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Sporting KC to host New York Red Bulls in 2015 season opener March 8

Sporting Kansas City won't have to wait long for the chance to avenge last season's knockout-round playoff exit.

The club will open the 2015 season on March 8 with a home game against the New York Red Bulls, who bounced Sporting KC from the 2014 postseason.

The match will be nationally televised on Fox Sports 1, and it will feature the top two goal scorers from the 2014 season. New York forward Bradley Wright-Phillips tied the MLS record with 27 goals. Sporting KC forward Dom Dwyer set a franchise record with 22 goals.

Sporting KC is winless in its past five meetings with the Red Bulls.

While it opens the season against a familiar Eastern Conference opponent, Sporting KC is shifting to the Western Conference next season.

The LA Galaxy and Chicago Fire will kick off the MLS season on March 6.

To reach Sam McDowell, call 816-234-4869 or send email to smcdowell@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter: @SamMcDowell11.

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