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30 October 10:10 am

FC Dallas opened the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs, presented by AT&T, with a 2-1 Knockout Round win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Wednesday night. The victory advanced FCD to the Western Conference Semifinals where they'll face Clint Dempsey and the Supporters' Shield-winning Seattle Sounders.

MLS Cup Playoffs Tickets: FC Dallas vs. Seattle Sounders FC

FC Dallas will host the first match of the series this Sunday, Nov. 2 before wrapping up the two-leg series in Seattle on Monday, Nov. 10. The winner will face the winner of the other semifinal between the LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake in the Western Conference Championship. Check out the Western Conference Playoffs schedule below or see the complete Playoffs schedule on MLSsoccer.com.

KNOCKOUT ROUND

HOME VS AWAY

FC Dallas

West 4 seed

2-1

Vancouver Whitecaps

West 5 seed

WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINAL - SEA vs TBD

HOME VS AWAY

FC Dallas

West 4 seed

Sunday

Nov 2
8 pm CT

Seattle Sounders

West 1 seed

TV: ESPN2 | Deportes | WatchESPN | TSN2 | TICKETS

Seattle Sounders

West 1 seed

Monday

Nov 10
9:30 pm CT

FC Dallas

West 4 seed

TV: NBCSN |  NBCSports.com | UDN | TSN2 | RDS2

WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINAL - LA vs RSL

HOME VS AWAY

Real Salt Lake

West 3 seed

Saturday

Nov 1
7 pm CT

LA Galaxy

West 2 seed

TV: NBCSN | NBCSports.com | RDS2

LA Galaxy

West 2 seed

Sunday

Nov 9
6:30 pm CT

Real Salt Lake

West 3 seed

TV: ESPN2 | Deportes | WatchESPN | TSN2 | RDS2

WESTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

HOME VS AWAY

TBD

West

Nov 22-23

TBD

West

TV: TBD

TBD

West

Nov 29-30

TBD

West

TV: TBD

MLS CUP

HOME VS AWAY

TBD

Conference Champion

Sunday
Dec 7

2:00 PM CT

TBD

Conference Champion

ESPN  |  UniMas  |  TSN1  |  RDS1  |  Sirius XM

 

29 October 10:38 pm

FC Dallas edged out Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2-1 in the Western Conference Knockout Round of the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs, presented by AT&T, Wednesday night. Dallas scored the first goal of the match when Mauro Diaz set up rookie forward Tesho Akindele for a goal in the 40th minute.

First Half Highlights

Vancouver equalized in the 64th minute on a goal by Erik Hurtado, but FCD would retake the lead 20 minutes later when Whitecaps center back Kendall Waston was called for a handball in the box. Michel converted from the spot to clinch the win for FC Dallas.

Second Half Highlights

29 October 2:08 pm

This is it. The playoffs have returned to Toyota Stadium and tonight FC Dallas will host Vancouver Whitecaps FC in a winner-take-all wild card round matchup. Here are the 10 things to know before heading to Toyota Stadium tonight to scream your brains out:

1. Tonight's match, and our entire playoff run, is Driven by Toyota. They've partnered with Chase to provide everyone who enters Toyota Stadium with a free #RedForGlory rally scarf. Be sure to wave yours proudly at tonight's game!

2. Our honorary scarfer tonight is Dallas Stars center Rich Peverley! He's got a pretty amazing story, and we're super excited to have him. Join us at around 7:30 on the north concourse for the ceremony.

3. If we win tonight's match, we will host Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday night at 8:00PM in the first leg of the Western Conference semifinals. Stay tuned for a special ticket offer after tonight's game should we triumph.

4. Bring the kiddos out to tonight's match in their best halloween costumes. Toyota is sponsoring Trunk or Treat on the north concourse. Each of our Toyotas will have some candy in the trunk for the kids. We may even let adults have a piece or two if they ask nicely.

5. FC Dallas has earned the right to host a playoff home game & you've earned the right to cheer the team to victory in such a huge game. Be louuuuuud tonight.

6. While parking is always free for everyone at Toyota Stadium, our Toyota drivers out there can enjoy FREE upgraded parking in the Camry Gold Lot tonight. The Camry Gold Lot is directly NW of the stadium adjacent to the Dr. Pink field.

