Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Major League Soccer Releases 2013 Regular Season Schedule

Major League Soccer Wednesday released its 323-game 2013 regular season schedule.

Among the highlights of the schedule:

- The 35-week 2013 season will begin March 2, the earliest start date ever, and end October 27.

- All 19 teams will play a 34-game schedule -- 17 home, 17 away.

- Over 90 percent of games will be played on weekends or holidays with no game conflicting with a FIFA World Cup qualifying match.

- In Week 3, eight of the nine matches scheduled will be regional rivalry games with NBC Sports Networks set to air three of those games live.

- No games this summer will start earlier than 4 p.m. local time to alleviate any heat issues with players.

- All 323 games will be televised live, with 87 televised in the US via ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, NBC, NBC Sports Network, Univision and UniMas.

- All non-nationally televised games will be available on local television outlets and can also be seen by subscribing to Direct Kick and/or MLSLive.

- MLS Cup will take place December 7 or 8 at the site of the conference champion with the best regular season record.

To view the complete 2013 MLS schedule and/or the 2013 national TV schedule, visit

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