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August 9, 2011 at 2:35 PM

2011 MLS Cup playoff dates announced: Oct. 26 to Nov. 20

MLS Logo.jpgMLS announced its schedule for the playoffs this season. As you might remember, 10 teams qualify for postseason this year — the top three from each conference, then the next four best teams regardless of conference. More details on MLSsoccer.com.

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Wild Card Games (Oct. 26-27) – hosted by higher seed; single elimination

Conference Semifinals, First Leg (Oct. 29-30) – hosted by lower seed

Conference Semifinals, Second Leg (Nov. 2-3) – hosted by higher seed; winner by aggregate goals

Conference Championships (Nov. 5-6) – hosted by higher seed; single elimination

NOTE: A break occurs here due to FIFA fixtures on Nov. 11 &15.

MLS Cup 2011 (Nov. 20) – at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.; single-game final

NOTE: No team will be scheduled to play on Thursday and Saturday of a given week.

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