MLS: The playoffs will start on October 15
The Major League Soccer (MLS) playoff matches will begin during the weekend of October 15 and soccer fans will be able to follow all the post-season matches on one of the TVA Sports channels.
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 in the East, CF Montreal has an excellent chance of participating after the last 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 October 20 and 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.
Additionally, Sunday, October 9 will be comprised of intra-conference games only, with Eastern duels beginning at 2:30 p.m. Western duels following 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.