NEW YORK (Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011) – Major League Soccer’s 17th season will kick off on Saturday, March 10, 2012 with six matches. First Kick presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods will continue with two games on Sunday, March 11 and one on Monday, March 12.
Philadelphia Union will play their 2012 home opener on Sunday, March 18 against an opponent to be deteremined.
Home Opener Holiday Packs are currently on sale, each containing four Home Opener tickets in one of four sideline sections (102, 112, 122, 132) as well as one Union scarf. Fans who purchase Home Opener Holiday Packs before December 16 will receive a voucher to redeem for tickets as well as the scarf in time for the holidays. To redeem the voucher, recipients can call 877-21-UNION (877-218-6466) after February 1 and reference the account number listed on the voucher. To secure a Home Opener Holiday Pack, CLICK HERE.
All but one MLS club will play in front of their home fans by the end of Week 3 of the 2012 regular season. The Houston Dynamo look forward to their May 12 debut in a sparkling new downtown stadium built specifically for soccer. The Montreal Impact’s first home game in MLS will be played at Olympic Stadium on March 17. The newly-renovated Stade Saputo is scheduled to open in June.
Times, opponents, and national broadcast information for these games will be included in the entire regular season schedule, which will be announced upon its completion in the coming weeks.
Each club will play 34 games in the 2012 MLS Regular Season; CLICK HERE for details on the format.
The dates of the 2012 home openers for all 19 MLS clubs are below.
Saturday, March 10: Colorado Rapids, D.C. United, LA Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Sunday, March 11: Chivas USA, FC Dallas
Monday, March 12: Portland Timbers
Saturday, March 17: Sporting Kansas City, Montreal Impact, Real Salt Lake
Sunday, March 18: Philadelphia Union
Saturday, March 24: Chicago Fire, Columbus Crew, New England Revolution, Toronto FC
Sunday, March 25: New York Red Bulls
Saturday, May 12: Houston Dynamo (new stadium opener)