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MLS Western Conference playoff picture set


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


  1. This could be great or terrible for my Sounders.
    Dallas could beat Timbers, San Jose, who the heck knows with that team
    and if Seattle beats LAFC
    it could be Dallas, Minn, Seattle and San jose in final four west.
    Or it could be out in first round cause LAFC dropped to 7th


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