Monday, MLS announced the 2013 home openers for each of its 19 clubs. The league's 18th season kicks off with six matches on Saturday, March 2, 2013, followed by three games on Sunday, March 3.
Each MLS club will again play 34 games during the regular season. By the end of Week 4, all MLS clubs will play in front of their home fans.
The League is taking chances with early March games in snowy northern United States and Canada, but MLS is trying to not schedule games during breaks for international fixtures.
Times and broadcast information for the home openers will be announced in the coming weeks as part of the complete 2013 regular season schedule.
Saturday, March 2:
Philadelphia Union vs. Sporting Kansas City (PPL Park)
FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids (FC Dallas Stadium)
Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Toronto FC (BC Place)
Houston Dynamo vs. D.C. United (BBVA Compass Stadium)
Seattle Sounders FC vs. Montreal Impact (CenturyLink Field)
Chivas USA vs. Columbus Crew (The Home Depot Center)
Sunday, March 3:
LA Galaxy vs. Chicago Fire (The Home Depot Center)
Portland Timbers vs. New York Red Bulls (JELD-WEN Field)
San Jose Earthquakes vs. Real Salt Lake (Buck Shaw Stadium)
Saturday, March 9:
Toronto FC vs. Sporting Kansas City (venue TBD)
D.C. United vs. Real Salt Lake (RFK Stadium)
Colorado Rapids vs. Philadelphia Union (Dick’s Sporting Goods Park)
Chicago Fire vs. New England Revolution (Toyota Park)
Saturday, March 16:
New York Red Bulls vs. D.C. United (Red Bull Arena)
Sporting Kansas City vs. Chicago Fire (Livestrong Sporting Park)
Real Salt Lake vs. Colorado Rapids (Rio Tinto Stadium)
Montreal Impact vs. Toronto FC (Olympic Stadium)
Columbus Crew vs. San Jose Earthquakes (Crew Stadium)
Saturday, March 23:
New England Revolution vs. FC Dallas (Gillette Stadium)