LOS ANGELES (Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019) – The LA Galaxy will travel to Allianz Field for a match against Minnesota United in Round One of the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 5:30 p.m. PT in a game broadcast live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.
Following the conclusion of the 2019 MLS Regular Season, the LA Galaxy earned the No. 5 seed in the MLS Western Conference standings and will face No. 4 seed Minnesota United FC in postseason play. The winner will advance to the MLS Western Conference Semifinals with a contest at LAFC on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. PT on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.
The LA Galaxy will host a watch party at Legends Plaza at Dignity Health Sports Park for the match. The game will kick off at 5:30 p.m. PT, with doors opening at 4 p.m. PT for the watch party, presented by Modelo.
The event is free and open to the public and all fans attending are encouraged to bring their own seating. Food trucks will be on site and drink specials available to fans, including 12oz Modelo and Corona for $5 and Michelada for $8. Outside alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
In 24 seasons, this is the 19th time in club history that the LA Galaxy will take part in postseason play. In all, the club holds a 44-22-7 playoff record with an MLS best five MLS Cup victories. Their 44 playoff wins are the most of any team in MLS.
This year will mark the debut of a new format following today’s close of regular season play. The top seven teams from each conference have qualified for postseason play, with the higher seeds enjoying homefield advantage throughout the playoffs and the top seeds in each conference earning a bye in Round One. The biggest change is that this year's postseason will feature single-elimination matches throughout, instead of the two-leg series that preceded MLS Cup in past seasons.
Six Round One games will take place on Oct. 19 and Oct. 20, with the four Eastern and Western Conference Semifinal games set for Wednesday, Oct. 23 and Thursday, Oct. 24. Two games will be played on each of the match dates, and four teams, two from each conference, will advance.
The Conference Finals will take place on consecutive nights, Tuesday, Oct. 29 and Wednesday, Oct. 30, with each of the Conference Champions advancing to 2019 MLS Cup on Sunday, Nov. 10. For the first time in league history, MLS Cup will air domestically in the U.S. on both the ABC Television Network and Univision Network, and in Canada on TSN and TVA Sports.
All dates and times subject to change.
Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs Schedule
*Subject to change.
** All playoff games will be broadcast nationally in Canada on TSN (English) and TVA Sports (French)
ROUND ONE (6 games)
Saturday, Oct. 19
- No. 4 Toronto FC vs. No. 5 D.C. United (Univision / TUDN, 9 am. PT)
Location: BMO Field, Toronto, Canada
- No. 2 Atlanta United vs. No. 7 New England Revolution (Univision / TUDN, 12 p.m. PT)
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
- No. 2 Seattle Sounders FC vs. No. 7 FC Dallas (FS1 / FOX Deportes, 12:30 p.m. PT*)
Location: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
*Game time is subject to change due to national broadcast considerations
- No. 3 Real Salt Lake vs. No. 6 Portland Timbers (ESPNEWS / ESPN Deportes, 7 p.m. PT)
Location: Rio Tinto Stadium, Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, Oct. 20
- No. 3 Philadelphia Union vs. No. 6 New York Red Bulls (FS1 / FOX Deportes, 12 p.m. PT)
Location: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
- No. 4 Minnesota United FC vs. No. 5 LA Galaxy (ESPN / ESPN Deportes, 5:30 p.m. PT)
Location: Allianz Field, St. Paul, MN
CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (4 games)
Wednesday, Oct. 23
- No. 1 New York City FC vs. No. 4 Toronto FC / No. 5 D.C. United (FS1 / FOX Deportes, 4 p.m. PT)
Location: TBD – Yankee Stadium or Citi Field, New York, NY
- No. 2 Seattle Sounders FC / No. 7 FC Dallas vs. No. 3 Real Salt Lake / No. 6 Portland Timbers (FS1 / FOX Deportes, 7 p.m. PT)
Location: TBD highest-seeded team
Thursday, Oct. 24
- No. 2 Atlanta United / No. 7 New England Revolution vs. No. 3 Philadelphia Union / No. 6 New York Red Bulls (ESPN2 / ESPN Deportes, 4:30 p.m. PT)
Location: TBD highest-seeded team
- No. 1 Los Angeles Football Club vs. No. 4 Minnesota United FC / No. 5 LA Galaxy (ESPN / ESPN Deportes, 7:30 p.m. PT)
Location: Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
CONFERENCE FINALS (2 games)
Tuesday, Oct. 29
- Western Conference Final (ESPN / ESPN Deportes, TBD)
Wednesday, Oct. 30
- Eastern Conference Final (FS1 / FOX Deportes, TBD)
2019 MLS CUP
Sunday, Nov. 10
- MLS Cup (ABC / Univision / TSN / TVA Sports, 12 p.m. PT)