The field is set as 16 clubs have advanced to the MLS is Back Tournament knockout stage, with all remaining matches in the tournament moving to a winner-take-all single elimination format.

After 16 consecutive days of group stage matches, the top two teams from each group, along with the four best third-place finishers have qualified for the knockout stage. The Round-of-16 begins Saturday and consists of four consecutive days of doubleheaders each night.


Knockout Stage – Round-of-16
July 25-28: Four consecutive days of doubleheader action

Saturday, July 25
8 p.m. ET                               Orlando City SC vs. Montreal Impact (ESPN2/ESPN Deportes/TSN/TVA Sports)
10:30 p.m. ET                       Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution (ESPN2/ESPN Deportes/TSN/TVA Sports)

Sunday, July 26
8:30 p.m. ET                          Toronto FC vs. New York City FC (FS1/TSN/TVA Sports)
11 p.m. ET                             Sporting Kansas City vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (FS1/TUDN/TSN/TVA Sports)

Monday, July 27
8:30 p.m. ET                          San Jose Earthquakes vs. Real Salt Lake (FS1/FOX Deportes/TSN)
11 p.m. ET                             Seattle Sounders FC vs. Los Angeles Football Club (FS1/UniMás/TUDN/TSN/TSN Sports)

Tuesday, July 28
8 p.m. ET                                Columbus Crew SC vs. Minnesota United (ESPN/ESPN Deportes/TSN)
10:30 p.m. ET                        Portland Timbers vs FC Cincinnati (ESPN/ESPN Deportes/TSN)

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at