GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (Nov. 9, 2020) – Minnesota United and Major League Soccer today announced the Loons will host the Colorado Rapids on Sunday, November 22 at 6:30 p.m. CT in Round One of the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs at Allianz Field. The game will be broadcast on ESPN and SKOR North Radio.

For the safety of our players, staff and fans, Minnesota United has made the decision to play all 2020 playoff games behind closed doors.  

After the postseason kicks off with two Eastern Conference Play-In Round games on Nov. 20, Round One will feature eight single elimination matches from Nov. 21-24 on the road to crowning the 2020 MLS Cup champions on Dec. 12 (7 p.m. CT, FOX, UniMás/TUDN, TSN, and TVA Sports).

The Play-In Round on Nov. 20 will pit veteran head coach Bruce Arena’s New England Revolution (No. 8 seed) against first-year MLS manager Thierry Henry’s Montreal Impact (No. 9 seed) at Gillette Stadium (5:30 p.m. CT, FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports). Then a head-to-head matchup between first-year clubs Nashville SC (No. 7 seed) and Inter Miami CF (No. 10 seed) at Nissan Stadium (8 p.m. CT, ESPN2/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports) will guarantee that an expansion team progresses to the next round for the first time since 1998.

The winners of the two Play-In Round matches will advance to Round One.

Round One gets underway on Nov. 21 with an Eastern Conference doubleheader, featuring Orlando City SC (No. 4 seed) in their first-ever postseason appearance. Orlando City will face expansion-year counterparts New York City FC (No. 5 seed) at Exploria Stadium (11 a.m. CT, UniMás/TUDN, TSN, and TVA Sports). Next up, Columbus Crew SC (No. 3 seed) will host the New York Red Bulls (No. 6 seed) at MAPFRE Stadium (2 p.m. CT, UniMás/TUDN, TSN, TVA Sports). Both matches will be available in English language, streaming live on MLSsoccer.com and the MLS App in addition to local market English-language broadcasts, which will be announced in select markets.  

FOX Sports showcases the first of three Western Conference Round One games slated for Nov. 22, when Sporting Kansas City (No. 1 seed) face the San Jose Earthquakes (No. 8 seed) at Children’s Mercy Park (3 p.m. CT, FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports). Western Conference coverage continues with an ESPN doubleheader featuring Minnesota United FC (No. 4 seed) vs. the Colorado Rapids (No. 5 seed) at Allianz Field (6:30 p.m. CT, ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports) before the Portland Timbers (No. 3 seed) take on FC Dallas (No. 6 seed) at Providence Park (9 pm. CT, ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports).

On Nov. 24, Toronto FC (No. 2 seed) host the higher-seeded Play-In Round winner at Rentschler Field (5 p.m. CT, FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports), and the Philadelphia Union (No. 1 overall seed) will host lower-seeded winner from the Play-In Round at Subaru Park (7 p.m. CT, ESPN, ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports).

Round One concludes on Nov. 24, when the reigning MLS Cup champions Seattle Sounders FC (No. 2 seed) face the Los Angeles Football Club (No. 7 seed) at CenturyLink Field (9:30 p.m. CT, ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports).

Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs Schedule 
Subject to change. All time Central.

Eastern Conference Play-In Round (2 games) 
(The lower-seeded advancing team will face the Eastern Conference No. 1 seed in Round 1, while the higher-seeded advancing team will face the Eastern Conference No. 2 seed.)

