General playoff question

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by Arisrules, Oct 25, 2003.

  1. Arisrules

    Arisrules Member

    Feb 19, 2000
    Washington, DC
    What times are the playoff matches over the next 2 weeks. Are they all at 5 pm? Also, what is going to be shown on tv. I scrolled through the MLS playoffs website, but I couldn't find anything solid.
     
  2. MLS3

    MLS3 New Member

    Feb 7, 2000
    Pac NW
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. Red Card

    Red Card Member+

    Mar 3, 1999
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    These are rules question concerned with tie games after regulation.

    It is my understanding that in the 1st round, there is no OT. If tied after 2 games, there is a mini-game (not an OT of the 2nd game) before pks if necessary. With a mini-game, a player who was subbed out of the 2nd game can play, as could a player who received a red card in game 1. Am I correct?

    It is my understanding in the semi-final and championship games, that if the game is tied at the end of regulation, there is extended golden goal OT (not a mini-game) before pks if necessary. Am I correct?
     
  4. brianzappa

    brianzappa Member

    Oct 21, 2003
    In a big country

    Well put. This is exactly how I understood it, too, though it would have taken me a lot more words to explain it so clearly.
     
  5. ThreeApples

    ThreeApples Member+

    Jul 28, 1999
    Smurf Village
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There is no "mini-game." The extra time is part of game 2.
     
  6. Red Card

    Red Card Member+

    Mar 3, 1999
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You are correct. Players will have to be ready for a possible 150 minute game starting with game 2 of the first round. No mini-game means no re-entry, and red cards in regulation carry forward to OT.

    Here is the quote from MLSnet.com:

    "NOTES: Series A – D played under home-and-home, total goals format … Game One ends after 90 minutes … If teams tied on aggregate, 30-minute, golden-goal overtime period follows (played in two equal 15-minute halves), then by penalty kicks (if necessary) to determine Series winner … Higher seed holds home-field advantage for Game Two … Conference Championship Games and MLS Cup 2003, if tied after 90 minutes, determined by 30-minute, golden-goal overtime (two equal halves) … If neither team scores during that time, the series will be decided via penalty kick shootout held according to FIFA regulations …"
     
  7. Etienne_72772

    Etienne_72772 Member+

    Oct 14, 1999
    Don't you mean 120 minutes?
     
  8. Red Card

    Red Card Member+

    Mar 3, 1999
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Another correction: 120 minutes
     

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