2009 First Kick Released

2009 First Kick Released

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On December 3, 2008
  • 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:


Saturday, 28

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

Week 3

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?