MLS reveals potential playoff dates, will observe November international date

Dates for knockout round, Conference semi & finals plus MLS Cup all set

On Thursday, MLS revealed the potential matchdays for the 2013 MLS Cup Playoffs.

With 2014 World Cup qualifying still going on around the globe, the league will observe the international date that falls on the third weekend of November. And as was the case in 2012, there will be an extended break between the second leg of the Conference Finals and MLS Cup, which also coincides with the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.

In short, there is plenty of time for players to get rest as they prepare for the biggest matches of the season.

Here are the dates for the playoffs:

  • Knockout Games: Oct. 30-31 (Wed.-Thurs.)
  • Conference Semifinals, Leg 1: Nov. 2-3 (Sat.-Sun.)
  • Conference Semifinals, Leg 2: Nov. 6-7 (Wed.-Thurs.)
  • Conference Finals, Leg 1: Nov. 9-10 (Sat.-Sun.)
  • Conference Finals, Leg 2: Nov. 23-24 (Sat.-Sun.)
  • MLS Cup: Dec. 7 (Sat.)

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