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MLS Cup playoff dates announced, final set for Dec. 10

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Can’t wait for MLS Cup? Well, you’ll have to. This year’s iteration is played on December 10, which is three days later than when we contested it against Sporting Kansas City in 2013.

Oct. 26–27: Single-game elimination round

Wednesday, October 26: Two games on ESPN2 and UniMas

Thursday, October 27: Two games on FS1 and UniMas

Oct. 30-Nov. 6: Conference semifinals

Sunday, October 30: Eastern and Western Conference, Leg 1. Games on ESPN and FS1.

Sunday, November 6: Eastern and Western Conference, Leg 2. Games on ESPN and FS1.

Nov. 7-15: International window

Yes, MLS playoffs are interrupted by one of those fantastic international windows. Hooray.

Nov. 20-Nov. 30: Conference semifinals

Sunday, November 20: Western Conference Championship Leg 1 (FS1, 8 p.m. ET)

Tuesday, November 22: Eastern Conference Championship Leg 1 (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET

Sunday, November 27: Western Conference Championship Leg 2 (ESPN, 4 p.m. ET)

Wednesday, November 30: Eastern Conference Championship Leg 2 (FS1, 7 p.m. ET)

Dec. 10: 2016 MLS Cup

Saturday, December 10: 2016 MLS Cup (FOX, UniMás, TSN, RDS, 8 p.m. ET)

And, just for reference, here are some historic temperatures from Salt Lake City on December 10. With any luck, they’ll be relevant.

  • In 2015, the average temperature on Dec. 10 in Salt Lake City was a balmy 47°F. It didn’t even dip below freezing.
  • In 1966, it reached an incredible 66°F — that’s a great air conditioning temperature.
  • In 1972, it dipped down to -13°F. Yes, you read that right. That’s a negative starting that number.
  • In 1999, it dropped 4.10 inches of snow. That’s a lot of snow that early.

Details were gleaned from an MLS press release.