2013 soccer calendar

For your 2013 planning purposes:

Jan. 7-28: U.S. men’s training camp at Home Depot Center (mostly MLS players)

Jan. 11: Hermann Trophy winners announced in St. Louis (college players of the year)

Jan. 11: National Women’s Soccer League allocates marquee players to the eight clubs.

Jan. 17: MLS SuperDraft at NSCAA convention in Indianapolis (two rounds)

Jan. 18: NWSL draft in Indianapolis

Jan. 19-Feb. 10: Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa

Jan. 22: MLS supplemental draft (four rounds)

Late January: MLS training camps open

Jan. 26: Canada vs. Denmark friendly in Tucson

Jan. 29-Feb. 8: The Desert Friendlies in Tucson (Portland, Colorado, San Jose, Houston, Kansas City, Seattle)

Jan. 29: U.S. men’s friendly vs. Canada in Houston

Jan. 30: Mexico vs. Denmark friendly in Glendale, Ariz.

Feb. 6: FIFA friendly date and first day of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers (USA at Honduras, 4 p.m. ET)

Feb. 6: Colombia vs. Guatemala friendly in Miami

Feb. 9: U.S. women’s friendly vs. Scotland in Jacksonville

Feb. 9-23: Disney Pro Soccer Classic in Orlando (D.C. United, Kansas City, Montreal, Philadelphia, Toronto, Columbus, plus USL’s Orlando and NASL’s Tampa Bay)

Feb. 12-20: UEFA Champions League round of 16, first leg

Feb. 13: U.S. women’s friendly vs. Scotland in Nashville

Feb. 13-23: Desert Diamond Cup in Tucson (New England, Seattle, New York, Real Salt Lake)

Feb. 15: Chivas USA vs. Colorado Rapids in Las Vegas Pro Soccer Challenge

Feb. 16-23: Carolina Challenge Cup in Charleston, S.C. (Chicago, Houston, Vancouver, Charleston)

Feb. 18-March 3: CONCACAF Under-20 Championship in Mexico

March 2: MLS opening weekend

March 3: FC Barcelona at Real Madrid

March 5-13: UEFA Champions League round of 16, second leg

March 5-14: CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals

March 22: FIFA fixture date, including second day of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers (USA vs. Costa Rica)

March 26: FIFA fixture date, including third day of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers (USA at Mexico)

Mid-April: Launch of National Women’s Soccer League

April 2-10: UEFA Champions League quarterfinals

April 2-11: CONCACAF Champions League semifinals

April 5: U.S. women’s friendly at Germany

April 6: NASL season begins

April 6-19: CONCACAF Under-17 Championship in Panama

April 23-May 1: UEFA Champions League semifinals

April 25-May 1: CONCACAF Champions League finals

May 11: English FA Cup final at Wembley

May 15: UEFA Europa League final in Amsterdam

May 25: UEFA Champions League final at Wembley

June 2: Proposed U.S. men’s friendly vs. Germany at U.S. venue

June 7: FIFA fixture date, including fourth day of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers (USA at Jamaica)

June 11: FIFA fixture date, including fifth day of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers (USA vs. Panama)

June 14: FIFA fixture date

June 15-30: FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil (Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Italy, Spain, Uruguay, Tahiti, Africa champion)

June 18: FIFA fixture date, including sixth day of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers (USA vs. Honduras)

June 21-July 13: FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey

July 7-28: CONCACAF Gold Cup at several U.S. venues

July 31: MLS All-Star Game vs. opponent to be determined in Kansas City, Kan.

Aug. 14: FIFA friendly date

Sept. 6: FIFA fixture date, including seventh day of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers (USA at Costa Rica)

Sept. 10: FIFA fixture date, including eighth day of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers (USA vs. Mexico)

Oct. 11: FIFA fixture date, including ninth day of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers (USA vs. Jamaica)

Oct. 15: FIFA fixture date, including last day of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers (USA at Panama)

Oct. 17-Nov. 8: FIFA Under-17 World Cup in United Arab Emirates

Nov. 13-20: World Cup qualifying playoffs: Asia vs. South America, CONCACAF vs. Oceania

Late November-early December: MLS Cup at venue of participating club

Dec. 6: 2014 World Cup final draw in Mata de Sao Joao, Brazil

Dec. 6-8: NCAA College Cup (women) at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.

Dec. 11-21: FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco

Dec. 13-15: NCAA College Cup (men) at PPL Park in Chester, Pa.

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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