Defending MLS Cup champion Los Angeles Galaxy will take on the Chicago Fire at Home Depot Center and the New York Red Bulls will face the Portland Timbers at Jeld-Wen Field in two of the headlining match-ups of the opening weekend of the 2013 MLS season.
Major League Soccer announced the home openers for all 19 teams, and the New England Revolution will be the team with the longest wait for a home opener, facing FC Dallas at Gillette Stadium on March 23rd.
Sebastien LeToux will make his return to PPL Park as a Philadelphia Union player on March 2nd when the Union take on Sporting Kansas City. Philadelphia will be involved in another home-opening reunion on March 9th when Conor Casey returns to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park to take on the Colorado Rapids.
The Red Bulls will have to wait until March 16th to open Red Bull Arena as they take on arch-rival D.C. United in their first home match.
Here are all 19 MLS home openers for the 2013 season:
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)
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