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MLS Playoffs: Who could Kansas City play and when

All right, the playoffs are here and the match-ups are set. Sporting Kansas City gets the top seed in the Eastern Conference and, as a reward, will have to await the wild-card matches to know their next opponent and when they'll play.

The wild-card matches are FC Dallas vs. New York Red Bulls (Wednesday, 8 p.m. on Fox Soccer) and Colorado vs. Columbus (Thursday, 9 p.m. on MLS Direct Kick/Match Day Live).

Sporting will face the highest remaining seed; the Los Angeles Galaxy (the Supporter's Shield winner) will face the lowest. Kansas City can face any wild-card but New York; LA every wild-card but Dallas. (So, the Dallas-NY game is the pivotal game for KC.)

If Dallas should win, Kansas City will travel to Dallas for the first-leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals

on Saturday

(6:30 p.m. on Fox Soccer). Should New York win, Kansas City will travel to the winner of Colorado/Columbus

on Sunday

(6:30 p.m. on Fox Soccer).

The second leg, played at Livestrong Sporting Park, will be Wednesday, Nov. 2 no matter the opponent. (Time to be announced.)

Should Sporting advance to the Conference Championships, Livestrong Sporting Park would host it on Sunday, Nov. 6.

Full MLS Playoffs schedule

Wild Card Round

• FC Dallas vs. New York Red Bulls, Wednesday 8 p.m., Fox Soccer



• Colorado Rapids vs. Columbus Crew, Thursday 9 p.m., Direct Kick/Match Day Live

Eastern Conference Semifinal -- First Leg

• Dallas vs. Sporting Kansas City, Saturday 6:30 p.m., Fox Soccer OR



Colorado/Columbus vs. Kansas City, Sunday 6 p.m. Fox Soccer



• Philadelphia Union vs. Houston Dynamo, Sunday, TBA, on ESPN2

Eastern Conference Semifinal -- Second Leg

• Kansas City vs. Dallas/Colorado/Columbus, Wednesday Nov. 2, TBA, Fox Soccer



• Houston vs. Philadelphia, Thursday Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., on ESPN2

Western Conference Semifinal -- First Leg

• Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle Sounders FC, Saturday, 9 p.m., Fox Soccer



• Colorado/Columbus/New York vs. Los Angeles Galaxy, Sunday, TBA, ESPN or ESPN2

Western Conference Semifinals -- Second Leg

• Seattle vs. Salt Lake, Wednesday Nov. 2, TBA, ESPN2



• Los Angeles vs. Colorado/Columbus/New York, Thursday Nov. 3, 10 p.m., ESPN2

Conference Championships (single game)

• Hosted by highest-remaining seed, Sunday Nov. 6, 4:30 p.m., Fox Soccer



• Hosted by highest-remaining seed, Sunday Nov. 6, TBA, ESPN or ESPN2

MLS Cup Final

• Conference Championship winners, Sunday Nov. 20 at Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., 8 p.m., ESPN

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