The 2020 MLS Cup playoff field is set with the 18-team postseason kicking off on Friday, Nov. 20 following the FIFA international break. The playffs will conclude with the MLS Cup on Saturday, Dec. 12.
As Supporters’ Shield winners, the Philadelphia Union would host the MLS Cup if they advance to the championship game.
Due to a shortened season that had teams play as many as 23 games or as few as 18 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, points per game — rather than total points — was used as the barometer to determine the playoff field. Also, the field itself was expanded, with 10 teams from the Eastern Conference and eight in the Western Conference making the playoffs. In 2019, the top seven teams in each conference made the playoffs.
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Here is the 2020 MLS playoff schedule with dates, times and television information.
East winner vs. West winner in home stadium of team with higher playoff seed, 8 p.m. ET (FOX and UniMás/TUDN)