In a rematch of last year’s Western Conference Semifinal, the LA Galaxy will face Real Salt Lake on Saturday, November 1 at 8:00 p.m. ET (NBCSN, RDS2). In the 2013 MLS Cup Playoffs, RSL came out of the home-and-home series as victors, advancing to the Western Conference Championship where it defeated Portland Timbers to earn a spot in the MLS Cup final in Kansas City. Landon Donovan and the Galaxy will look to return the favor this season and continue Donovan’s send off into the latter stages of the playoffs.
In the second Eastern Conference Semifinal game, the New England Revolution will travel to play the Columbus Crew on Saturday, November 1 at 4:00 p.m. ET (UDN). Both teams finished the season strongly with New England benefiting from an impressive run of performances from star midfielder Lee Nguyen. The two teams are no strangers to one another in the postseason, having met twice in the MLS Cup Playoffs (2002 and 2004). The Revs bested their Eastern Conference opponents on both occasions.