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MLS Cup Playoffs semifinals set; First legs Nov. 21

Alvaro Fernandez

Seattle Sounders midfielder Alvaro Fernandez, left, and Houston Dynamo defender A. J. DeLaGarza go down as they battle for the ball in the first half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, June 4, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)


There are only five kickoffs left in the 2017 Major League Soccer season.

The final one, MLS Cup, has been set for some time and will be held at 4 p.m. ET on Dec. 9 in Toronto, Columbus, or Seattle.

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Houston had the fourth-best record of the quarterfinalists, and would be headed to Columbus or Toronto were it to get past Seattle.

Here are the Conference Final legs, as West No. 4 Houston attempts to upset reigning MLS Cup champs Seattle (No. 2 seed), and East No. 5 Columbus looks to take down Trillium Cup rival and Supporters’ Shield winning Toronto FC:

Nov. 21 - 8 p.m. ET at Columbus Crew
Nov. 29 - 7:20 p.m. ET at Toronto FC

Nov. 21 - 10 p.m. ET at Houston Dynamo
Nov. 30 - 10:30 p.m. ET at Seattle Sounders

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