Portland Timbers set to play away game at Providence Park originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest
The MLS has announced the regular-season schedule through September which includes three more games ahead of the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs.
The Timbers will travel to San Jose on Saturday, September 19, 2020 to take on the Earthquakes at 7:30 p.m. PT on Fox 12 Plus before coming back north for two more games in Portland. However, only one of those games will be played with the Timbers as the home team.
Portland will host Seattle for the second time in the MLS restart at 7:00 p.m. PT on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 on Fox 12 Plus. It'll be the third matchup between the rivals since the regular-season restarted towards the end of August.
Finally, the Timbers will close the regular-season playing Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. PT on Root Sports but Portland will be the designated away team. Vancouver is one of three Canadian MLS teams that will be traveling to the United States and host a game at an opposing arena.
All games in Portland will be played without fans.
Additional 2020 MLS regular season matches will be announced pending further developments regarding travel protocols.
In addition to announcing regular-season match details through September, MLS also today confirmed qualification details and the competition format for the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs.
The Audi MLS Cup Playoffs will again consist of single-elimination matches hosted by the higher-seeded team and follow a straight bracket format through MLS Cup on Dec.12.
As previously announced, in an expansion of the postseason for 2020, 18 clubs will compete in the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs. Eight teams from the 12-team Western Conference will qualify directly to Round 1. The top six seeds from the 14-team Eastern Conference will qualify directly to Round 1. Eastern Conference seeds 7-10 will each compete in a play-in match (No. 7 vs. No. 10, and No. 8 vs. No. 9) to determine the two additional Eastern Conference teams that will qualify for the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs Round 1.
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.
The Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs schedule and broadcast details will be announced at a later date.