MASL Announces 2023 RNC Playoff Schedule

The Major Arena Soccer League announced dates for the first rounds of the 2023 Ron Newman Cup Playoffs.

The post-season will begin with a contest between the fifth seed Mesquite Outlaws and the fourth seed Tacoma Stars on Wednesday, April 5 at 10:35pm ET at the ShoWare Center in Tacoma, Wash.

All games will be streamed live on Twitch and select games will be available on For a complete broadcast schedule and channel guide visit:

Eastern Conference Play-In Game 
#5 Kansas City at #4 Utica on Monday, April 10 6:05pm ET

Eastern Conference Quarterfinal 
Game 1 - #2 Baltimore at #3 Florida - Friday, April 7 at 7:05pm ET
Game 2 - #3 Florida at #2 Baltimore - Saturday, April 8 at 6:05pm ET

Game 1 - Winner 4v5 at #1 Milwaukee - Thursday, April 13 at 7:05pm ET
Game 2 - #1 Milwaukee at Winner 4v5 IF #4 Utica - Sunday, April 16 at 2:05pm ET
Game 2 - #1 Milwaukee at Winner 4v5 IF #5 Kansas City - Monday, April 17th at 8:05pm ET

Western Conference Play-In Game
#5 Mesquite at #4 Tacoma - Wednesday, April 5 at 10:35pm ET

Western Conference Quarterfinal 
Game 1- #2 Chihuahua at #3 Monterrey - Friday, April 7 at 9:05pm ET
Game 2 - #3 Monterrey at #2 Chihuahua - Monday, April 10 at 10:05pm ET

Game 1 - #1 San Diego at Winner 4v5 IF #5 Mesquite - Friday, April 7 at 8:05pm ET
Game 2 - Winner 4v5 IF #5 Mesquite at #1 San Diego - Sunday, April 9 at 8:05pm ET
Game 1 - #1 San Diego at 4v5 Winner IF #4 Tacoma - Monday, April 10 at 10:35pm ET
Game 2 - 4v5 Winner IF #4 Tacoma at #1 San Diego - Tuesday, April 11 at 10:05pm ET

If the home and home series is tied it will be followed by a knockout game following game two.

Knockout Game (playoffs only): If the playoff series is tied after the 2nd game, there will be an additional knockout game which will be treated as an entirely new game. The 1st period of the knockout game will be a full 15-minute period. New lineups will be submitted just like the start of a new game. If tied after the 1st full 15-minute period, additional overtime periods of 10-minutes sudden victory periods will be played. The knockout game will begin 10-minutes after the conclusion of the prior game. Accumulated time penalties and fouls will not carry over from the prior game to the knockout game with the exception of red cards. A player issued a red card in the prior game will be suspended for the knockout game. Teams will be permitted two (2) 60-second timeouts. There will be no media timeouts. Each team will be permitted (1) one coaches challenge that will initiate a VR. Each period will be treated as a quarter in regards to player foul accumulation. If a player accumulates 4 fouls in two periods; the penalty is a 2-minute power play.