MLS Playoffs: New England vs. Sporting Kansas City - 2nd Leg Televison Schedule

Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Well, this should come as quite a shock. MLS is playing little brother to the rest of the American sports world, with no national coverage of Wednesday's Eastern Conference Semifinals. Here's your New England options for watching the game.

As I'm sure many diehards are aware of by now, tomorrow's MLS Eastern Conference Semifinal Playoff second leg between Sporting Kansas City and the New England Revolution will not be televised nationally with NBCSN's NHL commitments and ESPN running with E:60 and World Series of Poker.

In even more surprising news, the Revs have been bumped by CSN New England in favor of the Boston Celtics game vs. the Utah Jazz which happens to also be tomorrow night at 7:30 PM. This will put the Revs on the alternate channel (CSN Plus), and the channel guide can be found here.

It appears likely that the main CSNNE channel will switch following the end of the Celtics broadcast and televise the Revs on both channels until the conclusion of the game. According to my AT&T U-Verse guide in Fairfield County, CT, CSNNE is scheduled to pick up the Revs broadcast at 10:30 PM (at the conclusion of Celtics Post-Game) but check your local listings.

On the bright side, for those of you that have MLS Live, the Revs game will not be blacked out locally, so you are free to watch the game if you have a subscription. But, since it's the end of the year and the remaining playoffs (2nd Leg Western Semis, Conf. Finals, MLS Cup Final) will all be on national broadcasts, it would be a steep price to pay (about $15) for just one game if you wanted to sign up. Sadly there are only monthly/season options from MLS Live at this time and no single game/day options.

Let's also add that the other Eastern Conf. Semi 2nd Leg isn't exactly ideal for New York Red Bulls-Houston Dynamo either. Their game will be blacked out locally (MSG territory, this includes me) and on Univision Deportes nationally and MLS Live for the rest of the country. The two Western Conf. game tomorrow will both be on national TV and a full playoff viewing schedule can be found here.

The best option for fans and viewers without access to CSN Plus would be to find a local establishment that does and watch the game there. If you have any information on channels and/or viewing parties, leave them in the comments below.

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