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Broadcast schedule for MLS Conference Semifinals second leg announced

NEW YORK, NY (Via MLS) – Major League Soccer, in conjunction with its national television partners FOX and ESPN, tonight announced the broadcast schedule for the second legs of the MLS Cup Playoffs Conference Semifinals, which will be played on Sunday, November 8.

Second Leg: Sunday, November 8: (Home team listed first)
Eastern Conference: New York Red Bulls vs. D.C. United – 3 p.m. ET (ESPN, ESPN Deportes)
Eastern Conference: Columbus Crew SC vs. Montreal Impact – 5 p.m. ET (ESPN, ESPN Deportes; TSN1; RDS1)
Western Conference: FC Dallas vs. Seattle Sounders FC – 7:30 p.m. ET (FS1, FOX Deportes; TSN TBD)
Western Conference: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Portland Timbers – 10 p.m. ET (FS1, FOX Deportes; TSN1; RDS1)

The first legs of the Conference Semifinals were played on Sunday, November 1, with three road teams picking up what could be important road goals.

In the Eastern Conference, the New York Red Bulls shut out D.C. United 1-0 behind a goal from captain Dax McCarty at RFK Stadium. North of the border the Montreal Impact overcame a goal by Columbus Crew SC forward Federico Higuain with tallies from captain Patrice Bernier and second-half substitute Johan Venegas to claim the 2-1 home victory.

In the Western Conference, the Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps FC played to a scoreless draw in front of a sold-out crowd at Providence Park. In the last match of the day, FC Dallas took an early lead with a goal from Colombian Fabian Castillo, but Seattle Sounders FC came back with second-half goals from Austrian-international Andreas Ivanschitz and a late game-winning free kick by U.S. Men’s National Team star Clint Dempsey to take the 2-1 lead going into the second leg.

The Conference Semifinals and Conference Championships are two-leg, aggregate goal series. If the series is tied after two legs, the team with the most away goals will advance. If the total goals and away goals are equal, then an additional 30 minutes (two 15 minute periods) of added extra time will be played in its entirety. Away goals do not count in extra time. If the score is still tied after extra time, the match will be decided by kicks from the penalty spot in accordance to FIFA’s Laws of the Game.

MLS Cup Playoffs Schedule

Knockout Round
(Home team listed first)

Wed., Oct. 28
· D.C. United 2-1 New England Revolution
· Seattle Sounders FC 3-2 LA Galaxy

Thurs., Oct. 29
· Montreal Impact 3-0 Toronto FC.
· Portland Timbers 2-2 (7-6) Sporting Kansas City

Eastern and Western Conference Semifinals
(Home team listed first; Two-game series, aggregate-goal format)

First Leg – Sunday, Nov. 1
· D.C. United 0-1 New York Red Bulls
· Portland Timbers 0-0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
· Montreal Impact 2-1 Columbus Crew SC
· Seattle Sounders FC 2-1 FC Dallas

Second Leg – Sunday, Nov. 8
· 3 p.m. ET – New York Red Bulls vs. D.C. United (ESPN, ESPN Deportes)
· 5 p.m. ET – Columbus Crew SC vs. Montreal Impact (ESPN, ESPN Deportes; TSN1; RDS1)
· 7:30 p.m. ET – FC Dallas vs. Seattle Sounders FC (FS1, FOX Deportes; TSN TBD)
· 10 p.m. ET – Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Portland Timbers (FS1, FOX Deportes; TSN1; RDS1)

Conference Championships
(Two-game series, aggregate-goal format)

First Leg – Sunday, Nov. 22
· 5 p.m. ET (ESPN, ESPN Deportes)
· 7:30 p.m. ET (FS1, FOX Deportes)

Second Leg – Sunday, Nov. 29
· 5 p.m. ET (ESPN, ESPN Deportes)
· 7:30 p.m. ET (FS1, FOX Deportes)

MLS Cup 2015
Sunday, December 6 (hosted by finalist with best regular season record)
4 p.m. ET (ESPN, UniMás, TSN, and RDS networks)