MLS Cup Playoffs schedule released; a look at what’s ahead for Orlando City

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Photo: Courtesy of Orlando City SC

Major League Soccer announced its 2020 playoffs schedule on Friday, revealing the road ahead for the 18 teams qualified for the postseason, including Orlando City for the very first time.

[A look at the current MLS Standings]

A total of 17 matches will be played after this month’s FIFA international dates, including CONEMBOL’s World Cup qualifying matches which is scheduled to run from Nov. 12 to Nov. 17.

For Orlando City, starting goalkeeper Pedro Gallese was recently called-up to play in Peru’s upcoming matches against Chile on Nov. 13 and Argentina on Nov. 17.

Upon his return, Gallese would have to go into the league-mandated nine-day quarantine and be medically cleared before he could re-join the Lions — meaning it’s likely he could miss the first round should Orlando advance in the single-game elimination postseason.


2020 MLS playoffs schedule

Eastern Conference play-in round (2 games)

Note: The lower-seeded advancing team will face the Eastern Conference No. 1 seed in Round 1, while the higher-seeded advancing team will face the Eastern Conference No. 2 seed.

Friday, Nov. 20

  • 6:30 p.m.         FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports                       .
  • 8:30 p.m.         ESPN2/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

Eastern Conference / Western Conference Round 1

Note: Western Conference: No. 1 vs. No. 8 seed, No. 2 vs No. 7 seed, No. 3 vs. No. 6 seed, No. 4 vs No. 5 seed; Eastern Conference: No. 1 vs lower advancing Play-In Round seed, No. 2 vs. higher advancing Play-In Round seed, No. 3 vs. No. 6 seed, No. 4 vs No. 5 seed.

Saturday, Nov. 21
(two games)

  • 12 p.m. ET      UniMás/TUDN, TSN, TVA Sports
  • 3 p.m. ET        UniMás/TUDN, TSN, TVA Sports

Sunday, Nov. 22
(three games)

  • 4 p.m.              FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports                                  
  • 7:30 p.m.         ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports
  • 10 p.m.            ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

Tuesday, Nov. 24
(three games)

  • 6 p.m.              FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports                                  
  • 8 p.m.              ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports    
  • 10:30 p.m.       ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

East & West Semifinal

Note: One single-elimination game, winners advance to Conference Final.

Sunday, Nov. 29
(two games)

  • 3 p.m.              ABC/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports
  • 8 p.m.              ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

Tuesday, Dec. 1
(one game)

  • 6:30 or 9 p.m.   FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

Wednesday, Dec. 2
(one game)

  • 6:30 or 9 p.m.   FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

East & West Final

Sunday, Dec. 6
(two games)

  • 3 p.m.              ABC/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports                   
  • 6:30 p.m.         FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

MLS Cup Final

Saturday, Dec. 12

  • 8 p.m.              FOX, UniMás//TUDN, TSN, TVA Sports

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