MLS playoff schedule set, Sporting KC gets national game on NBC

10/29/2012 2:47 PM

05/16/2014 8:08 PM

With the MLS regular season behind us, the playoffs get off to a nice and quick start on Wednesday night with Houston traveling to Chicago.

Sporting Kansas City will play the winner of that knockout match.

When are the rest of the games? What are the potential match-ups? What's the TV schedule? We can start answering those questions now.

First off: You should definitely try to attend the KC Cauldron's playoff rally on Tuesday at Crossroads KC at Grinders.

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Second off: Sporting Kansas City will get a national audience with the first leg of the Eastern Conference semifinals on NBC proper.

Knockout Round

Eastern Conference

• Wednesday: Houston Dynamo at Chicago Fire, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)

Western Conference

• Thursday: Vancouver Whitecaps @ Los Angeles Galaxy, 9:30 p.m. (NBC Sports Network)

Conference Semifinals

Eastern Conference
First Leg
• Saturday: D.C. United @ New York Red Bulls, 7 p.m. (NBC Sports Network)

• Sunday: Sporting Kansas City @ Houston/Chicago winner, 2:30 p.m. (NBC)

Second Leg
• Wed., Nov. 7: New York Red Bulls @ D.C. United, 7 p.m. (NBC Sports Network)

• Wed., Nov. 7: Houston/Chicago winner @ Sporting Kansas City, 8 p.m. (KSMO-TV)

Western Conference
First Leg
• Friday: Real Salt Lake @ Seattle Sounders, 9 p.m. (NBC Sports Network)

• Sunday: San Jose Earthquakes @ Los Angeles, 8 p.m. (ESPN) OR San Jose Earthquakes @ Vancouver Whitecaps, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Second Leg
• Wed., Nov. 7: Los Angeles @ San Jose Earthquakes, 10 p.m. (ESPN2) OR Vancouver Whitecaps @ San Jose Earthquakes, TBA (MLS Live)

• Thurs., Nov. 8: Seattle Sounders @ Real Salt Lake, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN2 OR MLS Live)

Conference Championships

Eastern Conference
First Leg

• Saturday, Nov. 10: East-Higher Seed @ East-Lower See, 2:30 p.m. (NBC)

Second Leg

• Sat., Nov. 17 OR Sun., Nov. 18: East-Lower Seed @ East-Higher Seed, TBA (NBC Sports Network)

Western Conference
First Leg

• Sun., Nov. 11: West-Higher seed @ West-Lower seed, 8 p.m. (ESPN) OR Mon., Nov. 12 if at Seattle, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Second Leg

• Sun., Nov. 18: West-lower seed @ West-Higher seed, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

MLS Cup 2012

Sat. Dec. 1: Hosted by finalist with best regular season record, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

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