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: Atlanta United @ DC United

3rd: Sporting KC @ LAFC

10th: FC Cincinnati @ Atlanta United

16th: San Jose Earthquakes @ NY Red Bulls

17th: Philadelphia Union @ Atlanta United

23rd: Orlando City SC @ NY Red Bulls

 

April Schedule Highlights

6th: LAFC @ DC United

13th: FC Cincinnati @ LAFC

20th: FC Dallas @ Atlanta United

21st: NYC FC @ DC United

27th: Colorado @ Atlanta United

 

May Schedule Highlights

4th: Columbus Crew FC @ DC United

12th: Sporting KC @ DC United

16th: FC Dallas @ LAFC

19th: Atlanta United @ NY Red Bulls

29th: Minnesota United @ Atlanta United

 

June Schedule Highlights

1st: San Jose Earthquakes @ DC United

29th: Montreal Impact @ Atlanta United

 

July Schedule Highlights

7th: NYRB @ Atlanta United

14th: NYC FC @ NY Red Bulls

21st: DC United @ Atlanta United

27th: Atlanta United @ LAFC

31st: All-Star Game hosted by Orlando City SC

 

August Schedule Highlights

4thPhiladelphia Union @ DC United

11th: NY Red Bulls @ LAFC

21st: NY Red Bulls @ DC United

25th: LA Galaxy @ LAFC

 

September Schedule Highlights

14th: Columbus Crew FC @ Atlanta United

21st: San Jose Earthquakes @ Atlanta United

29th: DC United @ NY Red Bulls

 

October Schedule Highlights

6th: FC Cincinnati @ DC United

6th: Decision Day

19th: Playoffs Begin

 

MLS 2019 Home Schedules & Team Info

Eastern ConferenceWestern Conference
Atlanta United FCSan Jose Earthquakes
Chicago FireColorado Rapids
Columbus CrewMinnesota United FC
D.C. UnitedSporting Kansas City
FC CincinnatiHouston Dynamo
Montreal ImpactPortland Timbers
New England RevolutionSeattle Sounders FC
New York City FC Los Angeles FC
New York Red BullsLA Galaxy
Orlando City SCFC Dallas
Philadelphia UnionReal Salt Lake
Toronto FCVancouver Whitecaps

 

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