MLS: The playoffs will start on October 15

MLS: Playoffs begin October 15


Major League Soccer (MLS) playoff games will begin the weekend of October 15 and soccer fans will be able to follow all the post-season games on one of the channels by TVA Sports. 

The Garber Tour unveiled key dates for its playoff schedule on Tuesday in which 14 teams, seven in each of the East and West conferences, will take part. By virtue of their current second-place finish in the East, CF Montreal have excellent odds of making it after the final game of the season scheduled for October 9 at Inter Miami CF.

Thus, the first round will be held from Saturday 15 to Monday 17 October. As will be the case throughout the playoffs, each round will consist of a knockout encounter. During the initial weekend of the playoffs, two matchups will take place daily; these will oppose formations 2 and 7, 3 and 6 as well as 4 and 5 in the classification of each section, the first having a pass for the second round.

This will take place on the 20 and October 23, while the association finals will take place on October 30. The two winners will battle for the MLS Cup on November 5 at 4 p.m. on the lawn of the club having obtained more points than its rival in the regular season. The champion will thus be crowned 15 days before the start of the FIFA World Cup, which will begin in Qatar.

In addition, Sunday, October 9 will consist solely of intra-conference games, the duels of the East starting at 2:30 p.m. West will follow at 5 p.m. This will be the last day of the campaign and the stakes should be high. In 2021, 11 teams still had hopes of securing one of their conference's six playoff berths as they headed into their deciding game.