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Major League Soccer 2012 will kick off on March 10th

Well here is the official news from MLS HQ:

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.

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, DC United, LA Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders, Vancouver Whitecaps

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)

So once again RSL will open up on the road, but we will get to play at home in week 2, have to wonder if we will start the season in San Jose for the 3rd straight season? I am sure we will get more details as the off season progresses. I do find it interesting that despite construction delays in Montreal that they are still planning for a Week 2 opener.