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MLS Announces 2019 Home Openers for All 24 Clubs

December 20, 2018 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - D.C. United News Release

Major League Soccer today revealed the home openers for all 24 clubs for its 24th season in 2019 - a year that will feature the highly-anticipated launch of an expansion club in the Midwest and opening of the league's 20th stadium built for soccer, and culminate with the debut of MLS' thrilling, single-elimination playoff format.

The Black-and-Red will open up their home schedule on Sunday, March 3 against 2018 MLS Cup champions Atlanta United. This will be the first home season opener at Audi Field for United, who opened their new home midway through the 2017 season after an extended away trip to begin the season.

Atlanta United's only prior visit to Audi Field came on September 2, 2017. The Black-and-Red were 3-1 winners that night, with forward Wayne Rooney and midfielder Luciano Acosta combining for all three goals.

United will also take part in New York City FC's home opener at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, March 10 at 3 PM. The Black-and-Red's only visit to NYCFC last year saw them take a crucial away point in the 1-1 draw as they marched on to the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs.

During the 2019 MLS regular season, each club will play 34 games, including 17 home games and 17 away games. Teams will face each of their conference opponents twice during the season, with one game at home and one game away. All teams will face each non-conference opponent once.

The complete regular season schedule, along with the national television schedules for the U.S. and Canada, will be announced in January.

2019 Major League Soccer Regular Season Home Openers

All times are EST. Home teams listed first. Schedule is subject to change.

WEEK 1

Saturday, March 2, 2019

1 PM - Philadelphia Union vs. Toronto FC (Talen Energy Stadium)

2:30 PM - Orlando City SC vs. New York City FC (Orlando City Stadium)

4:30 PM - Columbus Crew SC vs. New York Red Bulls (MAPFRE Stadium)

4:30 PM - FC Dallas vs. New England Revolution (Toyota Stadium)

6 PM - Houston Dynamo vs. Real Salt Lake (BBVA Compass Stadium)

6 PM - Colorado Rapids vs. Portland Timbers (Dick's Sporting Goods Park)

6 PM - Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Minnesota United FC (BC Place)

8 PM - LA Galaxy vs. Chicago Fire (Dignity Health Sports Park)

10 PM - Seattle Sounders FC vs. FC Cincinnati (CenturyLink Field)

10 PM - San Jose Earthquakes vs. Montreal Impact (Avaya Stadium)

Sunday, March 3, 2019

6 PM - D.C. United vs. Atlanta United (Audi Field)

8 PM - LAFC vs. Sporting Kansas City (Banc of California Stadium)

WEEK 2

Saturday, March 9, 2019

1 PM - Chicago Fire vs. Orlando City SC (SeatGeek Stadium)

2 PM - New England Revolution vs. Columbus Crew SC (Gillette Stadium)

6 PM - Real Salt Lake vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Rio Tinto Stadium)

Sunday, March 10, 2019

3 PM - New York City FC vs. D.C. United (Yankee Stadium)

3 PM - Sporting Kansas City vs. Philadelphia Union (Children's Mercy Park)

5 PM - Atlanta United vs. FC Cincinnati (Mercedes-Benz Stadium)

WEEK 3

Saturday, March 16, 2019

TBD - New York Red Bulls vs. San Jose Earthquakes (Red Bull Arena)

Sunday, March 17, 2019

1:30 PM - Toronto FC vs. New England Revolution (BMO Field)

5 PM - FC Cincinnati vs. Portland Timbers (Nippert Stadium)

ALSO...

Saturday, April 13, 2019

1 PM - Montreal Impact vs. Columbus Crew SC (Saputo Stadium)

5 PM - Minnesota United FC vs. NYCFC (Allianz Field)

Saturday, June 1, 2019

10:30 PM - Portland Timbers vs. LAFC (Providence Park)


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