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Galaxy, Chivas USA announce their 2013 MLS schedules

January 09, 2013|By Kevin Baxter
  • The Galaxy's Omar Gonzalez, top, scores on a header during the MLS Cup game between the Galaxy and Houston Dynamo on Dec. 1.
The Galaxy's Omar Gonzalez, top, scores on a header during the MLS… (Robyn Beck / AFP/Getty Images )

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 beat the Dynamo in each of the last two Major League Soccer championship games, both of which were played at the Galaxy’s home in Carson. The Galaxy will open the longest MLS season in history on March 3 --  a week earlier than last year -- by playing host to the Chicago Fire. The season finale will be  Oct. 27 in Seattle.

Fifteen of the team’s 17 home games are weekend dates, and the Galaxy’s farthest road trip will take it to New York and Philadelphia, part of a season-long three-game tour in mid May.

Half of the Galaxy’s 34 regular-season games will be televised on one of Major League Soccer’s three national broadcast partners – ESPN, NBC or Univision.

Chivas USA, the Galaxy’s Home Depot Center roommate, opens its season at home on March 2, playing host to the Columbus Crew. Chivas also gets a home date with Thierry Henry and the New York Red Bulls on Aug. 25. But with the Galaxy home on May 5, Chivas will be forced to play in Kansas City on Cinco de Mayo, typically one of the team’s favorite game dates.

Chivas ends its season at home on Oct. 26 against the Portland Timbers.

Galaxy Schedule (home games bold)

 

 

DAY                  DATE                OPPONENT                                 TIME (PT)        

Sunday            March 3            vs. Chicago Fire                          2 p.m.             

Sunday            March 17          vs. Chivas USA                            2 p.m.             

Saturday          March 23          vs. Colorado Rapids                    7 p.m.             

Saturday           March 30           at Toronto FC                               TBD                 

Saturday          April 6              vs. Montreal Impact                    7:30 p.m.         

Saturday           April 13             at FC Dallas                                 12:30 p.m.        

Saturday          April 20            vs. Sporting Kansas City             7:30 p.m.         

Saturday           April 27             at Real Salt Lake                          6 p.m.              

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