MLS Western Conference playoff picture set

MLS Western Conference playoff picture set

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MLS Western Conference playoff picture set

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The MLS Western Conference playoff picture is now decided with some intriguing matchups on the way.

The Seattle Sounders claimed a Decision Day with over the San Jose Earthquakes, moving up to the second seed in the West. Brian Schmetzer’s side will welcome LAFC to CenturyLink Field following LAFC’s 1-1 draw with Portland at home.

Sporting KC claimed the top spot in the West after a victory over Rocky Mountain Cup rivals Real Salt Lake, setting up a first-round date with No. 8 seed San Jose.

FC Dallas’ 3-0 loss in Minnesota now sets a trip to Portland to face the Timbers, while Colorado’s 2-1 win over already-eliminated Houston sees the Rapids travel to fourth-place Minnesota United.

Here is a rundown of the MLS Western Conference playoff schedule:

Western Conference Quarterfinals

(November 22nd and 24th)

(#1) Sporting KC vs. (#8) San Jose Earthquakes – Nov. 22nd, 4 p.m. ET, Fox Sports 1

(#4) Minnesota United vs (#5) Colorado Rapids – Nov. 22nd, 7:30 p.m ET, ESPN

(#3) Portland Timbers vs. (#6) FC Dallas – Nov. 22nd, 10 p.m. ET, ESPN

(#2) Seattle Sounders vs. (#7) LAFC – Nov. 24th, 10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

West Semifinals

(Dec. 1st and 2nd; higher seed hosts)

Sporting KC/San Jose winner vs. Minnesota/Colorado winner. – Dec 1st, 9 or 10 p.m. ET, Fox Sports 1.

Portland/FC Dallas winner vs. Seattle/LAFC winner – Dec. 2nd, 9 or 10 p.m. ET, Fox Sports 1.

West Finals

(Dec. 6th; higher seed hosts)

TBD vs. TBD – Either 3 p.m. of 6:30 p.m. ET, ABC or Fox Sports 1

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