How many teams make the playoffs? The top seven from each conference, so 14 in total.
What’s up for grabs? The playoffs culminate with MLS Cup – that’s the major trophy and the team that wins it is considered the year’s champion. The team with the best regular-season record is awarded the Supporters’ Shield. Winning either or finishing on top of a conference will earn a team a berth into next year’s CONCACAF Champions League.
What about the Canadian teams? Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, The league’s three Canada-based teams will play in alternate locations in the United States to start the season, and perhaps longer depending on when those restrictions are lifted or relaxed. CF Montreal will play at Inter Miami’s DRV PNK Stadium, Toronto FC will play at Orlando City’s Exploria Stadium, and the Vancouver Whitecaps will play at Real Salt Lake’s Rio Tinto Stadium.
Will fans be allowed? Yes, though exactly how many depends on the team and their city’s COVID-19 restrictions. No team will be hosting more than 50 percent of capacity to start the year.
Where to Watch
In the UK , select games are broadcast live on Sky Sports and FreeSports.
More TV information for other territories here.