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USL Championship Playoffs field set; see the bracket

By USL Communications, 10/31/21, 2:15PM EDT


LouCity's one of four No. 1 seeds in the single-elimination tournament.

Click to see a larger version of the bracket.

The 2021 USL Championship Playoffs, presented by TwinSpires, begin Friday with two Conference Quarterfinal matches, followed by five matches on Saturday and one on Sunday. All eight first round matches will be streamed live on ESPN+. 

Also streaming on ESPN+ is the USL Playoff Preview Show, which premieres at 7 p.m. Monday and will be available on demand throughout the week. Josh Eastern, Devon Kerr and Joe Malfa will break down each matchup, share highlights from the regular season, and discuss every team’s chance to advance.  

Sixteen teams have qualified for the single-elimination USL Championship Playoffs. Home field advantage in the Eastern and Western Conference Quarterfinals goes to the top two teams in each of the four divisions. In subsequent matches, the team with the most regular season points will play host. 

Potential match dates for each round of the USL Championship Playoffs:

  • Conference Quarterfinals – Nov. 5-7 

  • Conference Semifinals – Nov. 12-14 

  • Conference Finals – Nov. 19-21 

  • USL Championship Final – Nov. 28, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN Deportes, SiriusXM FC) 

2021 USL Championship Playoffs, presented by TwinSpires 
(All times Eastern; home team listed first)  

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals  

Saturday, Nov. 6 

  • Charlotte Independence vs. Memphis 901 FC, 7 p.m. ET, American Legion Memorial Stadium 
  • Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. FC Tulsa, 7:30 p.m. ET, Al Lang Stadium 
  • Louisville City FC vs. Miami FC, 8 p.m. ET, Lynn Family Stadium 

Sunday, Nov. 7 

  • Birmingham Legion FC vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, 5 p.m. ET, BBVA Field 

Western Conference Quarterfinals 

Friday, Nov. 5 

  • San Antonio FC vs. San Diego Loyal SC, 9 p.m. ET, Toyota Field 
  • El Paso Locomotive FC vs. Oakland Roots SC, 9:30 p.m. ET, Southwest University Park 

Saturday, Nov. 6 

  • Orange County SC vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, 10 p.m. ET, Championship Soccer Stadium 
  • Phoenix Rising FC vs. Rio Grande Valley FC, 10:30 p.m. ET, Wild Horse Pass 

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