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2017 MLS Cup playoffs schedule announced

Now we know the exact date Atlanta United will play in the MLS Cup final

MLS: Seattle Sounders FC Training Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Today Major League Soccer announced the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs schedule. The postseason will get started with four knockout games in October 25-26, where it will match up the third seeds vs six seeds and the fourth seeds vs fifth seeds from both conferences.

After that the winners advance to the Conference Semifinals Oct. 29-Nov. 5 in a two-game, aggregate-goal format, home-and-home series.

After that we’re left with four teams, two from each conference to face up in the Conference Championships, after the FIFA international break the first league of the series will be played on Tuesday, Nov. 21 and the second leg will be the following week between Nov. 28-30.

With the grand finale being played Saturday December 9 at 4pm ET. All games in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs will be broadcasted by FS1, ESPN and UniMás, with TSN and TVA Sports networks transmitting the games in Canada.

Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs Schedule

*Subject to change. Canadian and international broadcast information to be announced at a later date.

Knockout Round

(Conference third seed vs. sixth, and fourth seed vs. fifth seed in a single-game elimination match)

Eastern and Western Conference Knockout Round (4 games)

October 25 Two Games Times TBD (UniMás)

October 26 Two Games Times TBD (UniMás, one game each on FS1 & ESPN2)

Conference Semifinals

(Two-game series, aggregate-goal format between conference top seed vs. lowest advancing seed from Knockout Round and conference second seed vs. highest seed from Knockout Round)

Eastern Conference Semifinal Series

Eastern Conference Semifinal Leg 1 (2 games)

Monday, Oct. 30 Time TBD (FS1)

Tuesday, Oct. 31 Time TBD (ESPN)

Eastern Conference Semifinal Leg 2 (2 games)

Sunday, Nov. 5 Times TBD (ESPN, FS1)

*both games will be played on the same day.

Western Conference Semifinal Series

Western Conference Semifinal Leg 1 (2 games)

Sunday, Oct. 29 5 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Tuesday, Oct. 31 Time TBD (FS1)

Western Conference Semifinal Leg 2 (2 games)

*both games will be played on the same day

Sunday, Nov. 5 Times TBD (ESPN, FS1)

Conference Championships

(Two-game series, aggregate-goal format)

Eastern Conference Championship

Eastern Conference Championship Leg 1 (1 game)

Tuesday, Nov. 21 8 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Eastern Conference Semifinal Leg 2 (1 game)

Nov. 28 or 29 Time TBD (FS1)

Western Conference Championship

Western Conference Championship Leg 1 (1 game)

Tuesday, Nov. 21 Time TBD (FS1)

Western Conference Championship Leg 2 (1 game)

Thursday, Nov. 30 Time TBD (ESPN)

2017 MLS Cup

(Hosted at the home venue of the finalist with the best regular season record)

Saturday, Dec. 9 4 p.m. ET (ESPN, UniMás, TSN, TVA Sports)