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October 29, 2012 at 4:11 PM

MLS releases playoff schedule update, Sounders announce broadcast information

mls cup playoffs 2012.jpgMore details on the playoffs became available Monday, starting with a confirmed kickoff time for Sounders FC’s home game against Real Salt Lake — it starts at 7 p.m.

Broadcast information also became known. The local broadcast by Ross Fletcher and Kasey Keller will be televised nationally by the NBC Sports Network (exactly what happened for the regular-season game between the two teams a couple weeks ago).

Also like last time, the game will be available exclusively on KONG-TV 6/16 in the Seattle and on ROOT Sports across the region (Eastern Washington, Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, etc.).

Friday’s game can also be heard live on KIRO 97.3-FM and in Spanish on La Gran D 99.3 FM.

The second leg of the series at Rio Tinto Stadium will kick off at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 8. TV details have not been confirmed yet.

Posted after the jump is the full playoff schedule as released by the league…

Knockout Round

(Home teams listed first):

— Chicago Fire vs. Houston Dynamo – Wed., Oct. 31, 6 p.m. PT (ESPN2/Deportes, TSN2, RDS2)

— LA Galaxy vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC – Thurs., Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. PT (NBCSN, TSN, RDS2, UDN)

Western Conference Semifinals

First Leg (Home teams listed first):

— Seattle Sounders FC vs. Real Salt Lake — Fri., Nov. 2, 7 p.m. PT (NBCSN)

— LA Galaxy vs. San Jose Earthquakes – Sun., Nov. 4, 6 p.m. PT (ESPN/Deportes, TSN2, RDS2)

OR

— Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes – Sun., Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. PT (ESPN2/Deportes, TSN2, RDS2)

Second Leg (Home teams listed first):

— Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle Sounders FC – Thu., Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m. PT (ESPN2/Deportes or MLS Live/UDN, TSN2, RDS2)

— San Jose Earthquakes vs. LA – Wed., Nov. 7, 8 p.m. PT (ESPN2/Deportes, TSN2, RDS2)

OR

— San Jose Earthquakes vs. VAN – Wed. Nov. 7, Time TBD (MLS Live/TSN2, RDS2)

Eastern Conference Semifinals

First Leg (Home teams listed first):

— New York Red Bulls vs. D.C. United – Sat., Nov. 3, 5 p.m. PT (NBCSN)

— CHI or HOU vs. Sporting Kansas City – Sun., Nov. 4, 12:30 p.m. PT (NBC)

Second Leg (Home teams listed first):

— D.C. United vs. New York Red Bulls – Wed., Nov. 7, 5 p.m. PT (NBCSN, TSN2, RDS2)

— Sporting Kansas City vs. CHI or HOU – Wed., Nov. 7, 6 p.m. PT (MLS Live, Direct Kick)

Conference Championships

First Leg (at lower seed)

— Eastern Conference – Sat., Nov. 10, 3:30 p.m. ET (NBC)

— Western Conference – Sun., Nov. 11, 9 p.m. ET (ESPN/Deportes, TSN2, RDS2)

OR if at Seattle: Mon., Nov 12, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN2/Deportes, TSN2, RDS2)

Second Leg (at higher seed)

— TBD – Sat., Nov. 17 or Sun., Nov. 18, Time TBD (NBCSN, TSN2, RDS2)

— TBD – Sun., Nov. 18, 9 p.m. ET (ESPN/Deportes, TSN2)

MLS Cup 2012

Saturday, December 1 (hosted by finalist with best regular season record)

— 4:30 p.m. ET (ESPN, TeleFutura, TSN, RDS) Site TBD

Key to television networks:

Deportes = ESPNDeportes (Spanish)

NBCSN = NBC Sports Network

RDS & RDS2 = in Canada (French)

TSN & TSN2 = in Canada (English)

UDN = Univision Deportes Network (Spanish)

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