Today, Major League Soccer and it’s broadcast partners announced the 2013 regular season schedule.

Each of the League’s 19 clubs will play 34 matches, 17 at home and 17 away, over 35 weeks. Within each conference, each club will play the same number of in-conference and out-of-conference games, following thiscompetition format.

To view the 2013 MLS regular season schedule CLICK HERE.

In addition to the nine matches of the opening weekend March 2-3, another early-season highlight is Rivalry Week March 16 & 17. The third week of the season features eight matches that feature big league rivalries like Houston against Dallas and Seattle against Portland.

That third weeks looks pretty good overall too:

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Full list of rivalry games can be found here.

All non-national TV games will be broadcast locally and/or via subscription to Direct Kick and MLS Live, the digital streaming package for MLSsoccer.com, mobile devices and tablets.