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Sporting KC to face NYCFC in 2018 home opener

MLS: New England Revolution at Sporting KC Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Major League Soccer announced the 2018 home openers for Sporting Kansas City and the other 22 MLS teams. Sporting KC will kickoff their season at home at 6:30 p.m. CT on Sunday, March 4 when they face New York City FC at Children's Mercy Park.

Sporting KC will travel the next weekend to Chicago where they will play the Fire on March 10th.

The first couple matches could present some rather cool weather for Peter Vermes’ squad with games in Kansas City and Chicago.

According to MLS, the full 34 game regular season schedule will be announced in January. Each team will play 17 home games and 17 away games. Teams will face each of their conference opponents (10 in the East, 11 in the West) twice during the season with one game at home and one game away. Western Conference teams will play one additional intra-conference game and Eastern Conference teams will play two. All teams will face each non-conference opponent once.

2018 MLS Home Openers

Saturday, March 3, 2018:

· 1:00 PM ET - Toronto FC vs. Columbus Crew SC (BMO Field)

· 3:30 PM ET - Houston Dynamo vs. Atlanta United (BBVA Compass Stadium)

· 7:30 PM ET - Orlando City vs. D.C. United (Orlando City Stadium)

· 8:00 PM ET - FC Dallas vs. Real Salt Lake (Toyota Stadium)

· 9:00 PM ET - Colorado Rapids vs. Chicago Fire (Dick's Sporting Goods Park)

· 10:30 PM ET - San Jose Earthquakes vs. Minnesota United (Avaya Stadium)

· TBD - Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution (Talen Energy Stadium)

Sunday, March 4, 2018:

· 5:00 PM ET - Seattle Sounders vs. Los Angeles Football Club (CenturyLink Field)

· 6:00 PM ET - Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Montreal Impact (BC Place)

· 7:30 PM ET - Sporting KC vs. New York City FC (Children's Mercy Park)

· 10:00 PM ET - LA Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers (StubHub Center)

Saturday, March 10, 2018:

· 1:00 PM ET - Columbus Crew SC vs. Montreal Impact (MAPFRE Stadium)

· 1:30 PM ET - New England Revolution vs. Colorado Rapids (Gillette Stadium)

· 3:30 PM ET - Real Salt Lake vs. Los Angeles Football Club (Rio Tinto Stadium)

· 7:00 PM ET - New York Red Bulls vs. Portland Timbers (Red Bull Arena)

· TBD - Chicago Fire vs. Sporting KC (Toyota Park)

Sunday, March 11, 2018:

· 3:00 PM ET - Atlanta United vs. D.C. United (Mercedes-Benz Stadium)

· 5:00 PM ET - New York City FC vs. LA Galaxy (Yankee Stadium)

Saturday, March 17, 2018:

· 3:00 PM ET - Montreal Impact vs. Toronto FC (Olympic Stadium)

· TBD - D.C. United vs. Houston Dynamo (location TBD)

· TBD - Minnesota United vs. Chicago Fire (TCF Bank Stadium)

Saturday, April 14, 2018:

· 10:30 PM ET - Portland Timbers vs. Minnesota United (Providence Park)

Sunday, April 29, 2018:

· 9:00 PM ET - Los Angeles Football Club vs. Seattle Sounders (Banc of California Stadium)

Schedule subject to change