Sounders to open 2013 season on March 2

  • Associated Press
  • Tuesday, December 18, 2012 12:22pm
  • SportsSports

NEW YORK — Major League Soccer announced it will open its 2013 season March 2 with six games, including Montreal at Seattle.

The league said Tuesday that other March 2 matches will include Columbus at Chivas USA, Colorado at Dallas, D.C. United at Houston, Kansas City at Philadelphia and Toronto at Vancouver.

The two-time defending champion Los Angeles Galaxy open at home against Chicago the following day, when New York is at Portland and Salt Lake is at San Jose.

Home openers on March 9 include Chicago, Colorado, D.C. and Toronto. Five teams open at home March 16. New England will be the final team to open at home when it plays host to Dallas on March 23

Each team will play 34 regular-season games, the same format as last season.

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