The league has confirmed that the three best teams of group A – the top half of the finishers of the group – will qualify for the knockout stages. The two best teams of the other groups will win also places automatic for the knockout stages. Procedures of a tie in regular season MLS will be used, if necessary.
The next three teams with the best-ranked in the phase of groups on the basis of the total number of points will complete the squad of 16 (note that the team ranked 4th in group A will be eligible to advance). Breakage of a tie for these three spots will include: (1) goal difference, (2) the goals and (3) the least amount of points in disciplines, if necessary.
Games of knockout
- 25 July: A1 vs Wildcard B / C / D / E
- July 25: A2 vs C2
- July 26: B1 vs A3
- 26 July: D1 vs Wildcard B / C / E / F
- 27 July: C1 vs Wildcard A / B / D / F
- 27 July: B2 vs. F2
- July 28: E1 vs D2
- 28 July: F1 vs E2
In addition to the points of the regular season in the group stage, there is also a place for the champions League of Concacaf, and $ 1.1 million of in-game prizes.