CARSON, Calif. (Tuesday, October 23, 2012) – The LA Galaxy will host Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the inaugural Western Conference Knockout Match on Thursday, November 1 at The Home Depot Center. That game, which is presented by The Flame Broiler, will kick off at 7:30 p.m. and will be shown live nationally on the NBC Sports Network.
The Knockout Match will be played over 90 minutes, which would be followed by 30 minutes (two 15-minute halves) of extra time if the game is tied. If the game is still tied after extra time, it would be decided on penalties. The winner of the Knockout Match will move on to face the San Jose Earthquakes in the Western Conference Semifinals.
If the Galaxy, who were 2-0-1 against Vancouver this season, defeat the Whitecaps in the Knockout Round, they will host the first leg of their Semifinal Series against the Earthquakes on Sunday, November 4 at The Home Depot Center with the return leg being played in San Jose a few days later.
Prior to beginning the MLS Cup Playoffs, the Galaxy will play a pair of games this week, first in El Salvador against Isidro Metapan in the CONCACAF Champions League and then at home against Seattle Sounders FC in the MLS regular season finale. The game against Metapan kicks off at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 25 and can be seen live on FOX Soccer and Univision Deportes Dos. The season finale against Seattle, which is presented by Pechanga Resort & Casino, kicks off at 6 p.m. and a limited number of tickets still remain.