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The 2012 MLS playoffs schedule is set.
No, we don’t know all of the teams that will be playing in the conference semifinals but we do know what the schedule will be after MLS released an updated list of games. The list includes the times and dates for most of the matches in the postseason, so it might be a good idea to start marking your calendars.
It is all pretty straightforward, with the lone exception coming in the Western Conference semifinals series involving the San Jose Earthquakes. The times for both legs of that series is dependent upon who the Earthquakes face.
Here is the updated MLS playoffs schedule (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, NBCSN)
11/4 Sporting Kansas City at Chicago Fire/Houston Dynamo (3:30pm, NBC)
11/7 New York Red Bulls at D.C. United (8 pm, NBCSN)
11/7 Chicago Fire/Houston Dynamo at Sporting Kansas City (9pm, MLS Live & Direct Kick)
WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS
11/2 Real Salt Lake at Seattle Sounders (10pm, NBCSN)
11/4 San Jose Earthquakes at Los Angeles Galaxy (9pm, ESPN & ESPN Deportes)
11/4 San Jose Earthquakes at Vancouver Whitecaps (10:30pm, ESPN & ESPN Deportes)
11/7 Los Angeles Galaxy at San Jose Earthquakes (11pm, ESPN2 & ESPN Deportes)
11/7 Vancouver Whitecaps at San Jose Earthquakes (TBD, MLS Live)
11/8 Seattle Sounders at Real Salt Lake (9:30pm, ESPN2 & ESPN Deportes or MLS Live)
11/10 Eastern Conferece: TBD at TBD (3:30pm, NBC)
11/11 Western Conference: TBD at TBD (9pm, ESPN & ESPN Deportes)
11/12 Western Conference: TBD at Seattle Sounders (8pm, ESPN & ESPN Deportes)
11/17 or 11/18 Eastern Conference: TBD vs. TBD (TBD, NBCSN)
11/18 Western Conference (9pm, ESPN & ESPN Deportes)
12/1 TBD vs. TBD (4:30pm, ESPN & Telefutura)
What do you think of the schedule? Which of these matches are you most looking forward to? Who will reach the conference finals?
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