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MLS unveils LAFC’s inaugural schedule

The full 34-game schedule is here!

MLS: LAFC Groundbreaking Ceremony Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Major League Soccer unveiled the full 2018 MLS regular season schedule on Thursday, and that includes the slate for expansion team Los Angeles Football Club.

Of particular note, the season will open on the road at Seattle on March 4, and the first home game will also feature the Sounders, when LAFC open Banc of California Stadium on April 29. All told, LAFC will play six road games to start the season, not an easy task for an expansion team.

The first rivalry game against the LA Galaxy comes early, on March 31 in a midday showdown at their stadium, followed by two more, a midweek clash on July 26 and a Friday night road tie on August 24.

We’ll have more thoughts about the schedule later, but here’s the full rundown for your perusal.

  • Sunday, March 4th, 2:00pm PT - at Seattle Sounders
  • Saturday, March 10th, 12:30pm PT - at Real Salt Lake
  • Saturday, March 31st, 12:00pm PT - at LA Galaxy (First LA Derby!!)
  • Saturday, April 7th, 2:00pm PT - at Atlanta United
  • Friday, April 13th, 7:30pm PT - at Vancouver Whitecaps
  • Saturday, April 21st, 10:00am PT - at Montreal Impact
  • Sunday, April 29th, 6:00pm PT - vs. Seattle Sounders (First LAFC home game)
  • Saturday, May 5th, 1:00pm PT - vs. FC Dallas
  • Wednesday, May 9th, 7:30pm PT - vs. Minnesota United
  • Sunday, May 13th, 5:30pm PT - vs. New York City FC
  • Saturday, May 19th, 12:00pm PT - at Portland Timbers
  • Monday, May 28th, 5:00pm PT - vs. D.C. United
  • Saturday, June 2nd, 5:00 pm PT - at FC Dallas
  • Saturday, June 9th, 7:30 pm PT - at San Jose Earthquakes
  • Saturday, June 23rd, 7:30 pm PT - vs. Columbus Crew SC
  • Saturday, June 30th, 7:30 pm PT - vs. Philadelphia Union
  • Tuesday, July 3rd, 6:00 pm PT - at Houston Dynamo
  • Saturday, July 7th, 1:30 pm PT - vs. Orlando City
  • Sunday, July 15th, 3:00 pm PT - vs. Portland Timbers
  • Sunday, July 22nd, 4:00 pm PT - at Minnesota United
  • Thursday, July 26th, 7:30 pm PT - vs. LA Galaxy
  • Sunday, August 5th, 3:00 pm PT - at New York Red Bulls
  • Saturday, August 11th, 7:30 pm PT - vs. Sporting Kansas City
  • Wednesday, August 15th, 7:30 pm PT - vs. Real Salt Lake
  • Saturday, August 18th, 7:30 pm PT - vs. Colorado Rapids
  • Friday, August 24th, 7:30 pm PT - at LA Galaxy
  • Saturday, September 1st, 5:00 pm PT - at Toronto FC
  • Saturday, September 15th, 7:30 pm PT - vs. New England Revolution
  • Saturday, September 22nd, 12:30 pm PT - vs. San Jose Earthquakes
  • Saturday, September 29th, 12:30 pm PT - at Chicago Fire
  • Saturday, October 6th, 6:00 pm PT - at Colorado Rapids
  • Thursday, October 18th, 7:30 pm PT - vs. Houston Dynamo
  • Sunday, October 21st, TBD - vs. Vancouver Whitecaps
  • Sunday, October 28th, 1:30 pm PT - at Sporting Kansas City

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