FRISCO (CBSDFW.COM) – Major League Soccer today unveiled the 2017 regular season schedule for all 22 clubs, including broadcast coverage across the five national broadcast partners in the U.S. and Canada.
Following a record year for attendance and overall viewership, the 2017 broadcast schedule expands on the successes of 2016, capitalizing on strategic placement for MLS matches in order to bring league action to the broadest audiences ever while also creating a competitively balanced schedule for all 22 teams. Highlighted by two new teams and two new soccer stadiums, this season will see the most regular season MLS matches in league history.
Match DATE OPPONENT VENUE TIME (CT)
1 Saturday, Mar 4 (UNIV) LA Galaxy Los Angeles 4 PM
2 Saturday, Mar 11 (MLS) Kansas City Kansas City 8 PM
3 Saturday, Mar 18 (MLS) New England Dallas 7 PM
4 Saturday, Apr 1 (MLS) Colorado Colorado 8 PM
5 Saturday, Apr 8 (MLS) Minnesota Dallas 7 PM
6 Friday, Apr 14 (UniMas) San Jose San Jose 10 PM
7 Saturday, Apr 22 (MLS) Kansas City Dallas 7 PM
8 Saturday, Apr 29 (MLS) Portland Dallas 7 PM
9 Saturday, May 6 (MLS) Real Salt Lake Real Salt Lake 8:30 PM
10 Sunday, May 14 (FS1) New York Dallas 7 PM
11 Saturday, May 20 (MLS) San Jose Dallas 7 PM
12 Sunday, May 28 (FS1) Houston Dallas 7 PM
13 Wednesday, May 31 (MLS) Chicago Chicago 7:30 PM
14 Saturday, Jun 3 (MLS) Real Salt Lake Dallas 7 PM
15 Saturday, Jun 10 (MLS) Portland Portland 9:30 PM
16 Saturday, Jun 17 (TSN) Vancouver Vancouver TBD
17 Friday, Jun 23 (UniMas) Houston Houston 8 PM
18 Saturday, Jul 1 (TSN) Toronto Dallas TBD
19 Tuesday, Jul 4 (MLS) D.C. United Dallas 7:30 PM
20 Saturday, Jul 22 (TVA) Montreal Montreal TBD
21 Saturday, Jul 29 (TSN) Vancouver Dallas TBD
22 Saturday, Aug 5 (MLS) Philadelphia Philadelphia 6 PM
23 Saturday, Aug 12 (MLS) Colorado Dallas 7 PM
24 Saturday, Aug 19 (MLS) Kansas City Kansas City 7:30 PM
25 Wed., Aug 23 (UniMas) Houston Dallas 8 PM
26 Saturday, Aug 26 (MLS) Columbus Columbus 6:30 PM
27 Saturday, Sep 2 (UniMas) NY Red Bulls Dallas TBD
28 Saturday, Sep 9 (MLS) Atlanta Atlanta 6 PM
29 Saturday, Sep 16 (MLS) Seattle Dallas 7 PM
30 Saturday, Sep 23 (MLS) Minnesota Minnesota 7 PM
31 Wednesday, Sep 27 (MLS) Colorado Dallas 7 PM
32 Saturday, Sep 30 (UNIV) Orlando Orlando 3 PM
33 Sunday, Oct 15 (MLS) Seattle Seattle 4 PM
34 Sunday, Oct 22 (MLS) LA Galaxy Dallas 3 PM
• CLICK HERE for the 2017 MLS Regular Season Schedule
• CLICK HERE for 2017 Home Opener information for all 22 MLS Clubs
Additional 2017 Season Notes and Key Dates
- Schedule Format: Each club will play 34 games, including 17 home games and 17 away games. Teams will face each of their 10 conference opponents twice during the season with one game at home and one game away. Clubs also will compete in select additional games against different conference opponents three times, and they will face each non-conference opponent once.
- Midday Summer Windows:The 2017 schedule reduces the number of matches affected by heat in the summer with just nine matches, six national broadcasts, on early summer afternoons (vs.15 total matches in 2016). Additionally, those six matches will be played in more temperate climates (Atlanta inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Toronto, Portland, Minnesota, Montreal, Seattle). Total number of matches,
- Record Number of Matches:374 matches will be played this season, more than any other MLS season.
- MLS Cup Rematch: Toronto FC will travel to Seattle to face Sounders FC in a 2016 MLS Cup rematch on May 6 that will air on ESPN (4 p.m. ET).
- Postseason Schedule:Details for the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs and 2017 MLS Cup will be announced at a later date.
- MLS All-Star Game:Dates and details for the 2017 MLS All-Star Game will be announced in the coming weeks.