In less than two weeks, Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake will conclude the 2013 Major League Soccer season when they play for the MLS Cup.
By SAM McDOWELL
The Kansas City Star
Three months later, Sporting KC will kick off the league’s 2014 schedule.
The 2014 MLS schedule was released Monday, and for the second straight season, Sporting KC will take part in opening day. The club will travel to face Seattle at 2 p.m. on March 8 in the first match of the MLS season.
Sporting KC will return home on March 15 to play FC Dallas in its MLS home opener at Sporting Park, though it will play a home CONCACAF Champions League match against Cruz Azul three days earlier.
But first things first.
Trying to win its first MLS championship since 2000, Sporting KC will play host to Real Salt Lake at 3 p.m. on Dec. 7.
Tickets for the MLS Cup Final will go on sale at noon Tuesday as part of an exclusive pre-sale. The general public can purchase tickets beginning Monday.
2014 Sporting KC schedule
|Sat., March 8||at Seattle Sounders FC||2pm||NBCSN|
|Sat., March 15||vs. FC Dallas||7:30pm||KMCI (Ch. 38)|
|Sat., March 22||vs. San Jose Earthquakes||7:30pm||KMCI (Ch. 38)|
|Sat., March 29||at Colorado Rapids||5pm||KMCI (Ch. 38)|
|Sat., April 5||vs. Real Salt Lake||7:30pm||KMCI (Ch. 38)|
|Sat., April 19||vs. Montreal Impact||7:30pm||KMCI (Ch. 38)|
|Sat., April 26||at New England Revolution||6:30pm||KMCI (Ch. 38)|
|Sun., May 4||vs. Columbus Crew||3pm||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 10||at Montreal Impact||TBD||KMCI (Ch. 38)|
|Wed., May 14||vs. Philadelphia Union||7:30pm||KMCI (Ch. 38)|
|Sun., May 18||at Chicago Fire||2pm||KMCI (Ch. 38)|
|Fri., May 23||vs. Toronto FC||7:30pm||KMCI (Ch. 38)|
|Tues., May 27||vs. New York Red Bulls||8pm||ESPN2|
|Sat., May 31||at D.C. United||6pm||KMCI (Ch. 38)|
|Fri., June 6||at Houston Dynamo||7:30pm||KMCI (Ch. 38)|
|Fri., June 27||at Portland Timbers||10pm||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 6||vs. Chicago Fire||2pm||ESPN|
|Sat., July 12||at Montreal Impact||TBD||KMCI (Ch. 38)|
|Wed., July 16||at Columbus Crew||6:30pm||KMCI (Ch. 38)|
|Sat., July 19||vs. LA Galaxy||5pm||ESPN2|
|Sat., July 26||at Toronto FC||TBD||KMCI (Ch. 38)|
|Fri., Aug. 1||vs. Philadelphia Union||7pm||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 10||at Vancouver Whitecaps||TBD||KMCI (Ch. 38)|
|Sat., Aug. 16||vs. Toronto FC||7:30pm||KMCI (Ch. 38)|
|Sat., Aug. 23||vs. D.C. United||7:30pm||KMCI (Ch. 38)|
|Fri., Aug. 29||vs. Houston Dynamo||7pm||NBCSN|
|Wed., Sept. 3||at New England Revolution||6:30pm||KMCI (Ch. 38)|
|Sat., Sept. 6||at New York Red Bulls||6pm||KMCI (Ch. 38)|
|Sat., Sept. 13||at Chivas USA||9:30pm||KMCI (Ch. 38)|
|Fri., Sept. 26||vs. New England Revolution||7pm||NBCSN|
|Fri., Oct. 3||at D.C. United||7pm||NBCSN|
|Fri., Oct. 10||vs. Chicago Fire||7:30pm||KMCI (Ch. 38)|
|Sat., Oct. 18||at Philadelphia Union||TBD||KMCI (Ch. 38)|
|Sun., Oct. 26||vs. New York Red Bulls||7:30pm||ESPN|
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