, TVAS)

Atlanta United vs. New York City FC (FS1, TSN, TVAS)

Knockout round

(Single-game elimination matches)

Western Conference

FC Dallas 1, Portland Timbers 2 — Recap/highlights

LAFC 2, Real Salt Lake 3 — Recap/highlights

Eastern Conference

New York City FC 3, Philadelphia Union 1 — Recap/highlights

D.C. United 2 (2), Columbus Crew SC 2 (3) — Recap/highlights







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