D.C. United sets 2014 MLS schedule

November 25, 2013
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D.C. United will open the 2014 MLS season March 8 against the Columbus Crew at RFK Stadium, the league announced Monday.

The campaign runs through Oct. 25, with each of the 19 clubs again playing 34 matches. MLS will take a two-week break in June during the group stages of the month-long World Cup in Brazil.

Coming off the worst season in club history, United will face Eastern Conference champion Sporting Kansas City three times (at home in May and October, away in August) and Western champion Real Salt Lake on the road in August.

United and archrival New York will meet in April and August at RFK and in September at Red Bull Arena.

NBC Sports Network will carry six DCU matches and ESPN2 one. The local TV package won’t be finalized for several months.

United will open training camp in late January in Washington before moving operations to Bradenton, Fla., and, in the final stretch of preseason, Charleston, S.C.

Teams will again play opponents from the other conference once. United’s Western foes at home are Dallas, Seattle, Chivas and Colorado. On the road, DCU will visit Los Angeles, Real Salt Lake, Portland, San Jose and Vancouver.

DCU SCHEDULE

March 8         Columbus Crew                 7 p.m.         

March 15        at Los Angeles Galaxy                       10:30 p.m.       

March 22        at Toronto FC                      TBD             

March 29       Chicago Fire                      4 p.m.         NBC Sports Network

April 5           New England Revolution   7 p.m.         

April 12         New York Red Bulls          2:30 p.m.         NBC Sports Network

April 19          at Columbus Crew               7 p.m.        

April 26         FC Dallas                           7 p.m.        

May 3             at Portland Timbers             10:30 p.m.      

May 10           at Philadelphia Union          TBD            

May 17          Montreal Impact                7 p.m.        

May 21          Houston Dynamo               7 p.m.      

May 24           at New England Revolution                      7:30 p.m.               

May 31          Sporting Kansas City         7 p.m.      

June 7            Columbus Crew                 7 p.m.       

June 11          at Montreal Impact              TBD            

June 28          Seattle Sounders FC           7 p.m.        

July 5             at Toronto FC                      TBD         

July 11           at San Jose Earthquakes      11 p.m.       NBC Sports Network

July 20           Chivas USA                        8 p.m.         Univision Deportes

July 30           Toronto FC                        7 p.m.       

Aug. 3            at Houston Dynamo            8 p.m.         Univision Deportes

Aug. 9            at RealSaltLake                 10 p.m.     

Aug. 17          Colorado Rapids                8 p.m.         Univision Deportes

Aug. 23          at Sporting Kansas City       8:30 p.m.    

Aug. 31          New York Red Bulls          2:30 p.m.         NBC Sports Network

Sept. 6            at Vancouver Whitecaps     TBD 

Sept. 10          at New York Red Bulls       8 p.m.         ESPN2

Sept. 20          at Chicago Fire                    TBD 

Sept. 27          Philadelphia Union             3 p.m.         NBC Sports Network

Oct. 3             Sporting Kansas City         8 p.m.         NBC Sports Network

Oct. 12           at Houston Dynamo            3 p.m.         UniMas

Oct. 18           Chicago Fire                      7 p.m.

Oct. 25           at Montreal Impact              TBD

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.
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