Template:2009 MLS Cup Playoffs Bracket
|Conference Semifinals||Conference Finals||MLS Cup 2009|
|E4||Salt Lake (AET) (PEN)||(0)5|
|E4||Salt Lake (AET) (PEN)||(1)5|
|W1||Los Angeles (AET)||2|
1 Real Salt Lake earned the eighth and final playoff berth, despite finishing fifth in the Western Conference. They represent the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference playoff bracket, as only three teams in the Eastern Conference qualified for the playoffs.