7. FCD & Vancouver have played three extremely hard-fought games this year with great goals, great saves and some controversy as well. Take a look back at the previous meetings.

8. The weather for tonight's match should be absolutely perfect. Forecasted temperature at kickoff is 70 degrees dropping down to 65 by the end of the match. It's gonna feel like fall.

9. If you can't make it to Toyota Stadium, tonight's match is live on Time Warner Cable Sports Channel 323 with Mark Followill & Kevin Hartman as well as 100.7FM with Steve Davis & 1270AM with Carlos Alvarado & Rafa Calderon.

10. Don't have your tickets yet? Are you crazy?! Beat box office lines & get them here.

28 October 1:38 pm

FC Dallas returns to the postseason for the first time since 2011 when the team hosts Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Toyota Stadium Wednesday night. Scott and Daniel get you ready for the start of FCD's playoff run with the Keys to the Match, driven by Toyota.

27 October 10:19 am

FC Dallas and Vancouver Whitecaps FC have played three hard-fought games in 2014 and they’re going to go at it one more time on Wednesday night in the 2014 MLS Cup Playoff curtain-raiser, a do-or-die wild card round matchup. Let’s take a look back at the three matches they’ve played this season:

Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2, FC Dallas 2 – Sunday, July 27th BC Place

Raul in Vancouver

Goals from Michel and Blas Perez saw FC Dallas take a 2-1 lead into the halftime break, but a controversial second half PK from Pedro Morales earned a point for the Whitecaps.

This match will be remembered, however, for some heroics from goalkeeper Raul “Superman” Fernandez. The Peruvian made seven acrobatic saves denying Morales who had an incredible 12 shots on goal.

FC Dallas 2, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1 – Saturday, September 13th Toyota Stadium

FCD 2, VAN 1

Oscar Pareja’s side extended the Whitecaps hoodoo in Frisco as two goals from Blas Perez sent Vancouver’s all-time record at Toyota Stadium to 0-5-0 with a 2-1 win for FCD.

Perez’s first goal was a spectacular, if perhaps accidental, effort from nearly the corner flag. His cross/shot looped over the head of goalkeeper David Ousted and straight into the goal sending the Budweiser Beer Garden into raptures.

Perez won it late for FC Dallas, hammering home a rebound in the 78th minute to earn all three points for FC Dallas, a huge home win that proved vital later in the season.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2, FC Dallas 0 – Saturday, October 4th BC Place

VAN 2, FCD 0

The Whitecaps earned their second-ever win over FC Dallas with a comprehensive 2-0 home win earlier this month. A five-minute double from Sebastian Fernandez in the first half was all the offense Vancouver needed as the Whitecaps were able to sit on the 2-0 lead for pretty much the entire match.

Despite having 24 crosses to Vancouver’s 5 and earning more shots, corners and possession, FCD was unable to seriously test Ousted in goal in this match.

A hard-fought match that saw 31 fouls committed, coaches from both sides were seen getting into a bit of a tiff at the final whistle adding a little extra spice to what should be an incredible match on Wednesday night at Toyota Stadium.

27 October 10:06 am

It's official, the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs presented by AT&T will kick off in North Texas. It all starts when FC Dallas hosts Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Toyota Stadium this Wednesday, October 29 at 8 pm.

Get your FC Dallas Playoff tickets NOW!

After the two midweek Knockout Round matches it goes straight into the Conference Semifinals this weekend. Check out the Western Conference Playoff schedule below or see the complete Playoff schedule on MLSsoccer.com.

