2016 adidas MLS official match ball

New year. New schedule.

Thursday, January 7 is the big day when the 2016 MLS regular season schedule is set to be released.

We already know some details about the upcoming match calendar: Back on December 22, the home openers for all 20 clubs were announced. That's 20 matches down with the other 320 unveiled on Thursday.

The 2016 MLS campaign kicks off on Sunday, March 6 with every team scheduled to play during an unprecedented full slate of opening day action. 

Last year's season schedule was also released on a January 7 and it came with the first-ever Decision Day, two Heineken Rivalry Weeks and an expanded MLS Cup Playoff field. We'll see what this January 7 has in store on the scheduling front.