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Sounders vs. Sporting KC one of four play-in games.

MLS: Real Salt Lake at Seattle Sounders FC Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

After an exciting #DecisionDay, MLS released the Audi 2016 MLS Playoffs schedule. It does look like the schedule should only affect one potential Sounders game. If all goes the Sounders way, and they end up in the Conference finals (knock on wood), and Seattle is the lower seed, the game would have to be changed due to a Seahawks game on the same day. If we find ourselves in the Conference finals as the higher seed, football lines should not be a problem, as the Hawks have an away game that day.

Seattle’s knock-out game will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1 and UniMás. And, depending on where we find ourselves, further games will be broadcasted by either FS1 or ESPN.

Below is the full MLS Playoff schedule as of today:

Audi 2016 MLS Playoffs National Broadcast Schedule:

*Games are subject to change. TSN and RDN networks will broadcast matches played by a Canadian MLS team and select additional matches

Knockout Round

(Conference Third seed vs. Sixth, Fourth seed vs. Fifth seed in a single knockout match; Clubs may broadcast their own Knockout Round match in market on English-language TV.)

Wed., Oct. 26

  • 7:30 PM PM ET Toronto FC vs Philadelphia Union at BMO Field, ESPN2 & UniMás
  • 10:30 PM ET LA Galaxy vs Real Salt Lake at StubHub Center, UniMás

Thurs., Oct. 27

  • 7:30 PM ET D.C. United vs Montreal Impact at RFK Stadium, UniMás
  • 10:00 PM ET Seattle Sounders vs Sporting KC at CenturyLink Field, FS1 & UniMás

Western and Eastern Conference Semifinals

(Two-game series, aggregate-goal format between conference top seed vs. lowest advancing seed from Knockout Round and conference second seed vs. highest seed from Knockout Round.)

First Leg- Sun., Oct. 30
Hosted by lower seed

  • 3:00 PM ET, ESPN
  • 5:00 PM ET, ESPN
  • 7:00 PM ET, FS1
  • 9:30 PM ET, FS1

Second Leg- Sun., Nov. 6
Hosted by higher seed

  • 3:00 PM ET, ESPN
  • 5:00 PM ET, ESPN
  • 7:30 PM ET, FS1
  • 10:00 PM ET, FS1

International FIFA Window

  • Nov. 11 USA v. Mexico (FS1 and UniMás)

Conference Championships

(Two-game series, aggregate goal format.)

Sun., Nov. 20 Western Conference

  • First Leg- 8:00 PM ET, FS1 with the lower seed hosting. (If the Sounders made this match it would need to be rescheduled as the Seahawks hos the Eagles.)

Tues., Nov. 22 Eastern Conference

  • First Leg- 8:00 PM ET, ESPN with the lower seed hosting.

Sun., Nov. 27 Western Conference

  • Second Leg- 4:00 PM ET, ESPN with the higher seed hosting.

Wed., Nov. 30 Eastern Conference Finals

  • Second Leg- 7:00 PM ET, FS1 with the higher seed hosting.

2016 MLS Cup

Sat., Dec. 10

8:00 PM ET, FOX, UniMás, TSN, RDS

Yes, that Fox, not FS1 or FS2. That’s the broadcast station (13/113 in Seattle).