Major League Soccer released their complete 2014 regular season schedule Monday night. The schedule is slightly modified with teams going on break for two weeks from June 12 to June 24 to accommodate for MLS players that will join their national teams in Brazil for the 2014 world cup.
The leagues 19th season will kick off March 8 in Seattle where the Sounders will host Sporting Kansas City. Philadelphia’s campaign will begin March 8 as well, were they will take on Portland at the fortress, JELD-WEN Field. The Union’s home opener will take place one week later against the New England Revolution.
As of right now six of the league matches will be televised on national TV but that is likely to change depending on how the new TV contracts are worked out.
Philadelphia will play rivals DC United and Toronto FC just twice in the course of the season due to the odd number of teams in the Eastern conference. They will clash with rivals New York a total of three times, twice at PPL Park and once at Red Bull Arena.
The Union will see a break in June, playing just two games due to the extended break for world cup action.
The Union will play a total of six of their final nine games throughout September and October at home. It will be a huge positive which the club will look to exploit to gain points on home soil and find a way into a tight race for post season play.
Philadelphia will conclude their season on October 26 playing away at Columbus. October will be a good conclusion to the season for Philadelphia. They will play three of the four games at home and will look to finish out strong in what will undoubtedly be a tight table.
Tickets will become available early in 2014.
The full schedule can be viewed here: http://www.philadelphiaunion.com/schedule?month=all&year=2014&competition_type=all&broadcast_type=all&op=Search&form_id=mls_schedule_form
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