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Toronto FC will play Atlanta United in MLS Cup Playoffs semifinals

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The date and venue for the Eastern Conference Finals are set, as the 2018 champs take on the 2017 champs

MLS: Toronto FC at Atlanta United FC
Toronto FC midfielder Richie Laryea (22) controls the ball against Atlanta United midfielder Dion Pereira (28) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
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It’s official.

With a 2-0 win over the Philadelphia Union Thursday night, defending MLS Cup Champions Atlanta United will host Toronto FC on Oct. 30 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in the Eastern Conference Finals — another single-elimination showdown on the road for the Reds.

Goals by Josef Martinez and Julian Gressel sealed the deal Atlanta on Thursday, who kept yet another clean sheet in the post-season after shutting out New England 1-0 to open their playoff run.

TFC, meanwhile, are coming off the shoulders of a 2-1 thriller over regular-season Eastern Conference leaders NYCFC, which extended the Reds’ unbeaten run in MLS action to a club-record 12 games.

These two sides have played twice this season, with the home team coming out on top on both occasions (0-2 @ Atlanta, and 3-2 @ Toronto).

Toronto FC and Atlanta are two clubs playing well, so be sure to stay tuned to WTR as we’ll have all of your preview coverage for what’s sure to be an epic showdown next week... and who knows... we may have a special announcement planned ;). Keep an eye out!