The 2018 MLS playoffs begin on Wednesday and the road continues until MLS Cup on Dec. 8. New York Red Bulls and Atlanta United are the favorites in the east, but could the Wayne Rooney-led D.C. United make a run? In the Western Conference, all eyes are on Sporting Kansas City and the Seattle Sounders, but just five points separated the No. 1 through No. 4 seeds in the regular season, so anything can happen.
The Eastern and Western Conference finals will take place on Nov. 25 and Nov. 29. The winners of the conference semis will meet in a two-game, home-and-away series. The team with the best aggregate score advances to the MLS Cup.
The MLS Cup will take place on Dec. 8, pitting the best teams from each conference in a single-elimination game. The team with the best regular-season record will host the final.