MLS Cup Playoffs 2015: Conference Finals Schedule After Semifinal Scores

Danny Webster@@DannyWebster21Analyst IIINovember 8, 2015

FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez (44) is mobbed by teammates after winning 4-2 against the Seattle Sounders FC  during the shootout period of an MLS soccer western conference semifinal playoff match Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, in Frisco, Texas. FC Dallas players left to right are Kellyn Acosta, Ryan Hollingshead, Fabian Castillo, goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez and Matt Hedges. (AP Photo/Brad Loper)
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The MLS Playoffs' Final Four is set.

The New York Red Bulls are the first team to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals after a 1-0 win over D.C. United on Sunday, winning 2-0 on aggregate. The Red Bulls will take on the Columbus Crew in the Eastern Conference Finals starting on Nov. 22.

The Crew, down 2-1 on aggregate heading into the second leg against the Montreal Impact, forced extra time with Ethan Finlay's goal in the 78th minute. Kei Kamara scored his second goal on the night in the 111th minute to give Columbus a 4-3 lead to set up a matchup with the East's top two seeds going at it for a spot in the MLS Cup.

Eastern Conference Finals

Teams: New York Red Bulls vs. Columbus Crew

When: first leg on Nov. 22; second leg on Nov. 29

Where: first leg at Mapfre Stadium; second leg at Red Bull Arena

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Time: first leg at 5 p.m. ET; second leg at 5 p.m. ET

TV: ESPN, Watch ESPN, ESPN Deportes, MLS Live

Western Conference Finals

Teams: FC Dallas vs. Portland Timbers

When: first leg on Nov. 22; second leg on Nov. 29

Where: first leg at Providence Park; second leg at Toyota Stadium

Time: first leg at 7:30 p.m. ET; second leg at 7:30 p.m. ET

TV: Fox Sports 1, TSN, MLS Live

After a shocking finish in regulation and a dramatic ending in penalty kicks, FC Dallas is moving on to the Western Conference Finals after winning 4-2 in penalty kicks over the Seattle Sounders. The match was scoreless for 84 minutes until Tesho Akindele scored the first goal of the match to give Dallas a 1-0 lead, and the road goals difference would've put them in the West Finals in regulation.

But that didn't happen. Chad Marshall headed in a goal off a corner kick in the 90th minute to give Seattle a 3-2 aggregate lead. Just when it seemed like the Sounders were moving on, Walker Zimmerman scored one minute later to send the game into extra time.

After no action in the next 30 minutes, FC Dallas converted on all of its penalty attempts, including the winner from Zimmerman to advance.

FC Dallas will be heading to Portland on Nov. 22 to take on the Portland Timbers for the first leg of the Western Conference Finals. The Timbers beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0 in the second leg of the conference semifinals in Vancouver behind a 31st-minute goal from Fanendo Adi. Diego Chara finished off the match with a goal in the 94th minute.

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