Sporting KC

MLS releases 2014 schedule; Sporting KC to play opening day

Updated: 2013-11-25T22:50:53Z

By SAM McDOWELL

The Kansas City Star

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.

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

Date Opponent Time TV
Sat., March 8at Seattle Sounders FC2pmNBCSN
Sat., March 15vs. FC Dallas7:30pmKMCI (Ch. 38)
Sat., March 22vs. San Jose Earthquakes7:30pmKMCI (Ch. 38)
Sat., March 29at Colorado Rapids5pmKMCI (Ch. 38)
Sat., April 5vs. Real Salt Lake7:30pmKMCI (Ch. 38)
Sat., April 19vs. Montreal Impact7:30pmKMCI (Ch. 38)
Sat., April 26at New England Revolution 6:30pmKMCI (Ch. 38)
Sun., May 4vs. Columbus Crew 3pm NBCSN
Sat., May 10at Montreal ImpactTBD KMCI (Ch. 38)
Wed., May 14vs. Philadelphia Union 7:30pmKMCI (Ch. 38)
Sun., May 18at Chicago Fire 2pm KMCI (Ch. 38)
Fri., May 23vs. Toronto FC 7:30pmKMCI (Ch. 38)
Tues., May 27vs. New York Red Bulls 8pmESPN2 
Sat., May 31at D.C. United 6pm KMCI (Ch. 38)
Fri., June 6 at Houston Dynamo 7:30pmKMCI (Ch. 38)
Fri., June 27at Portland Timbers 10pm NBCSN 
Sun., July 6vs. Chicago Fire 2pm ESPN
Sat., July 12at Montreal Impact TBD KMCI (Ch. 38)
Wed., July 16at Columbus Crew 6:30pmKMCI (Ch. 38)
Sat., July 19vs. LA Galaxy 5pm ESPN2 
Sat., July 26at 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. 16vs. Toronto FC 7:30pmKMCI (Ch. 38)
Sat., Aug. 23vs. D.C. United 7:30pmKMCI (Ch. 38)
Fri., Aug. 29 vs. Houston Dynamo 7pm NBCSN 
Wed., Sept. 3at New England Revolution 6:30pmKMCI (Ch. 38)
Sat., Sept. 6at New York Red Bulls 6pm KMCI (Ch. 38)
Sat., Sept. 13at Chivas USA 9:30pmKMCI (Ch. 38)
Fri., Sept. 26vs. New England Revolution 7pm NBCSN 
Fri., Oct. 3 at D.C. United 7pm NBCSN 
Fri., Oct. 10vs. Chicago Fire 7:30pmKMCI (Ch. 38)
Sat., Oct. 18 at Philadelphia Union TBDKMCI (Ch. 38)
Sun., Oct. 26 vs. New York Red Bulls 7:30pmESPN

To reach Sam McDowell, send email to smcdowell@kcstar.com. Follow him at twitter.com/SamMcDowell11.

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