Major League Soccer released its 2014 Regular Season schedule on Monday, with the season opener scheduled for Saturday, March 8 with a nationally televised game between the attendance juggernaut Seattle Sounders FC and Sporting Kansas City, who will be competing against Real Salt Lake for the 2013 MLS Cup on Saturday, December 7.

The Fire kick off their regular season schedule on Sunday, March 9 at Chivas USA, marking the second consecutive season that the club will open the season in the Los Angeles area, having lost to the LA Galaxy to open the 2013 campaign.

The Fire will then travel to Portland before coming home to face New York.  The team will then travel to D.C. to complete their run of four consecutive nationally televised matches to start the season (the first three in Spanish on UniMas, the fourth on NBC Sports Network).

The club will complete their regular season campaign at home on Friday, October 24 against the Houston Dynamo, televised nationally on NBC Sports Network.

The schedule features a break for the World Cup, similar to the NHL’s 2013-14 schedule that takes a few weeks off for the Winter Olympics.

Complete Fire Schedule:

  1. 3/9 at Chivas USA, 2PM on UniMas
  2. 3/16 at Portland Timbers, 2PM on UniMas
  3. 3/23 vs. New York Red Bulls, 2PM on UniMas
  4. 3/29 at D.C. United, 3PM on NBC Sports Network
  5. 4/5 vs. Philadelphia Union, 4PM
  6. 4/12 at Impact de Montréal, Time TBD at Olympic Stadium
  7. 4/19 vs. New England Revolution, 3PM on NBC Sports Network
  8. 5/3 vs. Real Salt Lake, 7:30PM
  9. 5/10 at New York Red Bulls, 6PM on NBC Sports Network
  10. 5/18 vs. Sporting Kansas City, 2PM on UniMas
  11. 5/24 at Columbus Crew, 6:30 PM
  12. 6/1 vs. LA Galaxy, Time TBD on ESPN2
  13. 6/4 at Colorado Rapids, 8PM
  14. 6/7 vs. Seattle Sounders FC, 7:30PM
  15. 7/2 vs. Toronto FC, 7:30PM
  16. 7/6 at Sporting Kansas City, 2PM on ESPN
  17. 7/12 at New England Revolution, 6:30PM
  18. 7/19 vs. Philadelphia Union, 7:30PM
  19. 7/23 at San Jose Earthquakes, 10PM on NBC Sports Network
  20. 7/30 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 7:30PM
  21. 8/2 vs. Columbus Crew, Time TBD
  22. 8/10 vs. New York Red Bulls, 7PM on Univision Deportes
  23. 8/16 at Impact de Montréal, Time TBD
  24. 8/23 at Toronto FC, Time TBD
  25. 8/30 vs. FC Dallas, 7:30PM
  26. 9/7 at New England Revolution, 6PM
  27. 9/13 vs. Toronto FC, 7PM
  28. 9/20 vs. D.C. United, Time TBD
  29. 9/28 at Houston Dynamo, 2PM on UniMas
  30. 10/2 at Philadelphia Union, 7PM on ESPN2
  31. 10/5 vs. Impact de Montréal, 4PM
  32. 10/10 at Sporting Kansas City, 7:30PM
  33. 10/18 at D.C. United, 6PM
  34. 10/24 vs. Houston Dynamo, 7PM on NBC Sports Network

Seventeen games take place on the usually scheduled Saturday, while the Fire will play ten games on Sundays next season.  The Fire will play just four Wednesday regular season games in 2014, two at home and two on the road.  Two regular season games are scheduled for Friday, and one on a Thursday.  The Fire’s 2013 regular season consisted on twenty Saturday games, nine Sunday games, three Wednesday games and two Friday matches.

Additional matches will be scheduled as friendlies and in tournament play.

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