Wednesday, August 17 2022

The 14-team 2021 MLS Cup playoffs kick off Saturday with two games: New York Red Bulls at Philadelphia Union (2:30 p.m. ET on Univision/TUDN) and Vancouver Whitecaps at Sporting Kansas City (5 p.m. ET on UniMás/TUDN).

The action continues with two games Sunday – Atlanta United at New York City FC (3 p.m. ET on ABC) and Minnesota United at Portland Timbers (5:30 p.m. ET on ESPN – and two more on Tuesday – Orlando City SC at Nashville SC (8 p.m. ET on FS1) and Real Salt Lake at Seattle Sounders (10:30 p.m. on FS1).

The Supporters’ Shield-winning New England Revolution and the Western Conference’s first-place team, the Colorado Rapids, each have first-round playoff byes.

The 26th edition of MLS Cup will be held Saturday, Dec. 11 at the home stadium of the team with the better regular-season record (3 p.m. ET, ABC).

Here is the 2021 MLS playoff schedule with dates, times and television information. Live streams for ABC/ESPN games available on Watch ESPN; FOX games on FOX Sports Live. Games also available to be live streamed on fuboTV.

What is the 2021 MLS playoff schedule?

ROUND 1

  • Nov. 20: Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls 2:30 p.m. ET (Univision/TUDN)

  • Nov. 20: Sporting Kansas City vs. Vancouver Whitecaps, 5 p.m. ET (UniMás/TUDN)

  • Nov. 21: New York City FC vs. Atlanta United, 3 p.m. ET (ABC)

  • Nov. 21: Portland Timbers vs. Minnesota United, 5:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

  • Nov. 23: Nashville SC vs. Orlando City SC, 8 p.m. ET (FS1)

  • Nov. 23: Seattle Sounders vs. Real Salt Lake, 10:30 p.m. ET FS1)

CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

  • Nov. 25: Colorado Rapids vs. TBD, 4:30 p.m. ET (FOX)

  • Nov. 28: TBD vs. TBD, 3 p.m. ET (ABC)

  • Nov. 28: TBD vs. TBD, 5:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

  • Nov. 30: New England Revolution vs. TBD, 7:30 p.m. ET (FS1)

CONFERENCE FINALS

  • Dec. 4: TBD vs. TBD, 6 p.m. ET (FS1)

  • Dec. 5: TBD vs. TBD, 3 p.m. ET (ABC)

MLS CUP

  • Dec. 11: TBD vs. TBD, 3 p.m. ET (ABC, UniMás)

Which teams are favorites to win MLS Cup 2021?

Entering the playoffs, the New England Revolution (+250) are favorites to win MLS Cup, according to Tipico Sportsbook.

Here are the odds for the other teams to win the league championship: Colorado Rapids (+400), Seattle Sounders (+650), Philadelphia Union (+900), Sporting Kansas City (+1000), New York City FC (+1000), Nashville SC (+1200), Portland Timbers (+2000), Vancouver Whitecaps (+3000), Orlando City SC (+3000), Atlanta United (+3000), Minnesota United (+3000), New York Red Bulls (+4000), Real Salt Lake (+5000).

Which teams have won MLS Cup?

2020: Columbus Crew over Seattle Sounders (Mapfre Stadium), 3-0

2019: Seattle Sounders FC over Toronto FC (CenturyLink Field), 3-1

2018: Atlanta United over Portland Timbers (Mercedes-Benz Stadium), 2-0

2017: Toronto FC over Seattle Sounders FC (BMO Field), 2-0

2016: Seattle Sounders FC over Toronto FC (BMO Field), 0-0 (Sounders won penalty shootout, 5-4)

2015: Portland Timbers over Columbus Crew (Mapfre Stadium), 2-1

2014: Los Angeles Galaxy over New England Revolution (StubHub Center), 2-1 (extra time)

2013: Sporting Kansas City over Real Salt Lake (Sporting Park), 1-1 (SKC won penalty shootout, 7-6)

2012: Los Angeles Galaxy over Houston Dynamo (Home Depot Center), 3-1

2011: Los Angeles Galaxy over Houston Dynamo (Home Depot Center), 1-0

2010: Colorado Rapids over FC Dallas (BMO Field), 2-1 (extra time)

2009: Real Salt Lake over Los Angeles Galaxy (Qwest Field), 1-1 (RSL won penalty shootout, 5-4)

2008: Columbus Crew over New York Red Bulls (Home Depot Center), 3-1

2007: Houston Dynamo over New England Revolution (RFK Stadium), 2-1

2006: Houston Dynamo over New England Revolution (Pizza Hut Park), 1-1 (Dynamo won penalty shootout, 4-3)

2005: Los Angeles Galaxy over New England Revolution (Pizza Hut Park), 1-0 (extra time)

2004: D.C. United over Kansas City Wizards (Home Depot Center), 3-2

2003: San Jose Earthquakes over Chicago Fire (Home Depot Center), 4-2

2002: Los Angeles Galaxy over New England Revolution (Gillette Stadium), 1-0 (extra time)

2001: San Jose Earthquakes over Los Angeles Galaxy (Crew Stadium), 2-1 (extra time)

2000: Kansas City Wizards over Chicago Fire (RFK Stadium), 1-0

1999: D.C. United over Los Angeles Galaxy (Foxboro Stadium), 2-0

1998: Chicago Fire over D.C. United (Rose Bowl), 2-0

1997: D.C. United over Colorado Rapids (RFK Stadium), 2-1

1996: D.C. United over Los Angeles Galaxy (Foxboro Stadium), 3-2 (extra time)

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Live stream MLS playoffs: Game times, TV channels, how to watch, odds

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