KNOCKOUT ROUND

HOME VS AWAY

FC Dallas

West 4 seed

Wednesday

Oct 29
8 pm CT

Vancouver Whitecaps

West 5 seed

TV: TSN1 | TWCSC-Texas  | MLS LIVE | TICKETS

WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINAL - SEA vs TBD

HOME VS AWAY

TBD

West 4/5 seed

Sunday

Nov 2
8 pm CT

Seattle Sounders

West 1 seed

TV: ESPN2 | Deportes | WatchESPN | TSN2 | TICKETS

Seattle Sounders

West 1 seed

Monday

Nov 10
9:30 pm CT

TBD

West 4/5 seed

TV: NBCSN |  NBCSports.com | UDN | TSN2 | RDS2

WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINAL - LA vs RSL

HOME VS AWAY

Real Salt Lake

West 3 seed

Saturday

Nov 1
7 pm CT

LA Galaxy

West 2 seed

TV: NBCSN | NBCSports.com | RDS2

LA Galaxy

West 2 seed

Sunday

Nov 9
6:30 pm CT

Real Salt Lake

West 3 seed

TV: ESPN2 | Deportes | WatchESPN | TSN2 | RDS2

WESTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

HOME VS AWAY

TBD

West

Nov 22-23

TBD

West

TV: TBD

TBD

West

Nov 29-30

TBD

West

TV: TBD

MLS CUP

HOME VS AWAY

TBD

Conference Champion

Sunday
Dec 7

2:00 PM CT

TBD

Conference Champion

ESPN  |  UniMas  |  TSN1  |  RDS1  |  Sirius XM

25 October 10:00 pm

FC Dallas dropped a 2-0 result to the Portland Timbers in the regular season finale at Toyota Stadium on Saturday night. Portland took a 1-0 lead in the first half on a goal by Darlington Nagbe.

First Half Higlights

The second half featured two disallowed goals for FC Dallas. The Timbers eventually iced the game with a Maximiliano Urruti goal in the 82nd minute.

Second Half Highlights

24 October 3:09 pm

Here's your Keys to the Match pres. by Toyota for Saturday's regular season finale vs Portland:

20 October 2:55 pm

Here are the best pictures from Saturday's win over Colorado:

 

20 October 1:53 pm

Saturday's win at Colorado coupled with Real Salt Lake's draw at Portland has made the playoff picture pretty clear for FC Dallas with one week left to go in the season. Let's talk about it:

FC Dallas will finish third in the Western Conference if:

-Real Salt Lake loses or draws against Chivas USA on Wednesday night

OR

-FC Dallas defeats Portland Timbers FC on Saturday night

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If FC Dallas finishes third, our Western Conference semifinal playoff schedule will be:

WC Semifinal 1st leg - LA Galaxy/Seattle Sounders FC at FC Dallas - Saturday, November 1 or Sunday, November 2 Toyota Stadium

WC Semifinal 2nd leg - FC Dallas at LA Galaxy - 8:00PM - Sunday, November 9 StubHub Center

OR

2nd leg - FC Dallas at Seattle Sounders FC - 9:30PM Monday, November 10 CenturyLink Field

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FC Dallas will finish fourth in the Western Conference if:

-Real Salt Lake defeats Chivas USA on Wednesday night

AND

-FC Dallas draws or loses to Portland Timbers FC on Saturday night

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If FC Dallas finishes fourth, our Western Conference playoff schedule will be:

Wild Card Round - Vancouver Whitecaps/Portland Timbers at FC Dallas - 7:30PM Wednesday, October 29 Toyota Stadium

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If FCD wins the Wild Card Round, our WC Semifinal schedule would be:

WC Semifinal 1st leg - LA Galaxy/Seattle Sounders FC at FC Dallas - Saturday, November 1 or Sunday, November 2nd

WC Semifinal 2nd leg - FC Dallas at LA Galaxy - 8:00PM - Sunday, November 9 Toyota Stadium

OR

WC Semifinal 2nd leg - FC Dallas at Seattle Sounders FC - 9:30PM Monday, November 10 CenturyLink Field

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PLAYOFF FORMAT

For those not familiar with the MLS Cup playoff format, the top five teams in each conference make the playoffs.

Fourth place hosts fifth place in a one-game wild card playoff with the winner playing the top seed in a two-leg semifinal while second will play third also in a two-leg playoff. The two-leg playoff rounds will feature home games at both stadiums and whoever has the highest combined score will advance. The lower seed will host the first game while the higher seed will host the second match.

The winners of the semifinals will play each other in a two-leg conference final and the winners of the conference finals will play in the one-game MLS Cup played at the home of the remaining team with the most points earned in the regular season.

TICKETS - FC Dallas vs Portland Timbers - Saturday, October 25 7:30PM