The National Women’s Soccer League announced its 2014 schedule on Friday, and FC Kansas City’s regular season opener will be a home match against Sky Blue FC on April 12.
The first match will be played at FC Kansas City’s new home field -- Verizon Wireless Field at UMKC’s Durwood Stadium.
The addition of the Houston Dash increases the number of NWSL teams to nine. Four teams -- Sky Blue FC, the Chicago Red Stars, Boston Breakers and Seattle Reign FC -- will make two visits to play games in Kansas City.
FC Kansas City will play four preseason matches, including games against college opponents Missouri and Kansas.
FC KANSAS CITY SCHEDULE
|March 18||at University of Missouri||6 p.m.|
|March 22||Chicago Red Stars (at St. Louis Soccer Park)||7 p.m.|
|March 29||at University of Kansas||1 p.m.|
|April 5||Oklahoma State University||TBA|
|April 12||Sky Blue FC||7 p.m.|
|April 19||at Washington Spirit||5:30 p.m.|
|April 26||at Portland Thorns FC||9 p.m.|
|April 30||Chicago Red Stars||7 p.m.|
|May 3||at Houston Dash||7 p.m.|
|May 7||at Western New York Flash||6 p.m.|
|May 11||Washington Spirit||5 p.m.|
|May 14||at Seattle Reign FC||9 p.m.|
|May 18||Houston Dash||4 p.m.|
|May 21||Seattle Reign FC||7 p.m.|
|May 25||at Boston Breakers||6 p.m.|
|June 4||Western New York Flash||7 p.m.|
|June 7||Boston Breakers||7 p.m.|
|June 14||at Houston Dash||8 p.m.|
|June 21||Chicago Red Stars||7 p.m.|
|June 28||Portland Thorns||7 p.m.|
|July 6||at Sky Blue FC||5 p.m.|
|July 13||at Portland Thorns FC||4 p.m.|
|July 18||at Western New York Flash||6:30 p.m.|
|July 27||Sky Blue FC||5 p.m.|
|July 30||at Washington Spirit||6 p.m.|
|Aug. 2||Seattle Reign FC||7 p.m.|
|Aug. 6||Boston Breakers||7 p.m.|
|Aug. 9||at Chicago Red Stars||7 p.m.|