Sounders FC to Open 2020 Season at Home March 1 vs. Chicago
SEATTLE, WASH. - Seattle Sounders FC is set to open the 2020 MLS regular season at home on Sunday, March 1 at 12:00 p.m. PT against Eastern Conference side Chicago Fire FC at CenturyLink Field, Major League Soccer announced today. The complete regular season schedule, along with the national television schedules for the United States and Canada, is being announced in the coming weeks.
Major League Soccer today announced dates for all 26 of the club home openers for the 2020 season - Major League Soccer's 25th Season Celebration. All 26 clubs will begin play on opening weekend, including the highly-anticipated debuts of the league's two new expansion clubs, Nashville SC (vs. Atlanta on February 29) and Inter Miami CF (at LAFC on March 1). Other highlights of the opening four weekends include Miami hosting David Beckham's former team, the LA Galaxy, at Inter Miami CF Stadium in Fort Lauderdale on March 14 and Fire FC's return to Soldier Field in downtown Chicago, hosting Atlanta United on March 21.
This marks the first time that Sounders FC has opened its regular season against Chicago. The Rave Green are 6-5-0 all-time in MLS regular-season openers, including a 4-1 win over FC Cincinnati in 2019. This also marks the 11th time in 12 seasons that Seattle has hosted its season opener. Seattle is 8-2-4 all-time against Fire FC in MLS regular season play, including a 4-2 win most recently on March 16, 2019 in Chicago.
During the 2020 MLS regular season, each club will play 34 games (17 home and 17 away). Teams will face each of their conference opponents twice during the season (home and away), for a total of 24 matches. The additional 10 regular season matches will be played against opponents from the other conference. Those inter-conference opponents will be revealed with the full 2020 schedule in the coming weeks.
New in 2020, Sounders FC is providing a limited-time offer for a Championship Celebration Four-Match Pack, which includes tickets to four of team's most anticipated matches of the upcoming season: The home opener vs. Fire FC, the season-closing Fan Appreciation Match, and home matches against LAFC and the Portland Timbers. The Championship Celebration Pack goes on sale for the general public and Season Members is on sale now and is available for purchase through January 3, providing a convenient way for fans to join the team at big games in 2020 or for Season Members to purchase additional seats for these games.
Championship Celebration Pack tickets are not eligible for resale and seating will be assigned digitally in mid-February, but ticket locations may be selected in either the lower bowl ($200 package price) or upper bowl ($120 package price). Fans are limited to purchasing four lower bowl tickets and eight upper bowl tickets.
Complete ticketing information and 2020 Sounders FC Season Memberships can be found via SoundersFC.com/Tickets.
2020 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER REGULAR SEASON HOME OPENERS
All times are PT. Schedule is subject to change.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29
10:00 a.m. - D.C. United vs. Colorado Rapids (Audi Field)
12:00 p.m. - Montreal Impact vs. New England Revolution (Stade Saputo)
12:30 p.m. - Houston Dynamo vs. LA Galaxy (BBVA Stadium)
2:30 p.m. - San Jose Earthquakes vs. Toronto FC (Avaya Stadium)
3:00 p.m. - FC Dallas vs. Philadelphia Union (Toyota Stadium)
3:00 p.m. - Orlando City SC vs. Real Salt Lake (Exploria Stadium)
5:00 p.m. - Nashville SC vs. Atlanta United (Nissan Stadium)
7:30 p.m. - Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Sporting Kansas City (BC Place)
SUNDAY, MARCH 1
9:30 a.m. - Columbus Crew SC vs. New York City Football Club (MAPFRE Stadium)
10:00 a.m. - New York Red Bulls vs. FC Cincinnati (Red Bull Arena)
12:00 p.m. - Seattle Sounders FC vs. Chicago Fire FC (CenturyLink Field)
2:30 p.m. - Los Angeles Football Club vs. Inter Miami CF (Banc of California Stadium)
4:30 p.m. - Portland Timbers vs. Minnesota United
SUNDAY, MARCH 7
10:30 a.m. - New England Revolution vs. Chicago Fire FC (Gillete Stadium)
11:00 a.m. - Real Salt Lake vs. New York Red Bulls (Rio Tinto Stadium)
2:00 p.m. - Toronto FC vs. New York City Football Club (BMO Field)
4:00 p.m. - Atlanta United vs. FC Cincinnati (Mercedes Benz Stadium)
5:30 p.m. - Sporting Kansas City vs. Houston Dynamo (Children's Mercy Park)
6:00 p.m. - Colorado Rapids vs. Orlando City SC (Dick's Sporting Goods Park)
7:00 p.m. - LA Galaxy vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Dignity Health Sports Park)
SATURDAY, MARCH 14
9:30 a.m. - New York City Football Club vs. FC Dallas (Yankee Stadium)
11:30 a.m. - Inter Miami CF vs. LA Galaxy (Fort Lauderdale Stadium)
2:30 p.m. - FC Cincinnati vs. D.C. United (Nippert Stadium)
4:30 p.m. - Philadelphia Union vs. San Jose Earthquakes (Talen Energy Stadium)
SUNDAY, MARCH 15
4:00 p.m. - Minnesota United vs. New York Red Bulls (Allianz Field)
SUNDAY, MARCH 21
3:00 p.m. - Chicago Fire FC vs. Atlanta United (Soldier Field)
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