Friday, Nov. 20(two games)
5:30 p.m.         No. 8 New England Revolution vs. No. 9 Montreal Impact
(FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports)

8 p.m.              No. 7 Nashville SC vs. No. 10 Inter Miami CF
(ESPN2/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports)

Eastern and Western Conference Round One (8 games) 
(Western Conference No. 1 vs. No. 8 seed, No. 2 vs No. 7 seed, No. 3 vs. No. 6 seed, Nov. 4 vs No. 5 seed. Eastern Conference No. 1 vs lower advancing Play-In Round seed, No. 2 vs. higher advancing Play-In Round seed, No. 3 vs. No. 6 seed, Nov. 4 vs No. 5 seed) 

Round One (8 games)

Saturday, Nov. 21
(two games)
11 a.m.            No. 4 Orlando City SC vs. No. 5 New York City FC
(UniMás/TUDN, TSN, TVA Sports, MLSsoccer.com, MLS App)

2 p.m.              No. 3 Columbus Crew SC vs. No. 6 New York Red Bulls
(UniMás/TUDN, TSN, TVA Sports, MLSsoccer.com, MLS App)

Sunday, Nov. 22
(three games)
3 p.m.              No.1 Sporting Kansas City vs. No. 8 San Jose Earthquakes
(FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports)

6:30 p.m.         No. 4 Minnesota United FC vs. No. 5 Colorado Rapids
(ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports)

9 p.m.            No. 3 Portland Timbers vs. No. 6 FC Dallas
(ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports)

Tuesday, Nov. 24
(three games)
5 p.m.              No. 2 Toronto FC vs. higher advancing seed from the Play-In Round
(FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports)   

7 p.m.              No. 1 Philadelphia Union vs. lower advancing seed of the Play-In Round
(ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports)

9:30 p.m.       No. 2 Seattle Sounders FC vs. No. 7 Los Angeles Football Club
(ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports)

Eastern and Western Conference Semifinal (4 games)
(Single-elimination game, winners advance to Conference Final)

Sunday, Nov. 29
(two games)
2 p.m.              Eastern Conference Semifinal (ABC/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports)
7 p.m.              Eastern Conference Semifinal (ESPN/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports)

Tuesday, Dec. 1
(one game)
8 or 9 p.m.       Western Conference Semifinal          (FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports)

Wednesday, Dec. 2
(one game)
8 or 9 p.m.   Western Conference Semifinal (FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports)

Eastern and Western Conference Final (2 games)
(One single-elimination game, winners advance to MLS Cup)

Sunday, Dec. 6
(two games)
2 p.m.              ABC/ESPN Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports                   
5:30 p.m.         FS1/FOX Deportes, TSN, TVA Sports

2020 MLS Cup (1 game)
(Eastern Conference Champion vs. Western Conference Champion One single-elimination game that will crown the 2020 MLS Cup Champion.)

Saturday, Dec. 12
7 p.m.              FOX, UniMás//TUDN, TSN, TVA Sports

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (Nov. 9, 2020) – Minnesota United FC midfielder Kevin Molino was voted the Major League Soccer Player of the Week for the final week of the 2020 MLS season.
 
Molino was involved in all three of Minnesota’s goals in a 3-0 victory over FC Dallas at Allianz Field on Decision Day 2020 presented by AT&T, contributing two goals and an assist in Sunday’s game. The Trinidad and Tobago national team member finished the regular season with nine goals and four assists. Minnesota finished the year in fourth place in the Western Conference with 34 points and 1.62 points per game (9-5-7 overall record), securing home-field advantage in Round One of the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs. 
 
Minnesota took a 1-0 lead in the 17th minute when Emanuel Reynoso sent a ball just inside the top of the box, where Molino finished with a right-footed shot to the bottom left corner of goal (watch goal). Molino would then assist on Reynoso’s 47th minute goal to give Minnesota a 2-0 advantage (watch assist).
 
Molino completed his brace in the 79th minute, giving him the sixth multigoal game of his MLS career, when Reynoso found him in the center of the box for an open right-footed finish to cap the Loons’ 3-0 win (watch goal).
 
Minnesota will open the postseason when it hosts the Colorado Rapids in Round One of the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs at a date and time to be announced in the coming days.
 
The MLS Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season through both media and fan voting in a process conducted by MLS Communications. A panel of journalists from the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) comprises 75 percent of the vote, while a Twitter fan vote represents the remaining 25 percent of voting. NASR consists of members of print, television, radio and online media.

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