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MLS Decision Day 2021: what games are set to be played? Full schedule

The final round of fixtures of the 2021 MLS season take place this weekend with places in the play-offs on the line in both conferences.

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Nov 3, 2021; Sandy, Utah, USA; Portland Timbers midfielder Sebastian Blanco (10) celebrates a first half goal against the Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports
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A big round of MLS fixtures await next weekend as six play-off places across both Eastern and Western Conferences.

Games in the east will get underway at 3:30pm (ET) with the Western Conference fixtures set for a 6:00pm (ET) start.

Eastern Conference situation

Only three play-off places remain with six clubs vying for post season action: Atlanta (48 points), Orlando (48 points), New York (47 points), CF Montréal (46 points), D.C. United (44 points) and Columbus (44 points).

New York FC and Atlanta United failed to get secure a win last night that would have clinched their place on Wednesday after the two teams played out a goalless draw at Red Bull Arena. Montréal are still in the frame with a 2-0 win over Houston and a win on Sunday will see the Canadian side advance.

Atlanta United just need a single point to advance as they face FC Cincinnati and the stakes are high in the Montréal-Orlando City match-up with the winner progressing and a good enough for the Florida based franchise to move on. NY Red Bulls need at least a draw against Nashville with both 2020 winners Columbus and D.C. United needing to win and hope that other results go their way to advance.

Fixtures: All 3:30pm (ET) kick-off

Columbus Crew-Chicago Fire

Montreal-Orlando City

NYC-Philadelphia Union

Cincinnati-Atlanta United

Toronto FC-DC United

Nashville SC-NY Red Bulls

New England Revolution-Inter Miami

Western Conference situation

There are three places on the line too with five teams battling to maintain her season alive: Minnesota (48 points), Vancouver (48 points), LA Galaxy (47 points), Salt Lake (45 points) and LAFC (45 points) are still hopeful of advancing.

Nov 2, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Vancouver Whitecaps celebrate after a goal in the first half at Banc of California Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
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Nov 2, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Vancouver Whitecaps celebrate after a goal in the first half at Banc of California Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY SportsJayne Kamin-OnceaUSA TODAY Sports

Vancouver need just a point to make the playoffs, while LAFC need a win and some help elsewhere. Like the Canadian side, both the LA Galaxy and the 'Loons' are in charge of their own fate with R.Salt Lake now needing a victory at Sporting Kansas City on the last day of the regular campaign.

Fixtures: All 6:00pm (ET) kick-off

San Jose-Dallas FC

Sporting KC-Real Salt Lake

LA Galaxy-Minnesota

Colorado Rapids-LAFC

Portland Timbers-Austin FC

Vancouver-Seattle Sounders

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