#DigDown – 2017 Playoffs

Review the MLS Cup Playoffs field and broadcast schedule

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The Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs are here! Things get going with the Knockout Round matches in midweek.

Here's how the 12-team field has shaped up — be sure to enter the bracket challenge on MLSsoccer.com!

Eastern Conference

Knockout Round byes:#1 Toronto FC, #2 New York City FC

Knockout Round games: 

  • #3 Chicago Fire vs. #6 New York Red Bulls (Wednesday, Oct. 25, 7:30pm CT, Toyota Park)
  •  #4 Atlanta United FC vs. #5 Columbus Crew SC (Thursday, Oct. 26, 6pm CT, Mercedes-Benz Stadium)

Western Conference

Knockout Round byes: #1 Portland Timbers, #2 Seattle Sounders FC

Knockout Round games:

  • #3 Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. #6 San Jose Earthquakes (Wednesday, Oct. 25, 9:30pm CT, BC Place)
  • #4 Houston Dynamo vs. #5 Sporting KC (Thursday, Oct. 26, 8:30pm CT, BBVA Compass Stadium)

The top-seeded team in each conference (Toronto FC and Portland Timbers) will await the lowest-seeded team to advance from the knockout rounds, while the No. 2 seeds (NYCFC and Seattle Sounders) will face the higher of the two clubs that advance. For the third-seeded Fire, that means a two-legged series against NYCFC would be in store should they advance past the Knockout Round. 

Every Knockout Round match will be telecast in English and Spanish in the United States and in English and French in Canada. In particular, in the US, you can use the SAP option on UniMas to get the English broadcast for the Vancouver-San Jose match on Wednesday and the Houston-Sporting KC match on Thursday.

Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs: Knockout Round


Chicago vs NY Red Bulls

Wed, Oct 25 - 7:30 PM CT

USA: FS1, UniMás

Canada: TSN 3 & 5, TVAS

FOX Sports GO
MLS LIVE replay*

Vancouver vs San Jose

Wed, Oct 25 - 9:30 PM CT

SJ: NBC Sports California

USA: UniMás (with SAP)

Canada: TSN 1,3,4 & 5, TVAS 2

MLS LIVE replay*

Atlanta vs Columbus

Thu, Oct 26 - 6:00 PM CT

USA: ESPN2, UniMás

Canada: TSN 4, TVAS

MLS LIVE replay*

Houston vs Sporting KC

Thu, Oct 26 - 8:30 PM CT


SKC: FOX Sports KC

USA: UniMás (with SAP)

Canada: TSN 4, TVAS

MLS LIVE replay*

*Playoff matches on MLS LIVE: All playoff matches are available on MLS LIVE, but national and local blackout policies apply the same as they did during the Regular Season. You can watch the condensed match or match replay on MLS LIVE.

USA blackouts: Matches airing on ESPN, ESPN2, FOX, FS1, FS2, UniMas, and Univision Deportes Network (UDN) are blacked out in the United States per the league's national TV contracts.