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2021 USL Championship Playoffs Presented by TwinSpires: Conference Quarterfinals Schedule

By Staff, 10/31/21, 12:00PM EDT


Road to the Championship Final begins this Friday on ESPN+; Playoff Preview show premieres Monday on ESPN+

TAMPA, Fla. – The 2021 USL Championship Playoffs, presented by TwinSpires, begin Friday, Nov. 5 with two Conference Quarterfinal matches, followed by five matches on Saturday, Nov. 6 and one on Sunday, Nov. 7. All eight first round matches will be streamed live on ESPN+. 

Also streaming on ESPN+ is the USL Playoff Preview Show, which premieres Monday, Nov. 1 at 7pm ET 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.  

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 

Potential match dates for each round of the USL Championship Playoffs follow. 

  • 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)

For more information about the USL Championship, visit and follow @USLChampionship on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. 

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