It may be another week or two before the full schedule is released but MLS announced home opening dates for every team this morning. The Fire will feature in the first match of the new season on March 6 as they visit the defending MLS Cup Champion Los Angeles Galaxy. The game will be televised by UniMas as part of a new Friday night “game of the week” program on the network.
They’ll open the home portion of the schedule the following weekend against the Vancouver Whitecaps. The match is set for Saturday, March 14 at Toyota Park. One week later they’ll provide the competition for the opening of the San Jose Earthquakes’ new Avaya Stadium on March 22.
The Fire opened the 2013 season in Los Angeles and were hammered 4-0 behind a hat trick by Mike Magee.