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2023 USL League One Playoffs bracket set

By Staff, 10/14/23, 11:15PM EDT


Omaha, North Carolina clinch first-round byes; Madison sneak in on final day

TAMPA, Fla. – The 2023 USL League One Playoffs will commence with Quarterfinal matches on Friday, Oct. 20 and Saturday, Oct. 21. All Quarterfinal and Semifinal matches will be streamed live on ESPN+.

Six teams have qualified for the single-elimination 2023 USL League One Playoffs. Players' Shield-winning Union Omaha and North Carolina FC – the first and second overall seeds, respectively – have secured a first-round bye and home-field advantage through the playoffs. The third and fourth seeds - Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC and the Charlotte Independence, respectively - will play host during the Quarterfinals.

Fans can pre-register for the 2023 USL League One Playoffs Bracket Challenge, presented by Hisense, for a chance to win exclusive prizes.


(All times Eastern; home team listed first)   

Friday, Oct. 20

  • No. 4 Charlotte Independence vs. No. 5 Greenville Triumph SC, 7:30 p.m. ET, American Legion Memorial Stadium; Charlotte, N.C. (ESPN+)

Saturday, Oct. 21 

  • No. 3 Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC vs. No. 6 Forward Madison FC, 9 p.m. ET, Future Legends Complex; Windsor, Colo. (ESPN+)

Saturday, Oct. 28

  • No. 1 Union Omaha vs. Lower Remaining Seed, 5:30 p.m. ET, Werner Park; Papillion, Neb. (ESPN+)
  • No. 2 North Carolina FC vs. Higher Remaining Seed, 7:30 p.m. ET, WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, N.C. (ESPN+)

Sunday, Nov. 5

  • TBD vs. TBD, 8:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2)

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