First Kick 2013: MLS announces home openers for all 19 teams

Brad White

Toronto FC will open season inside at Rogers Centre, while Sounders will open at home for the fifth straight year.

Toronto FC will open their 2013 home campaign under the dome of Rogers Centre on March 9, probably the biggest surprise of Tuesday's MLS First Kick announcement. With MLS starting its season on March 2, the earliest it has ever done so, it appears some teams are taking extra precautions to stay out of the snow.

Also somewhat of note is that the Seattle Sounders will open at home for a fifth straight year. The Sounders have opened all of their MLS seasons at home, going 3-1-0 in their previous four attempts.

WEEK 1

Saturday, March 2:

Philadelphia Union vs. Sporting Kansas City (PPL Park)

FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids (FC Dallas Stadium)

Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Toronto FC (BC Place)

Houston Dynamo vs. D.C. United (BBVA Compass Stadium)

Seattle Sounders FC vs. Montreal Impact (CenturyLink Field)

Chivas USA vs. Columbus Crew (The Home Depot Center)

Sunday, March 3:

LA Galaxy vs. Chicago Fire (The Home Depot Center)

Portland Timbers vs. New York Red Bulls (Jeld-Wen Field)

San Jose Earthquakes vs. Real Salt Lake (Buck Shaw Stadium)

WEEK 2

Saturday, March 9:

Toronto FC vs. Sporting Kansas City (Rogers Centre)

D.C. United vs. Real Salt Lake (RFK Stadium)

Colorado Rapids vs. Philadelphia Union (Dick's Sporting Goods Park)

Chicago Fire vs. New England Revolution (Toyota Park)

WEEK 3

Saturday, March 16:

New York Red Bulls vs. D.C. United (Red Bull Arena)

Sporting Kansas City vs. Chicago Fire (LiveStrong Sporting Park)

Real Salt Lake vs. Colorado Rapids (Rio Tinto Stadium)

Montreal Impact vs. Toronto FC (Olympic Stadium)

Columbus Crew vs. San Jose Earthquakes (Crew Stadium)

WEEK 4

Saturday, March 23:

New England Revolution vs. FC Dallas (Gillette Stadium)

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