MLS 2019 Soccer Season Kickoff
Major League Soccer is back, and fandom is at an all-time fever pitch. As teams gain momentum in their locales, and even more are set to debut in major cities moving forward, there’s never been a better time to claim a North American football club as your own. Don’t miss a moment of this season’s MLS happenings and highlights thanks to Ticketmaster’s handy guide below.
How long is the MLS season?
Each MLS club will play 34 games. Teams will face their conference opponent twice during the season, and non-conference opponents once.
Are any teams opening new stadiums? Which ones and when?
FC Cincinnati is new to the league this season and will play their first regular season home game at Nippert Stadium on March 17th vs. Portland Timbers.
Minnesota United’s Allianz Field opens on April 13th vs. NYC FC.
Portland Timbers’ Providence Park will re-open on June 1 following renovations vs. LAFC.
To note, Inter Miami and Nashville SC will join the league in 2020, as well as Austin FC in 2021.
When and where is the MLS All-Star Game?
The MLS All-Star Game will be hosted by Orlando City on March 31st.
Is there a break in the regular season?
Yes: the league will break from June 21st – 24th for the opening week of the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup, which occurs every two years and determines the continental soccer champion across North America, Central America, and the Caribbean.
When will last year’s championship teams face each other this season?
ATL United and Portland Timbers rematch on August 18th at Providence Park.
How many teams will head to the MLS playoffs this year?
14 teams will qualify for the playoffs instead of 12.
What are some other key dates and events this MLS season?
August 21st – 25th: Rivalry Week
October 6th: Decision Day
October 19th: Playoffs Begin
November 10th: MLS Cup
March Schedule Highlights
3rd: Sporting KC @ LAFC
April Schedule Highlights
6th: LAFC @ DC United
13th: FC Cincinnati @ LAFC
21st: NYC FC @ DC United
May Schedule Highlights
12th: Sporting KC @ DC United
16th: FC Dallas @ LAFC
June Schedule Highlights
July Schedule Highlights
14th: NYC FC @ NY Red Bulls
27th: Atlanta United @ LAFC
August Schedule Highlights
11th: NY Red Bulls @ LAFC
21st: NY Red Bulls @ DC United
25th: LA Galaxy @ LAFC
September Schedule Highlights
29th: DC United @ NY Red Bulls
October Schedule Highlights
6th: Decision Day
19th: Playoffs Begin
MLS 2019 Home Schedules & Team Info
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