The Galaxy will renew its Home Depot Center rivalry with the Houston Dynamo on May 5, highlighting a 34-game regular-season schedule released Wednesday.
The Galaxy, the two-time defending Major League Soccer champion, begins play March 3, playing host to the Chicago Fire. That's a week earlier than last spring's opener, making this season the longest in league history.
The regular-season finale for the Galaxy will be Oct. 27 in Seattle.
The Galaxy plays its first three games, and six of its first nine, at home with the final game in that stretch coming against Houston. The Galaxy beat the Dynamo in each of the last two MLS Cup finals, both of which were played at the Galaxy's home in Carson.
The 19-team MLS again will play an unbalanced schedule, meaning the Galaxy and Chivas USA, its roommate at the Home Depot Center, will play the 10 Eastern Conference teams once and will play the other eight Western Conference teams three times each.