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MLS announces 2012 home opener dates

Just a week or so has passed since the 2011 MLS Cup, which means it's already time to start thinking about the 2012 season.

On Tuesday, MLS announced the dates for the 2012 home openers, including the dates for the Montreal Impact's home debut and the inaugural match at the Houston Dynamo's new stadium.

WEEK 1 (First Kick presented by Dick's Sporting Goods)

  • Saturday, March 10: Colorado Rapids, D.C. United, LA Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  • Sunday, March 11: Chivas USA, FC Dallas
  • Monday, March 12: Portland Timbers


  • Saturday, March 17: Sporting Kansas City, Montreal Impact, Real Salt Lake
  • Sunday, March 18: Philadelphia Union


  • Saturday, March 24: Chicago Fire, Columbus Crew, New England Revolution, Toronto FC   
  • Sunday, March 25: New York Red Bulls


  • Saturday, May 12: Houston Dynamo (new stadium opener)

The matchups and the full schedule are expected to be released before the end of the year.