Opening Night 2018

NEWS: Earthquakes Host Minnesota United FC in Home Opener on March 3

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Major League Soccer today announced the home openers for all clubs for the 2018 season. The San Jose Earthquakes will host Minnesota United FC at Avaya Stadium on Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. The Quakes’ matchup with Minnesota will be the last of six contests on Major League Soccer’s opening day.

The Earthquakes are coming off a 2017 season in which they reached the MLS Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2012 and the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup for the first time since 2004. The Quakes hold a 23-8-16 MLS record at Avaya Stadium all-time, including a 9-2-5 record in 2017.

With Los Angeles Football Club set to kick off their inaugural season in 2018, MLS now features 12 teams in the Western Conference, including San Jose, and 11 in the Eastern Conference. Each club will play 34 games, including 17 home games and 17 away games. Teams will face each of their conference opponents twice during the season, with one game at home and one game away. Western Conference teams will play one additional intra-conference game and Eastern Conference teams will play two. All teams will face each non-conference opponent once. 

The complete regular season schedule, along with the national television schedules for the U.S. and Canada, will be announced in January.

2018 Major League Soccer Regular Season Home Openers
All times are PT. Home teams listed first. Schedule is subject to change.

Saturday, March 3, 2018 

10 a.m. – Toronto FC vs. Columbus Crew SC (BMO Field)
12:30 p.m. – Houston Dynamo vs. Atlanta United (BBVA Compass Stadium)
4:30 p.m. – Orlando City SC vs. D.C. United (Orlando City Stadium)
5 p.m. – FC Dallas vs. Real Salt Lake (Toyota Stadium)
6 p.m. – Colorado Rapids vs. Chicago Fire (Dick’s Sporting Goods Park)
7:30 p.m. – San Jose Earthquakes vs. Minnesota United FC (Avaya Stadium)
Time TBD – Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution (Talen Energy Stadium)

Sunday, March 4, 2018
2 p.m. – Seattle Sounders FC vs. Los Angeles Football Club (CenturyLink Field)
3 p.m. – Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Montreal Impact (BC Place)
4:30 p.m. – Sporting Kansas City vs. New York City FC (Children’s Mercy Park)
7 p.m. – LA Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers (StubHub Center)
Saturday, March 10, 2018
10 a.m. – Columbus Crew SC vs. Montreal Impact (MAPFRE Stadium)
10:30 a.m. – New England Revolution vs. Colorado Rapids (Gillette Stadium)
12:30 p.m. – Real Salt Lake vs. Los Angeles Football Club (Rio Tinto Stadium)
4 p.m. – New York Red Bulls vs. Portland Timbers (Red Bull Arena)
Time TBD – Chicago Fire vs. Sporting Kansas City (Toyota Park)

Sunday, March 11, 2018
12 p.m. – Atlanta United vs. D.C. United (Mercedes-Benz Stadium)
2 p.m. – New York City FC vs. LA Galaxy (Yankee Stadium)

Saturday, March 17, 2018
12 p.m. – Montreal Impact vs. Toronto FC (Olympic Stadium)
Time TBD – D.C. United vs. Houston Dynamo (venue TBD)
Time TBD – Minnesota United FC vs. Chicago Fire (TCF Bank Stadium)

Saturday, April 14, 2018
7:30 p.m. – Portland Timbers vs. Minnesota United FC (Providence Park)
Sunday, April 29, 2018
6 p.m. – Los Angeles Football Club vs. Seattle Sounders FC (Banc of California Stadium)


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