Can it be March already please? The Seattle Sounders learned last week who they will be facing for the first match of the 2015 MLS season. MLS revealed the opening weekend of games for next season and it is a slate full of interesting matchups. It is also the first year of the new TV deal MLS has with ESPN, FOX Sports and Univision.
Now the question that is being asked, will the 2015 MLS season start on time?
I am almost 100% certain that the 2015 MLS season will start on time. The reason I feel that way is because Major League Soccer has come a long way over the last decade and they do not want to do anything to hurt the ratings they are gaining in the United States and around the world.
The players, teams and MLS need to get together and figure this out before they do more harm than good. I will talk more about this at a later date.
The Sounders will be wrapping up the opening weekend of the 2015 season as they play host to the reigning Eastern Conference champions, New England Revolution. The Sounders will be looking for a little bit of revenge when they square off against the Revolution. The last time these two teams played, the Revs absolutely destroyed the Sounders 5-0 on Mothers Days.
I didn’t get a chance to watch that match, mainly because I was being a good son in-law and spending time with my mother in-law. All I remember about that match was that the notifications on my phone kept going off over and over again. It was the worst defeat for the Sounders of the 2014 season.
I can’t wait until the rest of the schedule is released to find out when and where we play the two new teams this year, Orlando City SC and New York City FC.
Are there any matches you are looking forward to in the opening weekend?
Here is some of the 2015 schedule per mlssoccer.com:
Friday, March 6
LA Galaxy vs. Chicago Fire (StubHub Center) – 10 pm ET, Unimas
Saturday, March 7
D.C. United vs. Montreal Impact (RFK Stadium) – 3 pm ET, RDS1
Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Toronto FC (BC Place) – 6 pm ET, TSN1 and RDS2
Houston Dynamo vs. Columbus Crew SC (BBVA Compass Stadium)
Philadelphia Union vs. Colorado Rapids (PPL PARK)
Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake (Providence Park)
FC Dallas vs. San Jose Earthquakes (Toyota Stadium)
Sunday, March 8
Orlando City SC vs. New York City FC (Orlando Citrus Bowl) – 5 pm ET, ESPN2
Sporting Kansas City vs. New York Red Bulls (Sporting Park) – 7 pm ET, FOX Sports 1
Seattle Sounders FC vs. New England Revolution (CenturyLink Field) – 9:30 pm ET, FOX Sports 1
Saturday, March 14
Chicago Fire vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Toyota Park)
Real Salt Lake vs. Philadelphia Union (Rio Tinto Stadium)
Columbus Crew SC vs. Toronto FC (Columbus Crew Stadium)
Sunday, March 15
New York City FC vs. New England Revolution (Yankee Stadium)
Saturday, March 21
New England Revolution vs. Montreal Impact (Gillette Stadium)
Colorado Rapids vs. New York City FC (Dick’s Sporting Goods Park)
Sunday, March 22
New York Red Bulls vs. D.C. United (Red Bull Arena)
San Jose Earthquakes vs. Chicago Fire (Avaya Stadium)
Saturday, March 28
Montreal Impact vs. Orlando City SC (Olympic Stadium)
Sunday, May 10
Toronto FC vs. Houston Dynamo (BMO Field)
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