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Sounders open 2013 season March 2, hosting Montreal

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on Dec. 18, 2012 at 8:18 am with No Comments »
December 18, 2012 8:34 am

Sounders FC will kick off its 2013 MLS season March 2 with a home match against the Montreal Impact.

This will be Montreal’s first appearance at CenturyLink Field.

Here’s the release from the club.

After their MLS opener, the Sounders will will play Tigres of Mexico in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal. The two-leg, aggregate-goal series will begin on March 5-7 in Torreon, Mexico and conclude on March 12-14 in Seattle.

Below is the MLS news regarding all 19 home-openers:

Major League Soccer today announced the 2013 home openers for each of its 19 clubs. The League’s 18th season will kick off on Saturday, March 2, 2013 with six matches and continue that same weekend with three games on Sunday, March 3. All MLS clubs will play in front of their home fans by the end of Week 4.

Times and broadcast information for these games will be announced in the coming weeks as part of the complete 2013 regular season schedule announcement. Each club will again play 34 games during the regular season.

Dates and matchups for the 2013 MLS Regular Season home openers are below (home teams listed first).

WEEK 1

Saturday, March 2:

Philadelphia Union vs. Sporting Kansas City (PPL Park)

FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids (FC Dallas Stadium)

Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Toronto FC (BC Place)

Houston Dynamo vs. D.C. United (BBVA Compass Stadium)

Seattle Sounders FC vs. Montreal Impact (CenturyLink Field)

Chivas USA vs. Columbus Crew (The Home Depot Center)

Sunday, March 3:

LA Galaxy vs. Chicago Fire (The Home Depot Center)

Portland Timbers vs. New York Red Bulls (JELD-WEN Field)

San Jose Earthquakes vs. Real Salt Lake (Buck Shaw Stadium)

WEEK 2

Saturday, March 9:

Toronto FC vs. Sporting Kansas City (venue TBD)

D.C. United vs. Real Salt Lake (RFK Stadium)

Colorado Rapids vs. Philadelphia Union (Dick’s Sporting Goods Park)

Chicago Fire vs. New England Revolution (Toyota Park)

WEEK 3

Saturday, March 16:

New York Red Bulls vs. D.C. United (Red Bull Arena)

Sporting Kansas City vs. Chicago Fire (Livestrong Sporting Park)

Real Salt Lake vs. Colorado Rapids (Rio Tinto Stadium)

Montreal Impact vs. Toronto FC (Olympic Stadium)

Columbus Crew vs. San Jose Earthquakes (Crew Stadium)

WEEK 4

Saturday, March 23:

New England Revolution vs. FC Dallas (Gillette Stadium)

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