Portland Timbers announce remaining regular-season schedule originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest
While the MLS Playoffs will begin in November, the Timbers still have a long ways to go until they qualify for the postseason.
The MLS announced the remainder of the regular-season schedule which will culminate in Decision Day on November 8th, 2020.
The games added to Portland's schedule are as follows.
- Colorado Rapids | Saturday, October 3rd | 7:00 p.m.
- @ LA Galaxy | Wednesday, October 7th | 7:30 p.m.
- San Jose Earthquakes | Sunday, October 11th | 7:00 p.m.
- @ Real Salt Lake | Wednesday, October 14th | 6:30 p.m.
- LAFC | Sunday, October 18th | 7:00 p.m.
- @ Seattle Sounders FC | Saturday, October 24th | 7:00 p.m.
- LA Galaxy | Saturday, October 24th | 7:00 p.m.
- Vancouver Whitecaps FC | Sunday, November 1st | 7:00 p.m.
- @ LAFC | Sunday, November 8th | 3:30 p.m.
Per the Timbers press release, "matches have been scheduled to minimize travel time, allowing visiting teams to arrive and depart on match day for the majority of games. MLS clubs will continue to adhere to comprehensive health and safety protocols, including regular testing of players, coaches and essential staff for COVID-19."
MLS previously 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.