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MLS Nov 09, 2020

MLS Cup Playoffs bracket solidified following Decision Day

The bracket has been revealed for the 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs, after the official completion of the league’s regular season on Decision Day.

See below for the official bracket along with a full rundown of play-in matches and opening round pairings.

[Click the image below to view the bracket in full screen.]

Eastern Conference

Play-In Matches

(8) New England Revolution vs. (9) Montreal Impact

Friday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 pm ET (FS1, Fox Deportes in US; TSN, TVAS in Canada)

  • New England Revolution at home in 2020: 2-3-5
  • Montreal Impact on the road in 2020: 4-5-1
  • Season matchup: The two teams have met four times this season, with the Revs winning three, including the only matchup played at Gillette Stadium, 3-1, on Sept. 23.

(7) Nashville SC vs. (10) Inter Miami CF

Friday, Nov. 20 at 9 pm ET (ESPN2, ESPN Deportes in US; TSN, TVAS in Canada)

  • Nashville at home in 2020: 4-1-5
  • Inter Miami on the road in 2020: 2-8-1
  • Season matchup: Nashville have had the better of the two matchups between the 2020 expansion teams, winning 1-0 at home on Aug. 30 before drawing 1-1 in Florida on Sept. 6.

Round One

(1) Philadelphia Union vs. lower-seeded Play-In winner

  • Philadelphia at home in 2020: 9-0-0

(2) Toronto FC vs. higher-seeded Play-In winner

  • Toronto FC at home in 2020: 7-2-1

(3) Columbus Crew SC vs. (6) New York Red Bulls

  • Columbus at home in 2020: 9-1-0
  • RBNY on the road in 2020: 3-3-4
  • Season matchup: Columbus came out on top in the only matchup between the two teams in 2020, winning 2-0 at the MLS is Back Tournament in July.

(4) Orlando City SC vs. (5) NYCFC

  • Orlando at home in 2020: 6-1-3
  • NYCFC on the road in 2020: 4-4-3
  • Season matchup: Orlando won 3-1 when the teams met at the MLS is Back Tournament in July before the teams played out a 1-1 tie at Exploria Stadium last month.

Western Conference

Round One

(1) Sporting Kansas City vs. (8) San Jose Earthquakes

  • SKC at home in 2020: 5-3-1
  • San Jose on the road in 2020: 2-6-0
  • Season matchup: Teams have not met in 2020

(2) Seattle Sounders vs. (7) LAFC

  • Seattle at home in 2020: 7-1-2
  • LAFC on the road in 2020: 1-6-1
  • Season matchup: The two MLS heavyweights have met three times in the regular season in 2020, with Seattle winning both matches at home and LAFC taking the lone matchup at the Banc of California Stadium. The teams also met in the Round of 16 at the MLS is Back Tournament when LAFC were the emphatic 4-1 victors.

(3) Portland Timbers vs. (6) FC Dallas

  • Portland at home in 2020: 5-4-2
  • Dallas on the road in 2020: 1-5-3
  • Season matchup: Teams have not met in 2020

(4) Minnesota United vs. (5) Colorado Rapids

  • Minnesota at home in 2020: 4-1-3
  • Colorado on the road in 2020: 5-3-1
  • Season matchup: Minnesota were the 2-1 victors when the two teams faced off just two weeks ago in their only meeting at Allianz Field in 2020. They shared a 2-2 draw when they met at the MLS is Back Tournament in July.