FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Major League Soccer today unveiled its 2011 regular-season schedule, a slate that sees each of the 18 teams play a 34-game schedule beginning March 15 and ending on October 23. The league’s 18 teams will play a balanced schedule, meeting each of the other 17 teams once at home and once on the road.
After opening the season on the road against the LA Galaxy on March 20, the New England Revolution opens its 2011 home slate at Gillette Stadium against rival D.C. United on March 26.
Among the other schedule highlights, defending MLS Cup champion Colorado will travel to Foxborough on May 7, while Revolution fans will have early chances to check out the league’s newest clubs when Portland travels to Gillette Stadium on April 2, and Vancouver comes to New England on May 14. Los Angeles makes its annual venture to the Boston area for Memorial Day weekend, facing the Revs on May 28, and the arch rival Chicago Fire come to town on June 18.
The Revolution will have one match – the team’s July 4 title at Real Salt Lake - broadcast nationally on ESPN2, while the team’s 33 other matches are scheduled to be by broadcast by Comcast SportsNet New England. Additionally, three matches will also be televised in Spanish on Galavision: March 20 at Los Angeles, May 28 against Los Angeles, August 28 at Philadelphia.
The Revs will make four of their six West Coast road trips in the first 10 weeks of the season, traveling to LA (March 20), Vancouver (April 6), Chivas USA (April 30) and San Jose (May 21) during that span.
The team’s series against I-95 rival, the New York Red Bulls, opens on June 11 in Harrison, N.J., before concluding at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 20.
The Revolution will make its first-ever trips to Vancouver on April 6, and Portland on Sept. 16.
The Revolution will depart for Orlando for an 11-day training trip on Monday, Feb. 14, and is scheduled to play three training matches – against the University of Central Florida, the U.S. Under-17 National Team and FC Dallas – during their stay. For up-to-the-minute information on the Revolution, visit the team’s official web site at revolutionsoccer.net, or follow the team on Twitter at @NERevolution, or on Facebook at facebook.com/NERevolution.
Four-game mini-plans are on sale now for the 2011 season, and start at $68. The four-game plans include tickets to the home opener against D.C. United on Saturday, March 26, and three additional stand-alone games, a 2011 Revolution calendar and a choice of one of four exclusive gifts. Season tickets for the 2011 New England Revolution season are also on sale – including packages for the newly-opened West Side seats – and start at $234 for 18-game packages. Call 1-877-GET-REVS or visit revolutionsoccer.net for more information about these plans or any other ticket option.