- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On December 3, 2008
- 0 Comments
- MLS First Kick
This may be a day late but it is still valuable to talk about here.
Major League Soccer revealed its opening 2009 schedule yesterday, with New York visiting expansion side Seattle in the first match of the season, on March 19th.
Here are the schedule for week one, and the subsequent home openers:
Thursday, March 19
New York Red Bulls at Seattle Sounders (ESPN2)
Saturday, March 21
Columbus Crew at Houston Dynamo (FSC)
Chicago Fire at FC Dallas
Toronto FC at Kansas City Wizards
Colorado Rapids at Chivas USA (FSC)
New England Revolution at San Jose Earthquakes
Sunday, March 22
D.C. United at Los Angeles Galaxy (Telefutura)
Here are the rest of the home openers:
Toronto FC at Columbus Crew
San Jose Earthquakes at D.C. United
New England Revolution at New York Red Bulls
Kansas City Wizards at Colorado Rapids
Thursday, April 2
Columbus Crew at Real Salt Lake
Saturday, April 4
Seattle Sounders FC at Toronto FC
FC Dallas at New England Revolution
Sunday, April 5
New York Red Bulls at Chicago Fire
Again FSC is doing their opening week double, which I found to be a big success last year. It’s something I hope they do a bit more next year. Week one may be one of the best opening weeks (at least on paper) that we’ve seen in a couple years. I love putting Seattle on PrimeTime to start the new year too.
What do you think of the schedule? Are you happy or unhappy with your team’s scheduled home opener?