MLS Preseason: Four teams play their first matches this week

Diego Valeri - Portland Timbers - celebrating goal vs. Sporting KC

The 2017 MLS Preseason is officially off and running, with all 22 teams reporting to camp this week.

Most clubs have to wait until next week to play their first matches of the preseason, but a few squads are kicking things off in a few days.

Here’s the full schedule of preseason matches on tap for later this week:

Friday, Jan. 27

New York Red Bulls vs. Portland Timbers, 8:30 pm ET
Kino Sports Complex, Tucson, Ariz.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Cardiff City, 6:30 am ET
Cardiff City Training Complex, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales

Saturday, Jan. 28

San Jose Earthquakes vs. San Jose Earthquakes Academy U-18s, Time TBD
Earthquakes Training Facility, San Jose, Calif.