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The MLS playoff picture became a little clearer on Saturday, and the dates and times for some of the games have already been set.
After being held to a draw by D.C. United on Saturday, the Chicago Fire will again play host when the Houston Dynamo travel to Toyota Park for the Eastern Conference knockout round game on Wednesday night. The Fire will have homefield advantage, but the Dynamo’s starters will be better rested after most of them sat out during the club’s regular season finale against the Colorado Rapids.
The other matches that were finalized on Saturday were the two Eastern Conference semifinals matches between rivals New York Red Bulls and D.C. United. The Red Bulls will host United at Red Bull Arena on Nov. 3 before the two teams head to RFK Stadium for United’s home game of the series four days later.
Here is the schedule for the upcoming MLS playoff games (all times Eastern):
10/31 Houston Dynamo at Chicago Fire (9pm, ESPN2 & ESPN Deportes)
11/1 Vancouver Whitecaps at Los Angeles Galaxy (10:30pm, NBC & TSN)
EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS
11/3 D.C. United at New York Red Bulls (8pm)
11/7 New York Red Bulls at D.C. United (8 pm)
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