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MLS 2010 Opening Week Schedule

I was shocked to see on the MLS web site today that they have released the schedule for the first three weeks of next years schedule!

The 15th season of Major League Soccer’s kicks off on Thursday, March 25 when Seattle Sounders FC host Philadelphia Union in the Union’s first MLS game. ¬†Opening weekend also includes the first MLS match at the new Red Bull Arena, where the Chicago Fire are the New York Red Bulls opponents.

The 2010 MLS Regular Season will see each team play a 30-game regular season, followed by playoffs among eight qualifying teams. The 2010 regular season will conclude Oct. 24. The MLS Cup Playoffs will culminate in the championship match, MLS Cup 2010, on Nov. 21.

(Game dates, times and venues are subject to change. All times Eastern)

First Kick presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods – Thursday, March 25, 2010
Philadelphia Union at Seattle Sounders FC, 9:30 p.m. –

Saturday, March 27, 2010
Toronto FC at Columbus Crew, 4 p.m. –
Chicago Fire at New York Red Bulls, 7 p.m. –
D.C. United at Kansas City Wizards, 8:30 p.m. –
Houston Dynamo at FC Dallas, 8:30 p.m. –
Real Salt Lake at San Jose Earthquakes, 9 p.m. –
New England Revolution at LA Galaxy, 11 p.m. –

Sunday, March 28, 2010
Colorado Rapids at Chivas USA, Time TBD –

Saturday, April 3, 2010
Chicago Fire at Colorado Rapids, Time TBD –
New England Revolution at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m. –

Saturday, April 10, 2010

D.C. United at Philadelphia Union, 3 p.m. –
Toronto FC at New England Revolution, 7:30 p.m. –
San Jose Earthquakes at Chicago Fire, 8:30 p.m. –
Seattle Sounders FC at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m.

Note: All games except national broadcasts are available via the MLS Direct Kick Package and are streamed live on www.MLSnet.com.